May 01, 2014
Born in the USA
Happy Beltane, May Day and International Workers' Day! The first was a Celtic holy day. The second was a traditional European spring festival with (perhaps largely unconscious) pagan overtones. You could even say it was kind of Freudian...can you say May poles and fertility?
As for International Workers' Day, folks, especially in the Cold War era, associated it with Soviet communism and the militaristic parades that used to fill Red Square in Moscow. It might be good to recall that the May Day labor celebration grew out of efforts to establish the eight hour workday right here in the USA. It was only later that the day was adopted by the international labor and socialist movement.
I SUPPOSE THIS IS PART OF THE "WAR ON COAL TOO? The Obama administration is tightening up black lung regulations.
WANT TO BE MORE CREATIVE? Take a walk.
URGENT POSSIBLY EXPLODING DEAD WHALE UPDATE here.
GOAT ROPE ADVISORY LEVEL: ELEVATED
by El Cabrero