I had a colleague from South Africa ask why we don’t celebrate May Day as a holiday in America. The answer, of course, is that May 1 was the date chosen by the communist leadership of the Second International to be the International Workers’ Day. It’s kind of anathema to celebrate international communism here. Just sayin’.
And I still contend that if we celebrate working slobs with Labor Day, we should also have Entrepreneur Day as a holiday. Except that no one would celebrate it, because all the entrepreneurs would be at their desks working, building the future.
For what it’s worth, I celebrate neither May Day nor America’s late summer Labor Day. I make sure to do at least a little work on both days…just as a matter of principle.
Comrades, Happy International Workers Day. Today we plot the final overthrow of the capitalist pigs. Ваше здоровье! pic.twitter.com/H54LICEHZy
— Charles Sizemore (@CharlesSizemore) May 1, 2015