Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol 6, No. 6. May 26, 1943
[Letter from Nemo to Salient Vol 6, No. 6. May 26, 1943]
Dear Salient,—As a fresher I was not unjustly surprised by the number of communistic articles published in this paper. I was, turnover, astonished to find that instead of constructive criticism, the only matter printed consisted of a series of attacks on all democratic governments, bar the form adopted by Russia. Even this was not so amazing as the discovery that this anarchist group was as small as its noise was great.
Whatever be the alms, a revolution, political or financial, will cause none other than great harm to any country. Under an autocratic ruler it is necessary before any progress can be made, but in all cases the very abruptness will cause untold distress, and moreover, opposition to the movement itself. If in New Zealand the "Reds" urged a swift change, then they would remain only as the supporters of a small radical party in a divided country.
The communism that the people want is neither coarse nor Utopian, but it is the rational kind that will create a true democratic State, free from economic and political obligations, the only way a land should he left to the succeeding generation of fellow countrymen.