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The True Meaning of “May Day”

International Workers’ Day is a celebration of laborers and the working classes that is promoted by the international labor movement, socialists, communists or anarchists and occurs every year on May Day, the 1st of May. (Wiki) Today’s anti-Trumpers have chosen this day to protest Donald Trump and I suspect capitalism.

Communism and socialism aren’t doing too well. Take a look at Venezuela, North Korea, and Cuba. Let them protest in these countries.

As is typical of many millennialists, they are ignorant of so much history. Watch the video put out by Campus Report that shows college students giving their reaction to policies implemented by Obama but attributed to Trump. Of course, they opposed the policies because they thought Trump had advocated them. One ignorant fool was wearing a bright red shirt emblazoned with hammers and sickles, the emblem of Communism.

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The history of Communism is a record of genocide,1 as D. James Kennedy and Jerry Newcombe show in their book What If Jesus Had Never Been Born?:

“Mao killed about 72 million human beings from 1948 to 1976. When we add the 40 million Stalin is responsible for, we come to a number of 112 million. Throw in Hitler’s 15 million (not counting the devastating war he started!), and we come to about 127 million. Add other killings by other atheistic and totalitarian states — as a result of their atheistic ideology — you come up with a number of more than 130 million.”2

Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s “estimates reach as high as sixty million” deaths just during Josef Stalin’s reign of terror.3 “Historian Robert Conquest, in The Harvest of Sorrow, his definitive account of Stalin’s reign of rural terror, estimated that 14.4 million people, half of them children, perished.”4

He might as well wear a Sign that reads “I’m an Idiot.”

In addition to supporting an ideology that led to the deaths of tens of millions, today’s misinformed snowflakes hide behind the First Amendment, a right that would not have been afforded to him if they had lived in any Communist nation they believe is better than the Garden of Even because there is no God.

Today’s protestors are like so many limousine and private-jet liberals who supported Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders and their wealth confiscation policies after they’ve made their multi-million-dollar fortunes. People like Clinton and Sanders love socialism because it keeps the competition at bay.

There’s Leonardo DiCaprio — net worth $245 million with at least five homes and a private island — promoting the scare of global warming while he jet-sets around the world burning up tens of thousands of gallons of jet fuel. Very much like a Communist would. Deprivation is for the little guy not the people at the top. Former Pres. Obama is a current example of the hypocrisy. He’s pulling down $400 thousand for speeches he’s giving to organizations he attacked during his presidency.

Then there’s multi-millionaire Al Gore.

There are scenes in the film Pawn Sacrifice (2014), starring Tobey Maguire as Bobby Fischer and Liev Schreiber as Boris Spassky, that show the Soviet chess champion Spassky arriving for his tournament play against Fischer in a private plane, a limousine, and staying in an upscale hotel.

May Day should be a somber day memorializing the 100 million victims of Communism

  1. Mark Kramer, ed., The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1997), 4. []
  2. D. James Kennedy and Jerry Newcombe, What If Jesus Had Never Been Born? (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 1994), 236. []
  3. Lloyd Billingsley, The Generation that Knew Not Josef: A Critique of Marxism and the Religious Left (Portland, OR: Multnomah Press, 1985), 38. []
  4. Lewis Lord, “A reign of rural terror, a world away,” U.S. News & World Report (June 30/July 7, 2003), 4. []
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