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Thursday, May 1

May Day!

Hurrah for the Social Revolution, and the vision of a better future.

But enough of that for now; it's also a pagan holiday! In many places people are erecting Maypoles to dance around in an effort to encourage fertility (used to be the dancing was followed by a quite different set of dances that did more to encourage fertility, with results some nine months later).

So for whatever reason, enjoy the day!


"No savior from on high delivers
No trust we'll place in prince or peer,
Our own right hands our chains must sever
Chains of hatred, greed, and fear.

Ere the thief is taught to share his booty
And to all give a happier lot,
Each at his forge must do his duty
And strike while the iron is hot.

So come, comrades, rally,
And the last fight let us face;
The Internationale
Unites the human race!

So come, comrades, rally,
And the last fight let us face;
The Internationale
Unites the human race!"

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