The protests were scheduled for today, May 1, for a reason: it’s May Day, the day set aside to celebrate the communist uprising. From CNSNews:
Monday, May Day, is International Worker’s Day and the communist celebration of the Bolshevik Revolution. It is also a day when illegal immigrants plan to boycott work, school and shopping in an effort to show the contribution of undocumented aliens to the U.S. economy.
Protesters will march in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles to urge Congress not to support a bill introduced by U.S. Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), which would make it a felony to illegally enter the U.S. or facilitate the illegal entry of someone else.
Calling it “a day without an immigrant,” boycott organizers chose Monday because of its socialist and communist roots, according to Lee Siu Hin of Immigrant Solidarity Network. “We’re linking workers’ rights and immigrant rights. That should be very clear,” Lee told Cybercast News Service.
The masses of illegal immigrants probably don’t realize they’re being used as tools for communist propaganda. They’re being told that the protests and boycott are to celebrate the contributions of immigrants in America when in fact they are being use by the communist party in an attempt to manipulate America’s political landscape:
The Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP) is endorsing Monday’s boycott.
In 1917, Bolshevik communists led by Vladimir Lenin overthrew the Russian government, leading eventually the formation of the Soviet Union in 1922. While the Bolshevik Revolution was in October, the RCP celebrates it on May 1.
The RCP is calling Monday “Revolution #45.”
“On May 1, we celebrate our achievements in this world-historic struggle and especially the first great milestones on that path: the October Revolution of 1917, where the proletariat for the first time seized and held power for nearly 40 years in what became the Soviet Union; and the Chinese Revolution, and especially the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution,” the RCP website states.
Today’s protests are an attempt at an immigrant revolution. The protests’ organizers, ANSWER, a communist organization founded by Ramsey Clark, have convinced the illegal and legal immigrants that they are the oppressed “proletariat” exploited by the “bourgeoisie,” which is why they use language (we clean your toilets, we watch your children, we pick your fruit and vegetables) that pits the illegal and legal immigrants against the middle class. This is classic communist propaganda meant to “empower” the masses of the “oppressed” immigrants and to intimidate congress and the American people into giving illegal immigrants full amnesty.
Update: Nanman at The Influence Peddler discusses how May 1 is the day dedicated to the celebration of the Chicago martyrs.
Update II: Thomas Lifson and A.M. Mora y Leon at The American Thinker take a close look at the part Hugo Chavez played in today’s illegal immigrant protests.
Update III: Take a look at the website The Socialist Worker Online. It confirms the point I made that communists are behind these protests and that the immigrants are simply a tool:
FOR THE first time in six decades, International Workers Day will be celebrated on U.S. soil with mass working-class demonstrations on May 1. May Day, celebrated the world over, commemorates the seismic upheaval inside the U.S. that launched the struggle for the eight-hour workday in 1886, a time when native-born workers had few rights and immigrants had still fewer, yet both united in a class-wide battle.
The decision to organize a national day of protest for immigrant rights on May 1 this year is a conscious nod toward the traditions embodied by this working-class holiday, in which immigrants have played such a vital role historically.
May 1, 2006, holds the potential to begin to revive that tradition, from America’s grassroots. The movement’s most powerful slogan, “a day without immigrants,” is based upon a strategy of social struggle tied explicitly to the power of workers to withhold their labor–which successfully built the U.S. union movement in the first few decades of the 20th century.
These protests are a front for the real goal, which is the revival of communism/socialism/collectivism. This explains why the unions are involved in these protests. Labor unions are the embodiment of collectivist thought.