It’s May Day. So I asked my friend Paul Malvern, who stands up for working people AND is pro-life to offer his comments. Here they are:
While many people associate May Day with big military parades held decades back in the Soviet Union and other communist countries, the reality is quite different since this special day is as American as apple pie and as Canadian as hockey.
For, starting out in the 19th century, workers and their families in these two countries have used local May Day events to celebrate advances made in achieving fair pay and decent working conditions, and building a better life for their families. Sadly, since the 1960s, workers have had less to celebrate as parties on the Left – and not a few trade unions – have downplayed working class issues in favor of ever-so-trendy identity and sexual politics that has little to do with workers and everything to do with elites and the more affluent elements of society. A good example being support by the Left for abortion on demand – which views working class people as a liability to be reduced rather than a valuable human asset to be treasured and nurtured.
So on this particular May Day it is well to remember the original goals of this celebration. And rededicate ourselves to focusing our efforts on the real needs of our country and those unknown, unheralded, ordinary citizens who are doing their level best to build strong families in a culture where the sanctity of life and importance of children and families are no longer hallowed principles.