Loyalty to the State Day

Unbelievable.  Obama has declared May 1, the traditional day used by the Soviet Union to celebrate the power of the state through military parades and such, to be "loyalty day."  Not "let's respect what America stands for" day or "celebrate liberty day" but "promise unthinking loyalty to our government masters" day.

This is particularly ironic as the other major competing proposal for Mayday is as a remembrance for the people killed by communism.  So, your choice today.  Salute the victims of out-of-control state power, or pledge your loyalty to the state.

  • me

    Woah. I complain a lot about the US turning into a copy of the former USSR (you know - carry papers at all times, out-of-control-police-state, your-money-really-isn't-your-money, military adventures in third world countries...), but this really takes the cake. What's next?

  • IGotBupkis, Legally Defined Cyberbully in All 57 States

    I pledge my allegiance to America, and the notions for which it stands.

    My demonstration of this will occur 11/6/12, when I vote that fascist SOB out of office.

  • http://soundsofsolarno.com Jim Furey

    While I agree that 'Loyalty Day' is a highly redundant and essentially misguided holiday, it's been on the books as an 'official' US holiday since 1958. Eisenhower, Kennedy, and every President since Ford have issued one official proclamation for Loyalty Day. Thankfully it's also been for all intents ignored after every proclamation.

  • Barak A. Pearlmutter

    If Obama hadn't, would you have criticized him like this? "In 1959 Eisenhower proclaimed May 1 the first official observance of Loyalty Day, and each US President has followed in his footsteps, until Obama broke with this tradition and instead followed the lead of multicultural relativists, rejecting loyalty and patriotism and instead ..."

  • Vitaeus

    Interesting that I never heard of this until this time, since 1958 we have apparently echoed the Soviet Union in celebrating the State on the same day.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loyalty_Day

  • ed

    Yes, it's all Obama's fault! (Too good to check, I guess.)

  • Vitaeus

    I am glad he posted, that it has been being done since 1958 is way sadder to me than it being a new thing. The current clown is no better or worse than the others, either D or R we the people lose.

  • David

    I celebrate May 1st as the day I met the woman whom I would eventually be fortunate enough to marry, and yes, I'm quite loyal.

  • http://lukenlimos.com Howard Luken

    Hegelian dialectic, zionist jewish bankers, problem reaction solution, play 1 side against the other, zionist cloaked with libertarian front writing for forbes magazine yet another piece of the zionist controlled media convincing you to be on 1 side or the other of a nonexistent issue or false left right paradigm. Forget the 30,000,000,000,000 dollars plus and counting they stole from us just a couple years ago and ignore the quadrillion dollars derivative fraud perpetuated by the same zionist international jew bankers.

  • http://tjic.com TJIC

    I am proud of the people of America, the land of America, the memes of America, and the history of America.

    It's too bad that there's a huge socialist government that uses the same name, though.

    That's one thing that does NOT get my loyalty.

  • Bram

    I'll continue to celebrate our disloyalty to an oppressive government on July 4th.

  • durabo

    In three short years, Glorious Leader has turned the USA into the USSA. Nothing short of civil war will return this republic to its original state.

  • Smock Puppet, 10th Dan Snark Master

    >>> If Obama hadn’t, would you have criticized him like this?

    No, I wouldn't. I wouldn't even have noticed. I'm 50, and I don't recall EVER having heard of this -- it's so insignificant I would not have missed it in the least.

  • i

    >>>> The current clown is no better or worse than the others

    You are such an utter fool that it boggles the mind.

    There's a term, wronger than wrong:

    "When people thought the earth was flat, they were wrong. When people thought the earth was spherical, they were wrong. But if you think that thinking the earth is spherical is just as wrong as thinking the earth is flat, then your view is wronger than both of them put together."

    By this criteria, is Obama bad? Yep. Is Romney bad? Yep.

    Is Romney*§* just as bad as President Downgrade?

    Is your head stuck so far up your rectum that it's coming back out the top?

    The answers to the two ARE the same.

    =================

    *§* Actually, you can insert most any vaguely serious GOP candidate, and probably about 75% of Americans into this statement in Romney's place. Even some random lottery winner would flounder about uselessly and be less destructive than a first term Obama has been. I don't even want to THINK about the dangers of second-term Obama.

    Seriously. If this country fails to reject a second-term for Obama, this nation is doomed. It very well might or might not be doomed even if they reject him, but they are certainly doomed if they don't.

  • IGotBupkis, Legally Defined Cyberbully in All 57 States

    "I" is me.

  • http://www.newatlantean.com Robert Hewes

    Hey, we're lucky he didn't name it "Obedience Day"

  • IGotBupkis, Legally Defined Cyberbully in All 57 States

    Luken, in your case, the answer to the question immediately above involving an extreme, topologically unlikely form of cranio-rectal insertion syndrome is really quite obviously yes. The number of loaded words in your idiotically clueless blather is more than ample proof of that.

