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May Day - Noam Chomsky

People seem to know about May Day everywhere except where it began, here in the United States of America. That's because those in power have done everything they can to erase its real meaning. For example, Ronald Reagan designated what he called "Law Day" -- a day of jingoist fanaticism, like an extra twist of the knife in the labor movement. Today, there is a renewed awareness, energized by the Occupy movement's organizing, around May Day, and its relevance for reform and perhaps eventual revolution.

If you're a serious revolutionary, then you are not looking for an autocratic revolution, but a popular one which will move towards freedom and democracy. That can take place only if a mass of the population is implementing it, carrying it out, and solving problems. They're not going to undertake that commitment, understandably, unless they have discovered for themselves that there are limits to reform.

A sensible revolutionary will try to push reform to the limits, for two good reasons. First, because the reforms can be valuable in themselves. People should have an eight-hour day rather than a twelve-hour day. And in general, we should want to act in accord with decent ethical values.


Imagine doing all that voting on the internet

Then we could have the direct democracy so many dream about.

MSM: Summit of the Americas

We have a One Percent Media!

They sound like they care about us but it's an act! They serve and protect the one percent, never forget that!

Poor whites still act racist

They must stop doing that. We must have full equality. To God we are all equal, no color is His favorite. In fact Jesus was a neutral Mediterranean brown. We all must be neutral too, if we believe in God.

We suck at imperialism

It's time to save money and close all the bases we like parasites infest the world with.

Making money is no excuse

For immoral and unethical behavior. Wall Street are sociopaths and must be brought under the People's control. Viva Occupy Wall Street, and the re-election of President Obama, when he will really go after these wall street criminals who think they are immune.
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