Pedro Ignacio Errico escribió:
...tengo entendido que este lunes no es feriado en los Estados
Unidos. ¿Es feriado en Inglaterra? En Argentina sí lo es.
In England we have been affected by rapid cultural evolution in
The 1st of May has been a focus of celebration since time immemorial.
Dancing round the Maypole and general gaiety, fun and frivolity have
characterised events on this day especially among rural communities.
England was once more noted for its picturesque villages and friendly
towns rather than the over-populated and impersonal cities of
colossal dimensions that we encounter today.
It was once usual for every village to crown its "May Queen" at a
festival attended by everyone. The lightness and fair weather of mid-
spring naturally became a cause for rejoicing.
In modern times - secularisation in society has led to days of
leisure being called simply BANK HOLIDAYS. So the weekend just gone
was THE SPRING BANK HOLIDAY and included the MAY DAY festival.
The re-vamp of MAY DAY has been welcomed as sufficiently
neutral/inclusive since it combines the Communist "Workers' Day", an
appropriate Bank Holiday Monday and the liturgical feast of St.
Joseph the Worker and thus "kills three birds" with "one stone", as
A pervasive politically correct mania for multiculturality, it is
claimed, has eroded the traditional English identity so much so that
a reaction is expected in next Thursday's local elections in favour
of THE NATIONAL FRONT - a neo-fascist party - which claims to be the
only one capable of standing up for the BRITISH way of life that we
have known and loved!
What has really become lost (across huge swathes of our society) is
that authentic sense of NATIONAL CONSENSUS based on PERSONAL
RESPONSIBILITY which has been largely cast away by an hysterical and
misinforming media which, in abuse of its freedom, has reduced a once
proud and cerebral population to hysterical robots programmed to
I can't believe I just said that! Still, someone had to say it -
sentiments worthy of the Readers Digest!