RATHER HARD ON
THE LEAGUE Q.—What is the League of Nations?
A.—The League of Nations is a kind of gathering of all the civilised nations assembled together to establish peace. But in fact most of the big nations do not belong to it, and it spends its time talking about war.
Q.—Who first thought of founding the League?
Q.—Do they belong to it?
A.—Oh, no! One of the characteristics of the League is that America is not a member of it ... but neither is Japan, Italy, Germany, and a few dozen less well-known countries,
Q.—What is the League for?
A.—To define the aggressor.
Q.—What is the aggressor? A.—The aggressor is usually a little state which by its provocations obliges a powerful nation to invade it, Q,—What happens then? A.—The little state appeals to the League. Q.—What does the League do?
Q.—And then? A.—It imposes economic sanctions and an embargo on arms, Q.—With what result? A.—With the result that the invaded state cannot defend itself.
Q.—What does the League do? A.—It brings out Article 16 imposing military sanctions.
Q.—So the invader is punished?
A.—No, for the League has no army. Q.—So the matter ends how?
A.—By a Committee of Non-Intervention.
Q.—What does the League do when there is no war?
A.—It occupies itself with collecting members' subscriptions, opium, whaling rights, Russian and Armenian emigres, the election of its President, and the condemning of bombardments from the air. Q.—Does the League do anybody any good?
A.—Yes, its officials. A post under the League is honourable and not toilsome. And well paid.
Q.—Is the League useless? A.—No, but it is badly used. This, because it was founded by the same solemn cretins who so intelligently cut up the map of Europe between two White Ladies,
But the idea is a good one„