Cross posted at www.brain-jockey.com
Growing up in the U.S., May Day was a sort of unofficial holiday where we welcomed the spring season. Not so much in other countries, where May Day has evolved into a Labour holiday, a time for protest. And we're not talking well-behaving tea party attendees.
The Wall Street Journal opines about what these protests hold in store ("Burn, Capitalism, Burn")- some of which we will have seen play out by the time you read this. (Some articles on violent protests here and here and link to Reuters slide show here).
All this serves as a reminder of the slippery slope from disruptive, violent protest to anarchy to total government, where the people have lost their rights. An irony, since often anarchy begins because the common folk feel powerless and seek to be heard or recognized.
On this May Day, take this video to heart.