Happy Red Day!

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Observed on the first Monday in September, Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It was created by the union labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894. It’s also a communist holiday though not as officially so were it held on May 1st.

Being one, I can say it’s certainly nice to applaud workers but this day has other connotations.

A good Democrat, Grover Cleveland, pushed for the creation of a labor festival in September as cultural competition to the international workers’ communist celebration on May 1st. It’s the same strategy used by the Catholic Church when they created All Saints’ Day to compete with the pagan holiday of All Hollows Eve [Halloween].

U.S. labor bosses, especially the Marxist Central Labor Union, wanted a holiday of their own and put Grover Cleveland under pressure.

He had prior to this summarily dispatched Brigadier General Nelson Miles to crush the Pullman strike and threw Eugene Debs in jail, so he thought he’d give them what they want.

For Americans today, it is the day the unions make unreasonable or foolhardy demands like upping the minimum wage and Republicans stumble along.

Fortunately, most people don’t know we are honoring communism and try to enjoy the holiday that signals the last days of summer, not a particularly great time of year for many.

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