May 18, 1855
Alarmed by the behaviour of the “national executive in respect to Spain”, Child writes under the title, Another War to Increase the Profits of Slave-Generations and Human Flesh-Jobbers, and to Perpetuate Their Power Over Us All. Commenting on war as a dogma, Child says: “The doctrine inculcated with threats and opprobrium by those in power, and by those reaping a harvest from the sowing of iniquity has been, for forty years, ‘No matter how we got into the war; that is no longer a question. It must be carried on and fought out’. If you oppose it you are giving aid and comfort to the enemy; you are traitors, and though you may not hang for it, you none the less deserve hanging. The glory of the country must be saved’.