Larry Wartel to Gregory Hartnell on Dorothy Day + Thomas Merton: ‘Day is a heroine of mine and I am learning about and respect Dr. Thomas Merton, a wonderful humanist.’ … Letters of veteran Victoria activists: September 1, 2011

From: Freedom 4 All <freeusall1@gmail.com>
To: Gregory Hartnell <gregoryhartnell@yahoo.ca>
Sent: Thursday, September 1, 2011 2:26:54 AM
Subject: Re: all kinds of stuff…

Poignant words Gregory:
“With the bomb, even ‘just war theory’ may very well be obsolete, but pacificism is very personal, and is very difficult to impose as a state cultural value.

DOROTHY DAY
By Natalie Leimkuhler, May 1970
I admire the great Catholic pacifists like Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton, but even Merton understood that it is natural to defend oneself when the attack is unwarranted and unprovoked.”
Thomas Merton

Day is a heroine of mine and I am learning about and respect Dr. Thomas Merton (above), a wonderful humanist.
I’ve been to some local Merton Society events.
Thomas Merton Society of Canada

Logical words of yours about pacifism.

Very glad you weren’t injured by that silly hooligan that ended your pacifism.
I think you may have given him a dose of reality too.
Lucky that didn’t happen to you where I come from because of the higher chance of weapons use – “Hell-A” California.
I was born there.
I did go to school down there – UC Santa Barbara Env’l Studies and UCLA’s Urban Planning School.Very interesting, your Jesuit oriented education and mentorship from Fr. Fessio.
Was he the student of, or teacher of Pope Ratzinger?
Very intriguing, knowing Howie so well.
I’m glad he supported VIPS work before his “Israel-Right-or-Wrong” chapter, which he’s still on.Great statements, thank you:

“I am not about to buy a damn gun.

Generally, I don’t like monarchism, corporatism, militarism or totalitarianism of any stripe.
 These are things we can get rid of through voting.”
Thank you for correcting me on Dr. Paul’s religion – Baptist.
What do you think of Alex Jones’ support for the John Birch Society www.JBS.org noted on this page:
http://www.infowars.com/infolinks.html?This well documented video details the greater constellation of people and associations that influence the John Birch Society, which include clear adherents of the New World Order and globalism:The Secret Right
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfhLJ7Kw8xEThis page is interesting: Alex may be an honorary member of this organization:
http://www.rsicc.org/Members/AlexJones/index.html

Here’s what their webpage header says they stand for:

“Remnant Saints Inter-Continental Congress
Toward the Establishment of the Government of God on Earth”

Thank you for your perspective regarding this Gregory,
Larry

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