It is perfectly natural for this cesspool to come in for praise from such opportunists as Kolb and the editors of the Chemnitz Volksstimme.
Mr. Parvus has the effrontery to publicly declare it his "mission" "to serve as an ideological link between the armed German proletariat and the revolutionary Russian proletariat". lt is enough to expose this clownish phrase to the ridicule of the Russian workers. If Prizyv of Messrs. Plekhanov, Bunakov and Co; has won full approval from the chauvinists and the Khvostovs in Russia, then Mr. Parvus's Die Glocke is the organ of apostacy and grovelling flunkeyism in Germany.
In this connection another useful aspect of the present war should be noted. Not only are its quick-firing guns killing opportunism and anarchism, but the war itself is stripping the mask off the adventurers and renegades of socialism. It is to the proletariat's advantage that history has started this preliminary purge of its movement on the eve of the socialist revolution, not during its course.