05 September 2011

Happy (American) Labour Day!

Naturally, I realise that the history of labour in the United States (and in Britain) is nowhere close to being as happy or nostalgic as Saxon’s ‘The Ballad of the Working Man’ makes it out to be; still, it’s a great rock tune and a great expression of solidarity with the working classes, whose way of life nearly has disappeared.

Happy Labour Day, everyone. Tonight I’ll be hoisting my tankard to remember the past, and to hope for the future in these dark times.

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