More dangerous thoughts PDF 1941 by Mike Quin

More dangerous thoughts 

More dangerous thoughts 1941

Introduction by Theodore Dreiser.

Any preface or literary foreword to Mike Quin's " More Dangerous Thoughts," or any other book that he chooses to write from now on unless he changes greatly can only, from the humanitarian point of view, be, by me, an endorsement of his ideas in toto a eulogy of himself. For here is a man and in addition, a humanitarian artist, who sees life not from the class but the mass point of view. Affectionately and wisely, he sees the truth as to life's social processes the rich dominating and, more often than not, ill-treating the poor; the strong, the weak, etc., etc. More, he sees, and with such understanding and intense sympathy, the sufferings of the many as opposed to the swill- mg and indifferent satisfactions of the few.

 He understands the common laborer, the ditch digger, the hewer of wood and the drawer of water, and, like the man Christ is supposed to have been, he says, in current American words: Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is a just claim to a better social state a just and equitable one and that that state is coming. Day after day I read his column in The People's World, and there I find him walking by the side of the moneyless, the homeless the ignorant and not always honest, but toiling laborer, and saying to them as Christ said: "Be of good cheer, for you are the salt of the earth, but if the salt has lost its savor, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing but to be cast out and to be trodden under the feet of men," And don't think I am thinking of Christ as the son of God although truly whoever thinks as he did should be, and is closely related to Universal Equity if there is any such thing.

Rather I am thinking of him as a common man, possibly like Mike Quin who sympathizes deeply with his fellow men and hates iniquity. For day after day, he writes of and for the common man as against the grafters and fools and the greedy money swine of the world. And he says of the poor and ignorant and oppressed, over and over, see how little they have, how little it takes to make them happy, how patiently they work, and how they are fought and beaten and tortured because they seek to pin together in unions to protect themselves. And because of this I daily admire and respect him. And I truly and deeply wish that all everywhere might see and read what he has to say.

Contents of the book:

Introduction by Theodore Dreiser 7 After the War Is Over 9 Mickey, The Belfast Terror 13 La Belle France 17 The Big Parade 19 Landladies 20 The Remarkable Bomb 23 Honest Abe 26 The Mugity Wumpus 29 Waiting 33 The Patriotic Thing 36 The Diaper Brigade 39 The Man They Couldn't Draft 41 Investigation 44 The Subversive Element 45 A Glass of Claret 48 Lovely Jeanette 51 The Quiet Brothers 55 Joe and Marie 58 Ready to Wear 65

A Simple Little Snack 69 Who Will Change the World? 73 Zeke the Discreet 74 The Tremendous Thing 77 Snouty Goggles 80 Scenario Clip Service I 83 Scenario Clip Service II 85 Lenin Was a Nice Guy 88 The Glorious Fourth 91 The Technique of Democracy 93 Dreiser Tells 'Em 97 Blessed Are the Poor 100 Willy and the Bombs 103 Mister Jones 107

Sugar 109 Three Percent Own All the Wealth Ill How To Entertain Guests 112 The Insidious 'Ism 115 Bums 118 The Locomotive 120 We Know Enough 123 How To Make A Fortune 125 Ladies and Lugs 130 The Alien Bombalian 133 On Black Eyes 137 Going Down 140 On Private Property 143 Asininity 146 jimmy Feathers 149 The Family and Socialism 153 J. B. McNamara 156

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