Obama decides May Day to be Loyalty Day.. first as tragedy, then as farce
So in a massively and blatantly co-opting and weakening mood: Obama has no declared the day of a General Strike to be… wait for it.: Loyalty Day. So International Labor day is to be replaced with an exercise akin (and as meaningless) as Flag Day:
In order to recognize the American spirit of loyalty and the sacrifices that so many have made for our Nation, the Congress, by Public Law 85-529 as amended, has designated May 1 of each year as “Loyalty Day.” On this day, let us reaffirm our allegiance to the United States of America, our Constitution, and our founding values.
This is one of the moments when even the Orwellian Patriot Act title might be trumped. While fairly substance-less this is a pissing on labor by Obama, and Obama wonders why his “base” is beginning to lose interest. Well, I hope this clarifies things for some of you left-liberal hanger-ons as if the NDAA double-speak didn’t wake you up.