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  • ross1948 00:06 on May 1, 2023 Permalink | Reply
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    May Day 2023 

    It’s May Day, a traditional holiday in many lands, hijacked in modern times by marxists….



    …in the name of an evil ideology, against which we all have a moral duty to wage war.



    It’s a public holiday here in Indonesia…



    …so I am taking it easy.

    Instead of reciting the obvious, how that cultural marxist ideology is advancing apace..



    …under its new guise, wokery, I’m just offering an eclectic menu of my previous May Day musings.


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

    Make My May Day, Theresa Traitrix! Resign! 


  • ross1948 10:22 on May 1, 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Make My May Day, Theresa Traitrix! Resign! 

    May Day is a holiday here in Indonesia, and why not?

    It is a great shame the traditional English celebration was hijacked by marxists and turned into a festival of tyranny by reds.

    At least in the West, apart from poor still-enslaved Cuba, Communist Parties got overthrown…




    ….though ‘twas a pity more of their despots never shared Ceausescu’s fate.

    However, that thought brings me to another leader who is still hanging around like a bad smell.

    ‘May’ has recently acquired unfortunate connotations, thanks to the treasonous old bat in Downing Street.

    I will be en route to another island when this is published, a short break with friends, so have no way of knowing if Theresa the Traitrix might have done the decent thing by the time I’m back in touch again.

    Never mind.

    Fingers crossed

  • ross1948 19:18 on May 1, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , demonstrators, , , , , KPSI, May Day   

    Workers? Wasters! Pig-Ignoramuses Burn Ahok Flowers! 

    I took my own advice today and stayed home, knowing that the May Day demo downtown would make any gallivant pointless- traffic in Jakarta is always tough but demos make it awful.



    A glorious sunny day in my front yard instead. Cooked some rendang beef, read a book – nice!

    But not so nice was the atrocious bigot vandalism that occurred during the demo, a gang of mangy louts amok, burning flowers at City Hall, flowers left by good citizens to honour their good governor.


    Having lost the gubernatorial race to Anies Baswedan in April, Ahok was greeted last Friday at city hall by a thousands of well-wishers and more than 3,000 karangan bunga or flower boards thanking him for his service.


    • Hasil gambar untuk jakarta ahok flowers bakar buruh
    •  On Monday, however, a group of trade unionists pulled several wreaths into the street and set them alight.\
    • But were they trades unionists?

    • Most of the workers, the decent workers, had their march and made their protests peacefully.

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    Sounds to me like the arsonists were more like the sort of pig-ignorant savages who a few months ago were marching through Jakarta with placards demanding that Ahok himself be burned!




    Here’s what happened back then.

    The protesters, most of whom were men dressed in white Muslim attire, were heard yelling, 

    “We want a Muslim governor,” “Burn Ahok!” and “Kafir!”


    It’s all very sad.

    As sad, even, as the fact that one of the big labour federations chose to accompany those jihadist bigots on their bizarre ‘blasphemy’ march.

    The KSPI even joined hardline Islamists on the streets in previous mass demonstrations against the governor, the latter calling for his arrest and imprisonment for alleged blasphemy.. Indonesia: May Day demonstrators target Ahok flower boards

    People should be careful about the company they keep!


    Although millions of decent people – both Muslims and Christians – voted for Ahok and were desperately disappointed that he lost to a man who openly courted IslamoNazis, they accepted defeat gracefully, showing none of the moronic rancour displayed by Clinton’s millennial brats in the USA.


    Hasil gambar untuk not my president


    I hope the real workers’ leaders will disown the anti-social scum who burned the flowers. They are a disgrace to Indonesia.

  • ross1948 00:01 on May 1, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , fleur de lis, , , May Day   

    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.

    • Hasil gambar untuk may day 2017

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


    May Day, Jakarta, four years ago


    …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 


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


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


    Gambar terkait


    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.



  • ross1948 09:33 on May 1, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: baseball, Calico Joe, , , May Day, Pole dancing, public holidays   

    Happy May Day! But No Day Off in Jakarta! 

    Happy May Day!

    It is, after all, an ancient holiday…



    …enjoyed by the comm0n folk of England long before it was hi-jacked by mangy marxists.

    As you can see, Maypole dancing, back then, was entirely different from pole dancing as practised today. 

    I hope that photo brightens up your breakfast!


    This year the poor workers don’t get a holiday, at least not here in Jakarta. There are four public holidays on the Indonesian May calendar, and three of them fall on a Sunday, today’s, plus one Christian, one Muslim and one Buddhist. 

