"For the People, Of the People, and By the People"
Justice for Everybody Harms Nobody
Volume 1, Number 4
AT SKINNING THE PEOPLE
BY ALFRED LAWSON
UNLESS YOU KNOW THESE THINGS YOU ARE NOT EDUCATED
Two well perfumed touts of the financiers sat at a table overloaded with
choice viands and imported liquors. They held between their expensive
teeth special brands of high priced cigars and blew out of their cunning
mouths rings of odoriferous fumes. Their fly-spotless white fronts
extended from their double chins to their waist bands and each supported
at the rear of their coat two tails as proof of their superiority to
monkeys who have but one tail.
The Original Benefactor
Says tout No. 1: "We are going to start a new organization and would
like a good name for it."
Questions tout No. 2: "Who are you going to skin?"
Replies tout No. 1: "We intend to skin the farmers."
Answers tout No. 2: "Then call it the Farmers' organization."
Now at another table laden with the fat of the land sat another pair of touts and one of them said, "We are going to start a new organization and perhaps you could suggest a good name for it."
"Who are you going to skin?" asked the other one. "We intend to skin the Manufacturers," answered the first one.
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