Labor schools and Catholic Worker: Rerum Novarum, Quadragesimo Anno, and Day's green revolution
This is part of inquiry into the components of the film "On the Waterfront" as a model for wharf-rat cultures called Wooden City, which is a morph of screenplay and current reality.
Catholic worker Dorothy Day must have crossed paths with mobster Anastasia.
She might have pray over his soul.
Please note, that despite the optimism of the screenplay and supporting information, two factors usually found in reality are missing:
- Friendly's relationship w/ the police assuring his dock control
- religious/socratic control through paedophilia
From the Rerum Novarum that preceded the Quadragesimo Anno (by 40 yrs) is "corporativism:"
"classes should dwell in harmony and agreement, so as to maintain the balance of the body politic. Each needs the other: capital cannot do without labor, nor labor without capital"
Problem here is that labor, if it includes family and community farms, does not really need capital because mature society is mutually-supportive (from Kropotkin, with medicine being a difficult part), and capital has long shown that jobs can be automated or given to other cultures with resulting conflicts benefiting capital on many levels, especially human capital.
This text about the unrealistically optimistic catholic side is from Strangers in a Foreign Land by George E. Schultze:
On Dorothy Day and Corporatist from Workers in America by Robert E. Weir:
Corridan had an corportist / anti-communist directive but its effect was limited:
(From American Catholic: Saints and Sinners by Charles Morris)