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Dance around the May prole

May 5, 2012

[36th J.P.'s Moment of Common Sense on Broad View, KBZZ 1270 AM and 96.1 FM in Reno.]

This past Tuesday, the Occupy Movement celebrated May Day with violence all over the country. More than seven thousand people were arrested in one hundred fourteen different cities, including five Occupy Cleveland members who wanted to blow up a bridge. This doesn’t surprise anybody who knows the history of May Day and the labor movement.

The correlation between labor unions and violence is an awkward fact that everybody dances around and nobody wants to touch, certainly not the millions of decent Americans who belong to unions simply for the collective bargaining advantage, and certainly not the politicians who want their votes.

The official name for May Day is International Workers’ Day, and it’s been violent since the beginning. It was born in violence. During a general strike in Chicago on May 4, 1886, workers were demonstrating for shorter work days when somebody from the workers’ side threw a bomb at the police, whereupon the police opened fire. By the time it was over, seven police officers and four civilians were dead.

Four years later, at a meeting in Paris, a gathering of the world’s socialists and labor unions decided to commemorate the Chicago incident. They’ve been celebrating May Day annually ever since. Unfortunately, it didn’t take long for violence to become a regular theme. In 1894 millions of frustrated workers rampaged through Cleveland... the same city where they were trying to blow up a bridge this Tuesday.

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Another awkward fact about labor unions is their relationship with communism. Notice that May Day was started by an international meeting of socialists. Communist political parties often have the word “labor” or the word “worker” in their name, like Russia’s Social Democratic Labour Party which ruled the Soviet Union for 74 years. Or the Workers' Party of Korea, which has kept North Koreans in slavery for 67 years. We also have a communist Workers’ Party here in the United States. It’s based in Chicago, which happens to be where our current president, who supports the Occupy movement, comes from... and happens to be the city of the original riot that May Day commemorates.

Like I said, the more things change the more they stay the same.

The most famous leftwing political party of all time is the National Socialist German Workers' Party, otherwise known as the Nazi Party. Perhaps the biggest historical fraud ever perpetrated by intellectuals was to bury the Nazis’ leftwing roots and hide the fact that Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin were simpatico buddies before Hitler ruined the friendship by invading Russia. They were simpatico because both of them were leftwing thugs spreading the misery of socialism under the guise of helping workers. They probably shared a few chuckles talking about it.

After the fall of the Soviet Union, it was passé to worry about communism. Communists were appropriately considered enemies of the nation during the 1940s and 1950s, but now we accept them into our midst as though they are intellectual equals instead of thugs and enemies of freedom. Our college faculties are full of idiot communists. That’s a mistake. And it shouldn’t be passé to worry about this old enemy because suddenly old worries and old symbols are returning to the mainstream. We have a president whose childhood and educational background and professional life and religious experiences were steeped in communist ideology, and this week, the same week May Day violence swept across the country, his reelection campaign announced that its new slogan was the word “Forward!

“Forward” is a slogan associated with Marxism since the beginning, and it’s commonly used by radical socialist organizations around the world. “Forward” is often the name of communist newspapers. In fact, Friedrich Engels himself, co-author of The Communist Manifesto, published a newspaper named “Forward.” Even more chilling, the Hitler Youth had a marching tune titled “Forward, Forward.” You can hear the young Nazis on YouTube if you want.

I guarantee you one thing: listening to Nazis singing our president’s reelection slogan will make the hair stand up on the back of your neck.

The average American labor union member is no more communist than any other American, but the labor movement has a long history of being co-opted and polluted by violent radicals whose motivations and goals are diametrically opposed to what the average worker really wants... and now the same thing has happened on a larger scale. Now the top level of our government is co-opted by the same people.

It’s time to stop dancing around the issue of President Obama’s background and vote this communist out of office before the damage is irreversible.

That's... today’s dose of common sense.

"Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy." – Mao Tse-Tung

"Communism is the death of the soul. It is the organization of total conformity - in short, of tyranny - and it is committed to making tyranny universal." – Adlai E. Stevenson

From Reno, Nevada, USA       

May 5, 2012 - Good piece JP, I say send in the SWAT teams with riot gear to beat the occupy goons and drag them to Gitmo along with the Premier in Chief. - Devin, Idaho

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