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Easy Essays – by Peter Maurin

Date of publication: 2017-08-23 02:17

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Radicals of the Right
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The Thinking Journalist
The Sit-Down Technique
The Law of Holiness
Utilitarians, Futilitarians, Totalitarians
The Way to Fight Communism
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In the Middle Ages
the artists
were not called artists,
they were called artisans.
When the artists
were artisans
they had the community spirit.
They had the community spirit
because they believed
in the doctrine
of the Common Good.
Now that the artists
do no longer believe
in the doctrine
of the Common Good
they sell their work
to art speculators.
As Eric Gill says,
8775 they have become
the lap-dogs
of the bourgeoisie. 8776

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Christianity has nothing to do
with either modern capitalism
or modern Communism,
for Christianity has
a capitalism of its own
and a communism of its own.
Modern capitalism
is based on property without responsibility,
while Christian capitalism
is based on property with responsibility.
Modern Communism
is based on poverty through force
while Christian communism
is based on poverty through choice.
For a Christian,
voluntary poverty is the ideal
as exemplified by St. Francis of Assisi,
while private property
is not an absolute right, but a gift
which as such can not be wasted,
but must be administered
for the benefit of God 8767 s chi6dren.

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8775 Communism is a society
where each one works
according to his ability
and gets
according to his needs. 8776
Such a definition
does not come from Marx
it comes from Proudhon.
Proudhon wrote two volumes
on The Philosophy of Poverty
which Karl Marx
read in two days.
Karl Marx wrote a volume
on The Poverty of Philosophy.
Karl Marx
was too much of a materialist
to understand the philosophical
and therefore social value
of voluntary poverty.

In a capitalist society
where man
is inhuman to man
people cannot
keep from dreaming
about a society
where man
would be human
to man.

An Englishman
and an American
were flying over
the Egyptian Soudan.
Under them
was a stretch of houses
four miles long.
The American
asked the Englishman:
8775 What is the population
of this town? 8776
8775 Nine Englishmen, 8776
answered the Englishman.

The use of reason
was discarded
by the intellectuals
of the nineteenth century.
Romanticism,
positivism,
pragmatism,
one after another,
became the fashion
in the nineteenth century.
In a book entitled
The Treason of the Intellectuals
Julien Benda,
a French Jew,
says the intellectuals
gave up the search for truth
and consented to become
the paid propagandists
of nationalists
as well as capitalists.
So the age of reason
of the eighteenth century
was followed
by the age of treason
of the nineteenth century.

Peter Maurin attended Mass daily, calling it 8775 the greatest act of love between God and His children. 8776 His prophetic task was to indicate the paths by which this love could be incarnated in daily living. In his 8775 easy essays, 8776 we find the hard sayings of the Gospel and ways to apply them to society. His message calls for changing society through transforming the 8775 old creature 8776 into the 8775 new creature 8776 of the Gospel. Unjust structures will never be replaced unless they are first replaced in the heart.

Sociology is not a science,
it is an art.
The art of sociology
is the art
of creating order
out of chaos.
Bourgeois colleges
turn out college graduates
into a changing world
without ever telling them
how to keep it from changing
or how to change it
so as to make it fit
for college graduates.
College graduates
think in terms of jobs,
not in terms of work.
Since the world is upside down,
taking the side down
and putting it up
should be the task
of college graduates.
But college graduates
would rather
play somebody else 8767 s game
in a position
than to create order
out of chaos.

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