Greetings from furbirdsqueerly to all of our comrades worldwide on May Day 2017. We speak to expand the idea of May Day to everyday this month and throughout the year building a people’s powers that will tear down walls of hate and fear, will end once and for all the Capitalist class and their state, will demand and get justice for workers, and that will build in place a just and peaceful world for all. We are workers and as the old saying go “we have nothing in common with the employing class.” This nothing in common is not just one day but everyday of our working lives, from the first day that we enter the workplace to the last day on the job. We must in all of our hearts and minds keep the slogan, Workers of the World Unite, close by as that is the only way for all of us to realize a just future.
As workers we can not support a government that drone attacks or drops bombs on other workers around the world. Frank Little once stated about workers and WW1, “Either you are for their Capitalist slaughter fest or you are against it.” We remain against it. We join with workers around the world who denounce their governments and free themselves and other workers.
A few questions.
So today what does all of this mean for us? Does it mean we chase after what some banners read in support of achieving the American dream? And what is this americkkkan dream? Is it exploitation of workers around the world, is it drone attacking workers and families around the world, is it fighting in unjust wars just to have the americkkkan dream? Is it supporting politicians no matter how good they sound and how bad they are if they support our dream? Is our dream enough? Is my freedom and rights enough? Does it mean that at the expense of others we get ahead no matter who we step on? Do we allow unions to make deals with the company owners that are not in our best interests as workers? How do we educate the massive middle class in americkkka to look at themselves as workers in common with all other workers so that they too may have an understanding of the slogan, An Injury to One is An Injury to ALL? How do we put aside our fears of loosing our jobs if we speak up about the injustice towards others who lose theirs? How do organize the thousands of contracted service employee workers who are at the mercy of corporate americkkka with no support from any unions or other workers? How do we destroy classism once and for all within the work force? How do we build an economy that is not based on war and exploitation? We know that many times it comes down to, “No savior from on high delivers.” We must do it ourselves along with our working comrades. These are just a few questions that we have this May Day 2017. We dedicate this wonderful song to all workers around the world.
No matter what we can not let the employing class step on us. That is in our minds one of the great ideas of our collective past.