Tuesday, November 08, 2005
Check this out.
I came across your blog while searching for people who might be interested in a project some friends and I put together to revive the fiction of Robert Hugh Benson, www.benson-unabridged.com. Reviewing your postings, however, I found your posting of 21 July 2004 re. Culture Wars weird obsession with "the Jews." I myself and the interfaith Center for Economic and Social Justice ("CESJ"), www.cesj.org were trashed this past May (with a large number of references to "the Jews" that had nothing to do with the subject of the article), and recently I came in contact with Dr. Philip Blosser and his family who, as converts, were singled out for the treatment in the September issue (probably crypto Jews). I then became curious and began looking around the blogosphere. Holy cow.
Culture Wars' primary issue with CESJ is our "Just Third Way," which we posit as a viable alternative to both capitalism and socialism. Unfortunately, Dr. E. Michael Jones' (editor of CW) economic advisor is Dr. Rupert J. Ederer, professor emeritus of economics, Buffalo State University, New York, and Dr. Ederer is a socialist. He rejects Catholic teaching that private property is a natural right that must be regarded as sacred (Rerum Novarum), and considers it "merely prudential," i.e., determined by the State. Oy.
Our current project is a proposal to finance the rebuilding of the areas affected by Katrina and Rita in a manner consistent with Catholic social teaching and without putting everything on the backs of the taxpayers, which flies directly in the face of the anti-everything stance of Culture Wars:
The proposal is based on principles detailed in our book, Capital Homesteading for Every Citizen, available as a free download from the web site. Capital homesteading is derived from the social doctrine of Pius XI, particularly as found in Quadragesimo Anno and Divini Redemptoris, and the economic justice ideas of Louis Kelso and Mortimer Adler in their books, The Capitalist Manifesto (1958) and The New Capitalists (1961). Despite the titles, what Kelso and Adler discuss is the antithesis of both capitalism and socialism.
I invite you to look over the material on the web site. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail either me or Dr. Norman G. Kurland, CESJ's president, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michael D. Greaney
Director of Research
Center for Economic and Social Justice