Wow. There's a coda to yesterday's post that kind of makes me gag.
Apparently May Day was rebranded to Loyalty Day back in 1958. Because, y'know, Commies and shit. I...I don't even have enough snark to cover this. Freedom, Thomas Jefferson told us, comes at the cost of eternal vigilance. The problem is that we also need to be vigilant against those who make themselves the self-appointed defenders of freedom. Something called "Loyalty Day" may actually be well-intentioned (which, honestly, I doubt, since I missed the Red Scare but lived through 9/11 and the Patriot Act. It seems that every generation simply updates and re-invents the stupid ideas of the past generation), but "loyalty" is anathema to "freedom."