Went to see Strike. The strike was such an important part of our social history it's great to see it celebrated/honoured in some fashion. One of my favourite bits of history was the arrest of the Rev. J.S. Woodsworth, on the charge of seditious libel for quoting these scripture passages in the strike newspaper:
Woe to the legislators or unrighteous laws, to those who issue tyrannical decrees, who refuse justice to the unfortunate and take away the rights of poor people and prey upon widows and rob orphans, [Isaiah 10:1-2] They [God's people] shall build houses and inhabit them; and shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit. They shall not build for others to live in or plant so others can eat. My people . . . shall long enjoy the work of their hands. [Isaiah 65:21-22]
A moment when the political powers of our age recognized the Bible for being the seditious document that it is. And it remains a very dangerous book. The ideas of Jesus readily turn a person's thinking upside-down, and unless they are controlled somehow, can turn a social order upside down. But even regular folk aren't so easily controlled after they encounter those ideas.