September 4, 2017

While we're renaming holidays, how about Labor Day?

My Labor Day safe space.
The left is intent on erasing history and part of that is renaming holidays like Columbus Day because - evil white people. Labor Day is a celebration of the trade union/labor movement and it deserves no special dispensation.
Labor Day in the United States is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of the country. It is the Monday of the long weekend known as Labor Day Weekend and it is considered the unofficial end of summer in the United States. The holiday is also a federal holiday.

Beginning in the late 19th century, as the trade union and labor movements grew, trade unionists proposed that a day be set aside to celebrate labor.
Except, Labor history has not been without violence. And that could be a trigger and provide a need for a safe space for those of us on the right.
According to a 1969 study, no major labor organization in American history has ever openly advocated violence as a policy, although some, in the early part of the 20th century, systematically used violence, most notably the Western Federation of Miners, and the International Association of Bridge Structural Iron Workers.[1] However, violence does occur in the context of industrial disputes. When violence has been committed by, or in the name of, the union, it has tended to be narrowly focused upon targets which are associated with the employer.[1] Violence was greater in conflicts in which there was a question of whether union recognition would be extended.[1]

Both employers and workers have each been the aggressor and victim at different times.[1] The "most virulent" violence in United States industrial disputes occurred when management tried to destroy a union or deny recognition to a union.[1]p. 282
That's the violence they're willing to admit - a 1969 study? Really? I'd cite more after doing some research but alas, I've been triggered. I am feeling overly anxious and unable to do the research. In any case, there's been violence committed by unions. We need a safe-space name that doesn't celebrate organizations with a violent history.  We need to cleanse the American psyche of that mental anguish and at the same time, I can avoid doing some research work on labor union violence. So my argument is this: let's consider renaming Labor Day to something like Fluffy Bunny Day. There, problem solved. I feel all better.

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