The Unvarnished Labor Day

As this article originated in 2007, there is of course, no mention of coronavirus or Black Lives Matter. Kind of refreshing! Still lots of socialism/communism though.

from Forbes:

The History Of Labor Day

Most of the world marks Labor Day on May 1 with parades and rallies. Americans celebrate it in early September, by heading to the beach or firing up the grill. Why the discrepancy? Here’s a hint: The answer would have been a great disappointment to Frederick Engels.

Engels, the co-author of The Communist Manifesto, had high hopes for May Day, which originated in the United States. When the socialist-dominated organization known as the Second International jumped on the American bandwagon and adopted May 1 as International Labor Day, Engels confidently expected the proletariats of Europe and America to merge into one mighty labor movement and sweep capitalism into the dustbin of history.

Things didn’t work out that way, of course, and the divergent Labor Day celebrations are part of the story. read more

A Great Shortage of Workers

from Zero Hedge:

“The Most Dramatic Shift In The History Of Food Service” – Restaurants Suddenly Can’t Find Enough Workers

At a time when the US restaurant sector is suffering from a crisis of unprecedented proportions, with diners in US restaurants roughly half where they were compared to a year ago due to ongoing covid lockdown measures…

… a new crisis has emerged: a persistent labor shortage despite the greatest jump in unemployment in 80 years. read more

Simply Message for the President

from Erick Woods Erickson:

Mr. President:

You have been figured out by the Democrats. It has been a strange thing to see these past few years. You have had the ability to steer the conversation however you wanted it to go. By taking to Twitter, you could get the entire media herd to chase in the direction you wanted, keep them discombobulated, and make their reporting incoherent. Often, you led them into mistaken reporting in their rush to be first instead of right and then used their bad reporting to discredit them. It has been something to watch.

But somewhere along the way, in these past few months of COVID-19, etc. the press turned this on you. Now, they are able to direct you where they want you to go and they want you to go nowhere. You are literally throwing punches in so many directions that your messaging is incoherent and you are off-balance. read more

There’s Panic Where there Shouldn’t Be

from Conservative Review:

Horowitz: The key bad assumption in the bipartisan panic pander bill

Congress spending and wasting your money.

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How can Congress treat the fallout of a problem it has failed to define and whose solutions are helping to drive the problem? What is the point of bankrupting our future for a stimulus when California is shutting down the entire state and the Trump administration is considering doing so for the entire nation? We are entitled to a robust debate and some answers.

Politicians and the media are telling the public to be prudent and not to panic, but everything they are saying and implementing is sowing panic, and they are now contemplating actions that reflect more of a bubonic plague dynamic. Their entire legislative approach is about feeding on panic and using the crisis to immediately implement socialism before we even know the scope of the problem and can more effectively target solutions. read more

Women Should Prefer Capitalism to Socialism

Socialism is great, we are told – democratic socialism, that is. Like there’s a difference. And the youth of America has really taken a shine to it.

On the flip side – we always hear that greedy capitalism hurts not only the poor, but the young. And it is said that capitalism hurts women and minorities most.

But does it really. Is socialism really the answer to the problems of opportunity and equality, especially for women?

Carrie Lukas, President of Independent Women’s Forum says clearly no. In the following Prager University video, Carrie proves that socialism does the opposite of what it claims. read more

So Labor Day is Not a Full-Blown Communist Holiday

From: National Review

Red Monday

There isn’t much good to say about Labor Day, except maybe that it could be worse — it could be on May 1, which would make it a full-on Communist holiday instead of a merely crypto-Communist one. For that we can thank Grover Cleveland, the last pretty-good Democrat (seriously: gold standard, anti-tariff, vetoed twice as many bills as all of his predecessors combined — Rand Paul is a fan), who pushed for the creation of a labor festival in September as cultural competition to the international workers’ celebration in May, sort of the reverse of the strategy of the early Church fathers’ choosing the dates of heathen festivals for the new Christian holidays.

So, from the two out of three working-age Americans who are gainfully employed, a round of applause for President Cleveland. But crypto-Communist holidays are not so great, either.

Labor Day, like Obamacare and much else that is distasteful about American public life today, is a product of American liberals’ desire to be Canadians. The ’Nucks started celebrating labor on the first Monday in September in the 1880s; this holiday grew out of a parade celebrating a typographical workers’ strike in 1872. Soon, U.S. labor bosses, especially the Marxist Central Labor Union, wanted a holiday of their own. read more

WND Exclusive – Socialists Don’t Understand Cost of Labor

from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

How dare the government – any government – set a minimum wage that a business must pay its employees? It’s the pinnacle of arrogance and exactly the strong arm tactics the founders warned us of – a runaway, all-powerful government.

The “Fight for $15” has been circulating for a few years. It seemed to have reached a peak in interest maybe about a year or two ago, but coverage and enthusiasm had fallen off.

Well, evidently, the “Fight for $15” is picking up steam again as the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives passed the Raise the Wage Act, which would make $15 an hour a reality for nearly all American workers by 2025, more than doubling the current national minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. read more

Tone Deaf AOC Fights for $15 Minimum Wage

from the Washington Free Beacon:

AOC to Bartend for a Day to Advocate Policies That Closed Former Employer

New York City’s increased minimum wage drove AOC’s former employer out of business

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D, N.Y.) is set to bartend again for a day to advocate for policies that led to one of her former employers shutting down its business.

The freshman congresswoman will return to her district in New York City this Friday to “pour a few pints” and push for the federal Raise the Wage Act while showing support for “abolishing below-minimum wage” for tipped workers in the state, the New York Daily News reports.  The exact location of the event, which was organized by the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, a New York-based nonprofit that advocates for increased pay through its ONE FAIR WAGE campaign, will be announced later. read more

Mad Money Calls Out Fauxahontas

from NewsBusters:

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., defended her call for an “ultra-millionaires” annual wealth tax as “how the system is supposed to operate,” and “part of the social contract” of America in a CNBC interview.

Wait, since when did wealth redistribution and punishing the wealthiest by instituting a new tax to take $2.75 trillion away from them for what they’ve accumulated become part of the “social contract” of the U.S.? read more

Video Podcast – Russia Indictments – Universal Basic Income is a Crock

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

Today I discuss briefly why the Mueller indictments of Russian “Agents” is a monumental waste of time. Also, regardless of whether we think they are guilty or not, an indictment is not proof of that guilt.

My main topic however, is the Mayor of Stockton California’s lame-brain idea of giving 100 lucky winners $500 a month as a Universal Basic Income. In other words, the city would provide more freebies to people who have to do nothing for it. Great idea. Let’s not teach anyone to fish, but just the give the fish away. Worst idea yet! read more