I'm hoping this is some kind of twisted joke.

Loyalty Day?!?

GWB, I hope Emma Goldman comes back and haunts your ass.

Idiots. They can't just let an embarrassing,* anachronistic** holiday*** die?

Apparently not.

Because heaven forbid that we should admit that workers and immigrants have some sort of rights or something.****

* Try and explain this to someone who isn't a redneck asshole. Go ahead, I dare you.
** Eisenhower had the Soviet Union as a communist threat. GWB has...who, exactly?
*** Pfft. The only people taking this as a holiday are the ones involved in May Day.
**** Yes, I know the USC requires a proclamation. It doesn't require that the proclamation be a heavy-handed effort to guilt people into supporting the war.

And, if we're all supposed to be "learning more about our country's grand story of courage and simple dream of dignity," how about we start with the Haymarket Riot? Or maybe the Triangle Factory Fire? Or, here's a thought, Labor Unions?


At 5/02/2007 6:52 PM, Blogger Priya said...

I don't know--it showed a so far latent streak of irony in GWB in that he chose 1 May as "Loyalty Day".

If I teach research in IR again, this is going into the discourse analysis workshop day :-)


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