Friday, May 1, 2020

Happy May Day! America Is for All Americans

First...Happy May Day! What is May Day? Interesting to note several things about it.

May DayMay Day, in medieval and modern Europe, holiday (May 1) for the celebration of the return of spring. The observance probably originated in ancient agricultural rituals, and the Greeks and Romans held such festivals.
Mayday is the word used around the world to make a distress call via radio communications. ... It was the idea of Frederick Mockford, who was a senior radio officer at Croydon Airport in London. He came up with the idea for “mayday" because it sounded like the French word m'aider, which means “help me."
Remember this? 30 work week? Of course not.
Because corporations and the GOP has convinced you
it is impossible and somehow anti-patriotic.
Research shows it's 100% reasonable and possible
May Day is a May 1 celebration with a long and varied history, dating back millennia. ... In the 19th century, May Day took on a new meaning, as an International WorkersDay grew out of the 19th-century labor movement for worker's rights and an eight-hour workday in the United States.May 1, 2017
Remember that and a happy May Day to all! Moving on...

I don't understand some people. I'm American. I see it as being part of a very lucky club of only 330 million people. IF I look down up, denigrate others for whatever reason, I diminish belonging to that club. Diminish the value of that club. Tarnish the names and efforts of all those who came before us, all those who died to shine this club to a high luster.

BEING American gives us certain rights and privileges.

I've never understood the tribalism or bigotry of race, color, or creed. Being American includes whites, the rich, the three major economic classes, which includes the poor, and the middle classes.

It includes all skin colors, all religious beliefs, all political beliefs, all skills and professions, blue and white-collar workers, and no-collar workers. Hetero, homo, gay, queer, binary, non-binary, or otherwise.

Able-bodied, and not able-bodied.
Professionals and slackers.
Military and pacifists.

Republicans and Democrats and anarchists and others.

What it does not in my way of thinking include is for any of us to be racists, or spawn or foment violence, or hatred. Or to lie to one another, or steal from one another, or attempt to harm one another.

It also does not mean those who do those things, should be treated like animals once judged, sentenced, and locked away when they fully become 100% and by our own design and desires, dependant upon us literally for everything.

Including orienting them once returned to public life to be free and valued citizens if not once again, then once and finally. Valued. Free.

Just as we all are.
Just as we all should be.
Just as we all should be seen as.
Just as we all are...

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