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Letter 1918 from David Eichel to ____ Langman
Well how would you bring about a rev.
This question followed after I had in answer to other questions informed him that at no times are revolution necessary, that change in gov’t was a natural & inevitable progress. I answered that I would bring about a successful bloodless revolution by so educating the people that I’d be assured an overwhelming majority, and that those who opposed me would be so far in the minority that bloodshed would not be necessary, altho I might have to resort to some method of restraint.
I then upon request offered as a solution to the war problem, an immediately negociated peace. He insisted that I take it for granted that the other fellow refuses to negociate. I insisted that such was not the actual fact, but granting for the sake of argument that it were so, I’d refuse to fight & permit the other fellows men come here, and thru example show them [illegible word] that are mislead into fighting people who are friends disposed and have no personal animosity or desire to attack them. Teach them by a non –resistant attitude that they are committing a crime and they will see their mistake stop.