Tuesday, March 8, 2011

International Working Women's Day.




After leaving the Soviet Union, I have largely forgotten about this obscure day. I now recall this being a day for rallies during which women would parade through the street carrying red banners and proclaiming the virtues of the Communist revolution. Today's Google main page revives this strange holiday. No doubt socialism is alive and well inside the search engine's administration. Frigging Marxists.

Why do so many American corporations promote Socialism? Do they really dream of a society made up of masters and slaves?

Please read more about this at this Wikipedia entry.




6 comments:

creakypavillion said...

Sorry, Vinny, you have some sort of nightmare in place of memories. You couldn't possibly remember women parading the streets proclaiming virtues of Marxist revolution - unless you are 90 yo. For 50 years now, at the minimum, March 8th has been understood in SU more like a universal Woman's holiday, a substitution to Valentine's Day (which is not celebrated). It's a day when men are seen carrying bouquets, husbands condescend to washing dishes and calling their despised MIl "mom", and at work women collect modest gifts of chocolate and greeting cards.

The West, as usual, is so behind the East in literal following the Marxist doctrine...

Ex-Dissident said...

I suppose each person views this day through their own eyes. You recall the flowers, and I recall the banners. The poster I included from the Wiki entry seems to support my view.

creakypavillion said...

I don't see anything wrong with the poster, especially when oyu investigate the date when it was issued.
Also, the holiday is not specifically Marxist or Socialist; it's commemoration of women struggle for liberation and equality, which I as a libertarian wholeheartedly approve. The history of establishing the Day is a different matter, as well as its association with red banners and the way it (and wider, whole early feminist movement) was co-opted and distorted by the Left.

But I definitely agree with the idea [of the poster] that a woman's place is not exclusively in the kitchen, serving men of the family as her masters.

creakypavillion said...

...and about the flowers vs banners.
Don't take my word for it, see for instance, this post written by a girl in Moscow; she is very intelligent and introspective, the point of the post is not political scores and rather unrelated to symbolism of any kind - but I want you to find in her post any mention of red flags, banners, Marxism or Communist slogans: there are none, while there is plenty mentioning of various flowers, gifts, presents and general congratulatory attitude towards women, however phony and inadequately expressed.

Holidays, just like language, get transformed with time...

Ex-Dissident said...

I am so glad that we're in agreement. I am in total agreement with you over the joy that fresh flowers bring between a man and a woman. We also agree that this holiday has a rather sordid history in socialist propaganda. Perhaps in modern Russia it has come to resemble something Hallmark would think up. I left USSR many years ago when it was still USSR and I was young. My recollection is that almost every holiday was accompanied by red banners and marches. New Year's was an exception.

In any case, my suspicion of Google staff harboring socialist views because they promote a holiday that has a history intertwined with Socialist parties is more than warranted.

creakypavillion said...

That link to Google was...predictable. "Meeting on bridges", so like progressives!. Empty infantile symbolism, impotent substitution of decisive action with movie-like performances: their Leftist predecessors turn in their graves! Wussies.

OK, srsly. Google, like all huge corporations, is making up to political powers. They have to, so they can in return get goodies from the government. See "Corporatism" or "Fascism". Yep, that's where we came.