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Sunday, April 30, 2006

happy may day commies!

Yes, it’s May Day again and even though your children are not allowed to have anything to do with the true meaning of Christmas or Easter, they will have all manner of leftist rubbish crammed down their throats around this holiday. This is not widespread but has been happening for a long time. When I was a kid, Christmas and Easter were beginning to be sterilized but even then, May Day was the chance for the pinkos in the public schools to celebrate their own religion: Socialism/Communism. It’s the ultimate public school holiday: pagan and Marxist.

Children are made to study historical occupations with harsh working conditions and only the most extreme horror stories of accident and mistreatment are told so as to make the child think that these practices were common place. So, because in the history of the world, people have had to work hard, communism is good. Whatever.

You have to sing a bunch of stupid songs with leftist themes. Most of the songs we sang in school had some kind of emotional leftist message. I remember thinking how dumb they all were but I didn’t understand why until I was much older. So much of my public school education was like this and even as children we could see how stupid and unworkable it all was.

Occasionally there were songs celebrating farming or American heroes that at the time the leftists did not have the guts to remove from the curricula and it made me enjoy them that much more that they weren’t stupid. We made up our own versions of these songs and our own songs also. One I can remember is to the tune of the “This land is your land, this land is my land” song. I suppose that has something to do with being against private property or we’re all some big happy hippy family living in a van in America.

This land is my land, this isn’t your land,
I’ve got a shotgun and you don’t got one,
If you don’t get off, I’ll blow your head off,
This land was made for only me.

Strangely enough, the actual song is anti-private property, specifically mentioning no trespassing signs. Woody Guthrie (another commie) stole the music from the Baptist hymn, “When the World’s on Fire.” Some silly Canadians changed the words for Canada and I wouldn’t mind giving them the song in an exchange, if they would take back Neil Young, Celine Dion, Keanu Reeves, Alex Trebek, and Anvil Levigne.

I think every May Day I am going to send my kids to school in those shirts that say, “Communism killed 100 million people and all I got was this dumb shirt” or “Communism has only killed 100 million, let’s give it another chance”. Well I don’t want to send them to public school but maybe they could go on May Day for solely antagonistic purposes.

May Day has its origins in paganism and the celebration of the end of the winter half of the year but it has been quite effectively co-opted by leftist movements. It’s still widely celebrated for its seasonal qualities in Northern Europe.

Personally, I’m not that concerned if someone wants to celebrate certain holidays that may be of pagan origin. They are bound up in the mystery of the ages and even if one wanted to, one couldn’t determine for certain which ones were appropriate. God is the author of the holiday, commanding and initiating numerous feasts and holidays and giving detailed instructions as to their celebration and meaning. Even the first Sabath is a sort of holiday and a continuous one throughout time. In 1 Corinthians 10, Paul says that if someone invites you to a feast and you feel like going, partake but don’t engage in idolatry knowingly.

The reason we have Labor Day in the US is to prevent us from having May Day. In every other country, May Day is a big deal. There are a bunch of dirty commies out in the streets tearing the place up. President Grover Cleveland was afraid that if May 1st was made a holiday, the people would commemorate the Haymarket Riots so he supported the fledgling Labor Day movement.

In typical American fashion, he embraced a permanent lesser evil to thwart a temporary greater evil. There’s nothing quite like saving yourself from communism by embracing socialism. Thankfully crass commercialism has saved us by stripping this holiday of all meaning and replacing it with vacations, super sales, alcohol, and Crazy Larry’s Mattress Mart advertisements.

Lately Cinco de Mayo (Fifth of May), a Mexican holiday has nearly destroyed May Day. It’s basically a day to go to Mexican restaurants and drink imported beer. Tomorrow, in a strange turn of events, the two will coincide in the illegal alien strike, reviving the leftist nature of May Day as well as possibly infusing a new meaning and greater significance into May Day for some of those with Mexican heritage in the US.

The origins of the leftist May Day have to do with shorter working days. Marx theorized that part of the working day is for the subsistence of the worker and the other for the owner of the capital, thus if the proletariat owned the means of production workers could work shorter days and weeks. You can read more about this in Das Kapital Volume 1, Part 3, Chapter 10, Section 1. I’m not even joking, that’s where it is. Too bad for Marx, Capitalism was able to stop child labor and cut working hours beyond his wildest dreams.

The truth is that it is the government that is eating up all our labor. Tax Freedom Day is three days later this year so you’ll be working for the government for 116 days. You thought you worked for yourself didn’t you?

These figures do not portray the true situation as they do not allow for weekends and holidays. No one would work for 116 days straight. Were I to work 365 days a year, this would be accurate. Why allow for sleeping but not for weekends? There are about 261 or 262 working days in a year depending on leap year, holidays, etc. Thus 44.4% of our working days are taxed and we work until the 162nd day of the year, that is, June 11th for the Government. Which coincidentally was when President Roosevelt armed the Soviet Union in the Lend-Lease program with 14,795 aircraft and 7,056 tanks and in another stroke of genius gave 80 million Eastern Europeans and half of Europe to be brutally subjugated by Stalin. Which, in retrospect, was not such a good idea. This is another great example of embracing communism to stop socialism (German) or vice versa. These figures do not take into account the burden on the economy and further penalty paid by Americans in the form of fewer and lower quality jobs, lower pay, higher prices, and destruction of freedom.

One of my fond childhood memories of May Day is the maypole. Its origins are also pagan but have been co-opted. It is thought of as a fitting symbol for the ideals of Marxism. People are working together in harmony to produce something greater than they could produce alone. I agree, nothing says dictatorship of the proletariat like forcing persons you have power over (children), to associate with those they do not wish to associate with (the opposite sex and their cooties), to learn useless information (pole weaving), to do work they don’t want to do (maypole weaving), that produces nothing useful (weaved maypole) must be un-done(un weaved), for no pay.


Blogger Laur said...

boy am i glad you're on our side

Sun Apr 30, 10:08:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mon May 01, 10:24:00 AM PDT  

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