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we who claim the right to partake of the blessings of freedom and opportunity,
we who seek to accumulate riches here, may as well know that neither riches nor
opportunity would be available to us if ORGANIZED CAPITAL had not provided
For more than twenty years it has been a somewhat popular and growing pastime
for radicals, self-seeking politicians, racketeers, crooked labor leaders, and on
occasion religious leaders, to take pot-shots at “WALL STREET, THE MONEY
CHANGERS, and BIG BUSINESS.”
The practice became so general that we witnessed during the business depression, the unbelievable sight of high government ofﬁcials lining up with the cheap
politicians, and labor leaders, with the openly avowed purpose of throttling the
system which has made Industrial America the richest country on earth. The lineup was so general and so well organized that it prolonged the worst depression
America has ever known. It cost millions of men their jobs, because those jobs
were inseparably a part of the industrial and capitalistic system which form the
very backbone of the nation. 122 NAPOLEON HILL THINK AND GROW RICH During this unusual alliance of government ofﬁcials and self-seeking individuals who were endeavoring to proﬁt by declaring “open season” on the American
system of industry, a certain type of labor leader joined forces with the politicians
and offered to deliver voters in return for legislation designed to permit men to
TAKE RICHES AWAY FROM INDUSTRY BY ORGANIZED FORCE OF NUMBERS, INSTEAD OF THE BETTER METHOD OF GIVING A FAIR DAY’S WORK
FOR A FAIR DAY’S PAY.
Millions of men and women throughout the nation are still engaged in this popular pastime of trying to GET without GIVING. Some of them are lined up with
labor unions, where they demand SHORTER HOURS AND MORE PAY! Others
do not take the trouble to work at all. THEY DEMAND GOVERNMENT RELIEF
AND ARE GETTING IT. Their idea of their rights of freedom was demonstrated
in New York City, where violent complaint was registered with the Postmaster,
by a group of “relief beneﬁciaries,” because the Postmen awakened them at 7:30
A.M. to deliver Government relief checks. They DEMANDED that the time of delivery be set up to 10:00 o’clock.
If you are one of those who believe that riches can be accumulated by the mere act
of men who organize themselves into groups and demand MORE PAY for LESS
SERVICE, if you are one of those who DEMAND Government relief without early
morning disturbance when the money is delivered to you, if you are one of those
who believe in trading their votes to politicians in return for the passing of laws
which permit the raiding of the public treasury, you may rest securely on your
belief, with certain knowledge that no one will disturb you, because THIS IS A
FREE COUNTRY WHERE EVERY MAN MAY THINK AS HE PLEASES, where
nearly everybody can live with but little effort, where many may live well without
doing any work whatsoever.
However, you should know the full truth concerning this FREEDOM of which so
many people boast, and so fe...
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This note was uploaded on 11/13/2012 for the course ACCOUNTING 225 taught by Professor Austin during the Spring '12 term at American.
- Spring '12