I ain't defriending you, sucka

Date: 2009-05-01 01:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mojodragonfly.livejournal.com
If only people in the United States were taught in school everything they owe to the unions and workers. If only we were better taught the struggles, often at gun point, that won the shoulders we stand on today.

BUT I'M BEING SO ORNERY!!

Date: 2009-05-01 01:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sealwhiskers.livejournal.com
aaw, you're such an old commie Darren!

Don't you know unions are EVIL, they will suppress all OPTIONS and create forced equality!

ORNERY PEOPLE ARE THE BEST PEOPLE!!

Date: 2009-05-01 01:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mojodragonfly.livejournal.com
I'm not really a communist, because I don't know a whole lot about it. But I believe in the comon good, public works, and fair wages. Yet, I do believe in freedom from gov't control as well. I'm awash in contradictions, seemingly. It all works out. I'm against slavery, but I understand business is how we get things done. You just can't use the workers as the fuel for your industry.

If there is one positive hope I have for the current swin flu epidemic, since its been traced to a corporate hog farm in Mexico, is more environmental laws regulating businesses who moved to Mexico.


oo. I could work up a nice good rant.

THIS DAY IS FOR RANTING!

Date: 2009-05-01 01:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sealwhiskers.livejournal.com
I know what you are, and it rhymes with DOVE!
Don't change.

Tack så mycket!

Date: 2009-05-01 02:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vikinggreeneyes.livejournal.com
Fröken i skolan var min första förälskelse.

Re: Tack så mycket!

Date: 2009-05-01 02:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sealwhiskers.livejournal.com
Hej där! är du också svensk och bor i USA?

Re: Tack så mycket!

Date: 2009-05-01 03:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vikinggreeneyes.livejournal.com
Jag har alltid sett up till min far, världens snällaste pappa.

(USA)Titta efter.

Re: Tack så mycket!

Date: 2009-05-01 03:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sealwhiskers.livejournal.com
Aha, då förstår jag!

Date: 2009-05-01 03:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] freelark.livejournal.com
I love that song! Happy May Day, fellow worker!

Date: 2009-05-01 03:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sealwhiskers.livejournal.com
YES! (although I'm hardly a worker anymore, although I have been, I certainly have been...)

Date: 2009-05-01 08:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] berchshill.livejournal.com
I believe that immigrants and those without steady employment are the new proletarians (that need to unite and TAKE OVER - or, wait... was that the shoplifters of the world?) We are all just here to be screwed over and used at whim and DESPITE our educations a lot of people still don't believe in unions and solidarity.

Date: 2009-05-01 08:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sealwhiskers.livejournal.com
I agree with your definition (with the addition that some kind of weird academic proletariat is starting to mutate from weird societal structures). Still..in my head "worker" sort of still means "work with my hands", or in a physically taxing job (which I have done, particularly during my college years when I worked long nights). Today I'm a softie in comparison!
Also: as a white immigrant fluent in English, lightning will strike me in the head before I complain about my immigrant status, haha...

Date: 2009-05-01 05:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] birds-hum.livejournal.com
i am ashamed to admit that besides thinking this might be the Swedish National Anthem, i am completely unsure as to why you posted this.

please esplain.

1st of May baby!

Date: 2009-05-01 06:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sealwhiskers.livejournal.com
It's The Internationale, sung in Swedish.
Edited Date: 2009-05-01 06:07 pm (UTC)

Re: 1st of May baby!

Date: 2009-05-01 06:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] birds-hum.livejournal.com
ahhhh. yes, i was totally spacing until i saw your poem from yesterday and the uppsala reference. :) i'm not really familiar w/ this but i at least knew of it. now i will go wiki-educate myself more. :)

Re: 1st of May baby!

Date: 2009-05-01 06:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sealwhiskers.livejournal.com
Heh, I doubt this song was ever widely sung even among the most die hard lefties in the US (but I might be wrong..), Mayday however used to be the day of the workers in the US decades ago..before minimum wage became perfectly okay with everyone.

Re: 1st of May baby!

Date: 2009-05-01 06:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sealwhiskers.livejournal.com
haha, yeah, that was yesterday's post!

Re: 1st of May baby!

Date: 2009-05-01 06:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] birds-hum.livejournal.com
OHHHH. Ok. Phew. Thank you.

Re: 1st of May baby!

Date: 2009-05-01 06:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sealwhiskers.livejournal.com
Hey, it's fine if you are! Yesterday: nostalgic/homesick/pagan poem, today: RISE WORKERS OF THE WORLD!

(so, maybe it isn't you being high, maybe it's me being schizo..)

Re: 1st of May baby!

Date: 2009-05-01 06:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] birds-hum.livejournal.com
no no. it's also me being an ethnocentric U.S.-ian.

i'm really not high. i mean, maybe on chocolate chips. but that's about it.

Re: 1st of May baby!

Date: 2009-05-01 06:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sealwhiskers.livejournal.com
Thanks for reminding me that chocolate gives a nice high, I'm gonna go raid the pantry now, I think I have a bit of dark Dove there...

Date: 2009-05-01 05:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gyzki.livejournal.com
Surely that should read "International de-friend me day"? You know, for the pun, the play on words?

Date: 2009-05-01 06:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sealwhiskers.livejournal.com
Maybe I confused it with the swine flu? ;)
..or maybe I just wanted to see who would take the pun/bait!

Date: 2009-05-01 07:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wolfchilde.livejournal.com
The socialist in me is so happy you posted this. The linguist in me said oooh yay Svenska! The part of me that adores you got to grow a little!

Date: 2009-05-01 08:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sealwhiskers.livejournal.com
And the most amazing thing: NO ONE HAS DEFRIENDED ME YET!

(but homeland security may come after me still..)

Date: 2009-05-01 08:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sealwhiskers.livejournal.com
STOP WITH THE SCARING, I'M JUMPY ENOUGH AS IT IS!!

Date: 2009-05-02 10:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wolfchilde.livejournal.com
Well we can always run away to Sweden together! I am a pinko commie faggot after all!

Date: 2009-05-04 01:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alecto23.livejournal.com
Takes more than that, Red! :)

Date: 2009-05-04 03:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sealwhiskers.livejournal.com
Well, I know you wouldn't be insulted, rather the opposite!

Date: 2009-06-02 05:14 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I'm not really de-freinding you just closing the chapter on a very difficult time of my life. Plus, as I venture forth into the public eye I don't want my difficult past on display so I buried it.

I am always available to you at : poetdan77@gmail.com.

You're a sweetheart and I'm still around. I still maintain the journal "poesgrave" and I'd love to see you there....

Poetdan
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