No one should have to be afraid at work. No one should be afraid to stand up. Not the people who are born here that go to work to support their families or the ones that come here seeking a better life for their families.
OWS takes the traditional Marxist notion of class, simplifies it and inflates it into two cartoons -- the 99 percent and the 1 percent. In the process, it manages to ignore about 150 years of Marxist discussion and debate.
Many people might be surprised to learn that the May Day celebrations that occurred around the world in 2012 were born more than a century ago out of a struggle by American workers for the eight-hour day.
Unless you were a red-diaper baby, Americans don't grow up learning about May Day. May Day is celebrated in almost every country in the world, except the United States. For years, the United States has intentionally whitewashed May Day from our culture and our consciousness.