    You’d think there’d be three Mondays off in recompense, and I seem to recall there used to be, but at some point the stinginess of the bureaucratic establishment decided NOT, so apart from Thursday’s Ascension Day, nobody gets an extra break this month.

    It’s long past day-break here, so there’s likely no dew on the grass in the little park across the street, but in Europe, most people will be tucked up in their comfy beds, so I add this old saying for anyone there who wakes up and thinks it a good idea.  


    NB, it’s only for girls, but even were it a statutory non-discriminatory pledge under the Equality Act and guys could try, I doubt it would do me much good…




    …so I’ll skip that option.

    There will be the usual workers’ demo downtown today, so traffic will be horrendous in consequence. And in consequence, I won’t be going far.

    But it’s a beautiful sunny morning, and with a book to read, some sunning out front seems like a good plan.

    BTW, speaking of my energetic front yard activities, this past week I read an excellent paperback, Calico Joe, by John Grisham.


    • ———————–
    • It’s a short story, about a baseball player, but you have no real need to understand that sport to enjoy the tale.
    • I strongly recommend it.   
    • JazPen 19:43 on May 1, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I like the photos, Ross, but I hate to tell you, youre wrong! We get this Friday off too, because it’s Mohammed’s Birthday. A real long weekend. I suppose since you dont go to work anymore, you dont keep as close a track as I do.


      • ross1948 23:53 on May 1, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        My apologies, JazPen.
        My little calendar gives 15th May as the Muslim Ascension holiday, a Sunday, like Vesak, the Sunday after that.
        I hope you enjoy your long weekend!


  • ross1948 18:19 on April 30, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , comsymp, , , , May Day, parade, , , Saigom, , workers' rights   

    Besok May Day – Jangan Lupa Pengkhianatan PKI! 

    Tomorrow, we have a national holiday in Indonesia, May Day, and you can bet your boots the workers will be out in force, a big procession through Jakarta, with lots of speeches and exhortations to flex their ( admittedly none-too-strong ) industrial muscle to improve their lot.


    • may-day-jakarta-indo May  Day, a few years ago, in Jakarta
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    • They are free to protest, to slam the regime, to publish their angry posters and bulletins. They are free to strike too.

    About five years ago, things got out of hand on May Day, fighting between demonstrators and police.  It happens – but there was no ferocious crack-down. Some arrests, and that, I think, was that. 

    Compare and contrast.

     A few hours on a plane takes you to Vietnam, where the ruling junta styles itself, laughably, as a ‘party of the working class.’

    But workers in that totalitarian hell-hole have none of the rights that our good lads and lasses on the parade tomorrow enjoy.  


    • communism tyranny


    No right to strike, no free labour unions uncontrolled by the tyrants, no freedom of the press, no right to parade criticism of the dictatorship.


    And OF COURSE no free elections – what Communist oligarchy would risk THAT?

    Turned on the news after a while out sunning myself in the front yard, and lo, a wretched spectacle in Saigon – I choose not to use the city’s current name, which honours a despot.

    The camera recorded  a cowed people forced to observe their strutting oppressors, the Vietnamese equivalent of the Waffen SS, parading to ‘celebrate’ the Fall of Saigon.

    Living in a country which came very close to a Red take-over in 1965, it is always a consolation, whenever frustration sets in at abuses of power by bureaucrats or politicians, to remember how much worse it would be if those evil PKI SOBs had got away with their kudeta.


    • pkiposter


    Yet still today, we have comsymp creeps in the English-language media, on whom we have reported all too often, bemoaning the fate of those marxist malignants who survived their failed power-grab fifty years ago!

    Corruption is here, and yes, it’s nauseating. But I’ve heard it said the Vietnam communist cops are the  ‘best police money can buy.’

    Injustice, yes, that’s here too. But a free press and the handful of honest pols and the NGOs can raise their voices and fight it.

    aidit Aidit, the PKI Fuhrer who adored North Korea


    Had that unlamented old hypocrite Pramoedya, and his patron DN Aidit, risen to rule this archipelago, we’d all be in the same endless nightmare that still grips Saigon.

    My Indonesian friends and neighbours might even be dragooned onto the streets tomorrow to cheer their oppressors.  

    Twas President Reagan who called the Vietnam War a noble cause, and so it was. The tragedy was the defeat of ARVN. America and the Allies.


    Thank God Indonesia smashed the PKI!

    And may the cruel communist clique that holds Vietnam in servitude share their fate some day.

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