    Thanks for playing. Nice to see there's still denizens floundering about in the shallow end of the clue pool.

  • IGotBupkis, Legally Defined Cyberbully in All 57 States

    >>> In three short years, Glorious Leader has turned the USA into the USSA.

    No, it's been steadily happening since the first civil war.

    From the wiki, you will find that Grover Cleveland was our last truly great PotUS:

    =========================================================
    In 1887, Cleveland issued his most well-known veto, that of the Texas Seed Bill. After a drought had ruined crops in several Texas counties, Congress appropriated $10,000 to purchase seed grain for farmers there. Cleveland vetoed the expenditure. In his veto message, he espoused a theory of limited government:

    I can find no warrant for such an appropriation in the Constitution, and I do not believe that the power and duty of the general government ought to be extended to the relief of individual suffering which is in no manner properly related to the public service or benefit. A prevalent tendency to disregard the limited mission of this power and duty should, I think, be steadfastly resisted, to the end that the lesson should be constantly enforced that, though the people support the government, the government should not support the people. The friendliness and charity of our countrymen can always be relied upon to relieve their fellow-citizens in misfortune. This has been repeatedly and quite lately demonstrated. Federal aid in such cases encourages the expectation of paternal care on the part of the government and weakens the sturdiness of our national character, while it prevents the indulgence among our people of that kindly sentiment and conduct which strengthens the bonds of a common brotherhood.

    Think about it. He's the last PotUS who really, clearly grasped the above. Even Teddy didn't Get It: a lot of our problematic Federal Agency issues we have today derive from agencies he started or encouraged to start by making the Federal government into a Great And Powerful Government. Taft followed suit with the various acts that changed the way Senators got elected and enable the Income Tax. Wilson furthered the transition by ramping up the size of government massively. Prohibition took it a step farther by making something that had no business being done into a Federal issue, then engendered a crime wave that, along with the Depression, led to the first controls on firearms and the notions of socialism becoming worthy of consideration.

    Q.E.D., it's been a slow and steady process of turning the USA into the USSA. The Great Big 0 has certainly done his absolute best to further the process, and done quite well at that, but it's hardly been a solo gig of the last couple years.

  • IGotBupkis, Legally Defined Cyberbully in All 57 States

    >>>> Nothing short of civil war will return this republic to its original state.

    THIS part is probably true, but, unfortunately, we don't know that a civil war WILL return it to its original state. It might just make things worse by engendering a further transfer of power into the hands of the already powerful. One reason everyone is so loathe to initiate the process.

  • http://lukenlimos.com Howard Luken

    Bupkis. Yiddish eh? I rest my case.

  • Ted Rado

    When I was a boy eighty years ago, patriotism was taught in school and in the home. Patriotism is WAY different than blind loyalty. I LOVE America but loath many of our politicians.

  • Rob T

    More interesting is his new campaign slogan, "FORWARD."

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politics/2012/apr/30/new-obama-slogan-has-long-ties-marxism-socialism/.

    Wikipedia's short stub pointing out the word's use in socialist ideals and publications is currently up for deletion. Interesting to watch a record get edited in real time.

  • markm

    IGotBupkis: Unfortunately, there's now no way to do that without voting that other liberal fascist into the office.

  • me

    FWIW - my take on that is that (a) protest votes through write-in candidates are good because they have a beneficial signalling effect on future elections and (b) if I have to choose between two horrible evils (like the front-runners in this election), I'd always choose the contender (because he's more of an unknown and to punish the incumbent - again, signaling in the hope of impacting future behavior)

  • Smock Puppet, 10th Dan Snark Master

    >>> Bupkis. Yiddish eh? I rest my case.

    Yeah, I use a yiddish term, so I MUST be Jewish.

    Your efforts at self-trepanning were just astoundingly successful, ey?

  • Smock Puppet, 10th Dan Snark Master

    Markm, i think calling Romney a "liberal fascist" is a bit much. I am sure he is less a supporter of the whole Tea Party concept than I'd like him to be, but the notion that he will be even a vague fraction as bad for the country as The Great Big 0 is a preposterous notion by any rational measure.

    me: being clueless, you fail to grasp that a failure to vote AGAINST the one in office is almost always a bad idea when your vote has a substantial chance to COUNT.

    The time to make protest votes is when your vote isn't going to sway things either way. Not in close races. To make protest votes in close races is the most dunderheaded exercise of franchise short of actually voting for the incumbent PoS.

  • me

    @Puppet

    *Cough*. What makes you believe that there's a way my vote would count in the coming election? (Hint: I consider both candidates unfit for office)