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Looks for Era of Brotherhood (1923)

Winifred G. Hedenberg laments the brutality of WWI in the February 12, 1923 Bridgeport Telegram (Bridgeport, Connecticut) article "Thinking Men and Women Predict Problems of World Century Hence."

The year 2022 will see a world reverted back to barbarism if another war on the scale of the so-called World War takes place within the next fifty years; but it will be a degenerate type of savagery, with man killing his fellows at sight. None of the noble traits of the American Indian will be found in the 2022 type of savage.

On the other hand, if no major conflicts take place between nations I believe 2022 will see an era of universal brotherhood, where poverty, wars, famines, the Republican Party and other like afflictions will be unknown. Prisons as we know them to-day will have vanished. I believe by that time no person will have any reason for theft or the minor crimes responsible for filling our jails to-day.

See also:
Gigantic Robots to Fight Our Battles (Fresno Bee, 1934)
Thinking Men and Women Predict Problems of World Century Hence (1923)
Pictures Stately Edifices (1923)
Thinks We'll Do Our Reading on Screen (1923)
Work Days of Two Hours (1923)
United States a British Colony (1923)

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Reader Comments (3)

The Republican party was not abolished and see what happened?

I guess we've still got some time until 2022.

July 3, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterSteve Muhlberger

was that "Republican Party" reference a joke? i know it would be today, but was the writer being satirical or did they genuinely believe the Republican Party to be an "affliction"?

June 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersagsdgd

Well another world war did happen yet we haven't degenerated back to barbarism.

April 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGeneral Mung Beans

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