OPPOSED TO ALL FORMS OF DICTATORSHIP I. rola Our 1.1, itch Correspondent I.11.1.VF, often spoken in the Catholic Hcralti of the peasant movement in France. The agricultural moveme1tt:1 in France and Iii the Continent generally are far more important than they appear. The Russian revolution was in its beginnings an agricultural revolutioo, anal it was the sante with the Italia n, Spanish and German revolutions.
in France the peasants are far st t 1 Inger, in greater number in prop triton to the covulatiOn, and mare earnest than in those countries, except Russia. The peasant factor is likely to play a rule eif the first importance, bath political and sPirifuo/ in t 11 C moyemeht of national renewal.
The agricultural party recently met ia a national congress at ClermentFerranti. The ordinary press hardly mentioned it. Only the Quotidian. an opposition paper, tried to show the importance of thia congress.
One of iis rarrespondente has even taken part in the private meetings and has time hero able to report the inaugural address of its president. It was a resounding call to Onion an a clear and precise prog,ranime in all parts of the nationai CrODOIlly. " To fratricidal division.the. pre sident said, " we oppose a healing unioe Equally opposed to the dictatorehip r,1" oligarchies and of the preletariat, I see the salvatinn nf the country and iif ae,,rictilitue only iu the organiratinn of my Profession in other words. L appeal to corporative organaratirmsas understood in the encyclicals of the popes—against all monopolies and totalitarianism:a"
Opposed to Present Ministry As for its immediate tactics, the Agrarian party is irrevocably opposed to the present Flandin ministry. All the speakers, one after another, attacked political oligarchies, whether of "the Left" or of "the Right," as well as the capitalism of the banks, "the most disintegrating and the most dangerous form A f t eorf having capitalism."
'CI for the protection
of the small owner, especially the
peaeant, and fee apposition to trust banks 11.11d priliticans, die congres ended in a :..,1-cat public meeting whic unanimously seted .1:01 the 101101,V111 111011U11:
" Four thousand peasants united the Hottee of the l'eanle at Clermon Ferrand protest strengly again.a th polit-y 01 deflation Mid against th finance, trusts and cartels. Realieitt that the peasant class can expe nothing from this government iron] the parliamen ry eat, t lc me who support it, they hind theeisclve to strengthen their indefectible a complete Union iii 11Ch ;I. ivyas I be able ts take Chat large share public business to which they hay _Itt.rtsig.o.1111tit'I' be well if the leaders of t Agrarian party would cheek a certa propensity to demagogy; but the demands arc just and their aepiratio sant'. and goad.
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