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Labor Day

I’m doing my best to avoid labor today, engaging in activities such as napping, reading, and trying not to think too hard. Dave Kopel commemorates Labor Day with a more serious post:

One part of that debt is the essential role that labor leaders such as Walter Reuther and Lane Kirkland played in providing bipartisan support for resistance to the evil Soviet empire, an empire whose ultimate objective was to reduce all the workers of the world to slavery.

I once had a European born coworker comment to me that one oddity of the American labor movement is that remained, for the most part, pretty thoroughly anti-communist when compared to their European counterparts, who’s labor movement was pretty inexorably woven with Marxist and communist ideas, many having ties to the Soviet Union. That’s reflected in the fact that we celebrate Labor Day today, instead of May 1st, as its celebrated in much of the rest of the world.

One Response to “Labor Day”

  1. A Critic says:

    It’s still a Marxist holiday. Changing the date makes it palatable to the gullible and ignorant.

    American unions have been and are “pretty inexorably woven with Marxist and communist ideas, many having ties to the Soviet Union”. They just hide it to a much greater degree than their European counterparts.

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