Why not quote Mr. Godwin
fully and fairly?
Why suppress his remark, that, ‘So long as the Passions may bring forth Disorder—so long as Inclination may be in opposition to Duty
—we reprobate as strongly as any class of men all indulgence of the inclinations and feelings; and where Reason is unable to guide them, have no objection to other means’?
Socialists know nothing of Groups, organized, or to be organized, for the perpetration of crimes, or the practice of vices.
H. J. Raymond. March 19th
. Perhaps not. But I
know, from the writings of leading Socialists, that the law of Passional Attraction, i. e
. Self-Indulgence, is the essential and fundamental principle of Association; and that, while Christianity pronounces the free and full gratification of the passions a crime
, Socialism extols it as a virtue
Your articles are all entitled ‘The Socialism of the Tribune
examined’; and the Tribune has never contained a line to justify your unfair inferences from garbled quotations from the writings of Godwin
What the Tribune advocates is, simply and solely, such an organization of Society as will secure to every man the opportunity of uninterrupted and profitable labor, and to every child nourishment and culture.
These things, it is undeniable, the present Social System does not secure; and hence the necessity of a new and better organization.
So no more of your “Passional Attraction.”
H. J. Raymond. April 16th
. I tell you the scheme of Fourier
is essentially and fundamentally irreligious
! by which I mean that it does not follow my Catechism, and apparently ignores the Thirty-Nine Articles.
Horace Greeley, April 28th
H. J. Raymond. May 20th
. The Tribune is doing a great deal of harm.
The editor does not know it—but it is
Thus ended Fourierism.
Thenceforth, the Tribune alluded to the