May 23, 2013

The Workingman of Nazareth




Jesus as socialist radical, by Art Young, in The Masses, circa 1913 (top) and 1917 (bottom).

Young said of socialism: "I think we have the true religion. If only the crusade would take on more converts. But faith, like the faith they talk about in the churches, is ours and the goal is not unlike theirs, in that we want the same objectives but want it here on earth and not in the sky when we die."

More of his work can be seen here.