The recent passing of May 1st reminds me of my days in communist Romania when, as a celebration of the “workers” of the country, the propaganda was on high display with many flags and military parades. I always associated May Day with my birthday, until I entered the state education and learned otherwise.
It’s telling to perceive how this International Workers’ Day is celebrated in communist regimes. There are no builders, bakers, nurses and such on parade, but guns, tanks, flags and state worshippers. It is another way to intimidate you with the message that if you don’t fall in with the party line, you will be dealt with with extreme prejudice — you are a resource/slave of the state and you will obey, produce and think as they so require you to.
Dissention, critical thinking and challenge to their ideology is not tolerated, silenced and severely punished. That is why the state wants all the guns and power, because their arguments are extremely poor and will crumble in debate and in the marketplace of ideas.
Oh how I wish we would learn from such blood-stained failures in our history and present-day reality. The founders of our United States were wise in establishing a limited government with separation of powers and checks and balances. We have allowed our government to become the new “Bourgeoisie,” with a convoluted political process and politicians that live for themselves and above the law.
The enemy within is far more dangerous that the outside threats we face. We must encourage lower magistrates to stand up and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. They swore to it, and it’s time for US people to hold them accountable to their oath of office.