Today is May 1st. This is the day Russian and Eastern Bloc communists watched while T-34 tanks and Katyusha rocket launchers rolled through Red Square in an ominous vision of Soviet might.
Nowadays, the event is polluted with demonstrations from millennials wearing pink pussy hats.
Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators are expected to take to the streets Monday in massive May Day events across the USA mostly protesting the policies of President Trump.
May Day — also known as International Worker’s Day — has spawned protests around the globe in past years highlighting workers’ rights. But on Monday, the impetus for the U.S. marches span from immigrants’ rights to LGBT awareness to police misconduct.
Instead of protesting about LGBT awareness – as if there is anyone on Earth who is not aware, and sick of, hearing about LBGT rights – maybe these snowflakes could stay home and read about Mariya Vasilyevna Oktyabrskaya. Who is she, you ask? She was one of the Soviet Union’s only tank drivers during WWII, risked her life for her crew on multiple occasions, and was posthumously awarded the Hero of the Soviet Union award.
Mariya did all that without whining about unequal pay or unisex bathrooms.
(Sorry about the previous version. I didn’t notice the beginning of the post was, um, missing.)