It’s May Day – Don’t Let Reds Hijack It – Vive Marine!


Here we are, May Day in Jakarta!

Thousands of Indonesian workers will be out marching and hollering downtown, causing traffic nightmares, so best stay home and continue with my paper-back out front, if the sun shines as brightly as it has over the weekend.

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But while the workers in Jakarta undoubtedly have just cause to demonstrate…

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May Day, Jakarta, four years ago

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…let’s not forget that this holiday predates revolutionary socialism by at least two thousand years, its origins in Ancient Rome.

It was long celebrated in Merry England by the common folk, with no hint of fatuous class war ideology.

In France, I have newly learned, May 1st, since 1561, is marked by gifts of ‘a sweet smelling flower called the spring of lily of the valley.’  

    Hasil gambar untuk fleur de lis may 1     http://www.wincalendar.com/May-Day 

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So with a mere seven days to go  before La Fleur de France makes her bid to win back her country from its enemies…

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…may I offer an imaginary bouquet across the globe to Marine.

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Thus I continue my marathon blog-battle on her behalf, which, rest assured, will go on tomorrow, and the next day, and the days thereafter, until the contest for a nation’s soul is decided.

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