May Day by Noam Chomsky

People seem to know about May Day everywhere except where it began, here in the United States of America. 

That’s because those in power have done everything they can to erase its real meaning. For example, Ronald Reagan designated what he called “Law Day” — a day of jingoist fanaticism, like an extra twist of the knife in the labor movement. Today, there is a renewed awareness, energized by the Occupy movement’s organizing, around May Day, and its relevance for reform and perhaps eventual revolution.

If you’re a serious revolutionary, then you are not looking for an autocratic revolution, but a popular one which will move towards freedom and democracy. That can take place only if a mass of the population is implementing it, carrying it out, and solving problems. They’re not going to undertake that commitment, understandably, unless they have discovered for themselves that there are limits to reform.
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http://www.planetarymovement.org/go/newsflash/may-day-by-noam-chomsky/.

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One thought on “May Day by Noam Chomsky

  1. Wisdom from a man who knows. Our system no longer responds to creative reform. It needs to be eliminated and replaced with a life-centered, life-honoring one. Let your life be a friction to stop the machine.

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