Wednesday, July 4, 2007
dorothy day: we are un-american; we are catholic
Fritz Eichenberg, "Pax Vobiscum" (1969) [Woodblock Etching]
"What would we advocate? Wholesale disloyalty to Americanism. Wholesale refusal to fight. Wholesale withdrawal of labor (a general strike) from all industries that further the war effort. We would urge a mighty band of Catholic Conscientious Objectors who will refuse induction, who will follow Jesus of Nazareth, Prince of Peace, in the way of non-violence, in love for all mankind!"
-Dorothy Day, from "We Are Un-American; We Are Catholic", The Catholic Worker (1948)