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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 1, No. 11 June 15, 1938

Blessed Bombs

Blessed Bombs

"Could you give some comment on the social and industrial unrest?" asked "Salient."

"You Westerners are wrong again—there is no social unrest. It is a complicated matter. There was some unemployment, but since this incident began, factories engaged in armaments manufacture have absorbed unemployment, and there is no trouble socially. Factories are privately owned." beamed Mr. Gunji. "Industry is improved, very much improved recently——"

"But your standard of life is low—appalling," interrupted "Salient."

"Yes—bill you are wrong to judge our minimum standard of life by yours. We do not need so many things as you—we have always just had rice—or a fish. Your peasants live at much higher standard than ours you should not Judge us. No children are employed in our factories and women have splendid improvement working conditions."