Thursday, May 1, 2008

ESD#42: Happy May Day!

It's International Workers' Day today. For most of the world, this is one of the most important holidays of the year. For Boston, one of the U.S.' largest metropolitan areas, we have this embarassingly small rally with some of the crappiest Guatemalan folk music I've ever heard (and I've heard a lot of crappy Guatemalan folk music).

When around the world there are major protests and even riots, Boston depends on these two police officers and their horses to keep the peace.

I'm certainly not the first to suggest this, but why doesn't the U.S. eliminate Labor Day, move Memorial Day to the first Monday in September, and make May 1st a national holiday? There must be a petition for this somewhere, but I'm too lazy to look. Just like I was too lazy to stop and participate in this rally.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

too cold...

can't open the pools, or depend on quality picnic weather.

also, protests are for politically active rather than passive peoples.