To protect India the English went to Egypt.For when everybody tries to become better off, nobody is better off. John Calvin decided to legalize money-lending at interest in spite of the teachings of the Prophets of Israel and the Fathers of the Church. Lenin said: "The world cannot be half industrial and half agricultural. The notion of the useful has been separated from the notion of the beautiful. So everybody prepared for war but war preparations did not bring peace; they brought war. A Chinese says: I thought I had become westernized but now I am becoming repatriated. They were either put to work or thrown out of employment 5. Communists believe that when the workers come to the realization of the downfall of capitalism they will no longer tolerate it. So stock promoters got busy and stocked people with stocks till they got stuck. The Catholic Worker believes in the daily practice of the Works of Mercy.
Saint Francis desired that men should offer their services as a gift. The unemployed need free fuel; they can cut that on a Farming Commune.
The Catholic Worker believes in the personal obligation of looking after the needs of our brother. God wants us to be our brother's keeper.
Communists believe in capturing the State so as to be able to use it as a club to prevent anybody from becoming a Capitalist.Although you may be called bums and panhandlers you are in fact the Ambassadors of God. In these pages is the distillation of a lifetime of study and prayer. Laborers of a Farming Commune do not look for an insurance policy; they leave that to the Farming Commune. To protect Egypt the English took the Sudan. The Holy Father appoints a man named a Bishop to a seat - a cathedra. Using the power of the State will enable Communists to prevent anybody from becoming a successful Capitalist but it will not make anybody Communist at heart. The means of production and distribution are now in the hands of Capitalists. Dorothy passed them out, along with her own vivid reporting of conditions, to the angry, the workless, the poor, to those who saw the Catholic Church as having nothing to say to their plight—or to the social evils in which they were trapped. Everybody would be rich if nobody tried to be richer. And labor organizers promise him better conditions and exact bigger dues. By living with the workers in Houses of Hospitality scholars will be able to win the workers' sympathy, and therefore keep the workers from being influenced by selfish demagogues. Money invested increases production.
Liberals try to patch it and call it a New Deal. Father Vincent realized that the country was going to the dogs. To protect the British Isles the English took the sea.
The Communitarian Movement condemns it on general principles. The Puritians did not believe in it. When something goes wrong they say in France: "Cherchez la femme- look for the woman.
Here the ethos of the profit system and the ethos of the Gospel collide. A Dictator is a fellow who does not hesitate to strike you over the head if you refuse to do what he waants you to do.