Wednesday, May 1, 2013

MAY DAY! MAY DAY! . . . .

A couple of days ago I noticed a poster/meme on a Facebook page that was a shout-out for May Day.  It basically said "Happy Worker's Day!" in Spanish.  I thought it was strange how other countries celebrate May Day as worker's day, but didn't go deeper in thought about it at the time, because... well... of lack of time.

Today, I ran across an article titled "History of May Day" and I clicked on it to read it. The article was short, interesting, and informative. I have been loosely aware of much of this information about other nation's celebrations of May Day and why they celebrated, but this just brought it all together in my head. So I wanted to share and "illuminate the possibilities" for your own world. ;-)

Part of the article reads:

Andy McInerney, a staff member of the communist Workers World Party and a leader of the ANSWER Coalition's illegal alien organizing effort, extolled the glories of May Day in the Spring 1996 edition of Liberation & Marxism. McInerney wrote:

Every year, the ruling classes around the world are again reminded of their vulnerability and of the power of their gravediggers. On May 1, the world working class displays its strength in demonstrations and strikes. May Day — International Workers' Day — is a reminder to the ruling classes that their days are numbered.... From 1919 onward, the success of May Day in the United States would depend on the success of the communist movement.

Now you can go read the full (short) article yourself HERE, and find out why that particular quote above is polar opposite of what we know to be the truth.

Let's do a good job of celebrating Labor Day this coming September 2, 2013!  :-)