Daniel DeLeon Election Committee - Vote for Labor Day on May Day, Socialism, and Daniel DeLeon

This is the text of a leaflet that was distributed
by Daniel DeLeon Election Committee. It was distributed
in a mailing postmarked at Grand Rapids, MI on
20 January 1993

VOTE FOR LABOR DAY ON MAY DAY, SOCIALISM, AND DANIEL DELEON

May Day (May 1) is a socialist Labor Day that originated in Great Britain and spread throughout the world.

In Russia it has become a big totalitarian event that U.S. television portrays with goose-stepping soldiers and missiles.

In America very few people dare to celebrate on May Day anymore because the trade unions, in particular, such as the AFL-CIO, the UAW, and the Teamsters are anti-socialist.

The past leaders of those unions, described by Daniel DeLeon as "the labor lieutenants of the capitalist class", are responsible for Labor Day being a Federal holiday on the first Monday in September.

May Day in the so-called communist countries and Labor Day in America are NOT socialist holidays.

Neither is Law Day which was designated for May 1 by the American Bar Association. The nature of this day is very similiar to a bolshevik May Day.

Daniel DeLeon, 90 years ago, forewarned us about the possibility of a capitalist totalitarian society. Law Day indeed symbolizes that menace. And we feel that the time is near that a lawmaker will introduce legislation that will make May 1 an official Federal holiday.

We think that a traditional socialist May Day should be celebrated by having a picnic and a good time outdoors. It's a day that reminds us that the oppressive capitalist system is to be followed by Socialism, which is parallel to the idea that the harshness of winter is followed by spring and May 1.