NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 1, 2012, as Loyalty Day. This Loyalty Day, I call upon all the people of the United States to join in support of this national observance, whether by displaying the flag of the United States or pledging allegiance to the Republic for which it stands.

Our piece of shit President is trying to hijack May Day into something as fucked up (not just “fucked up sounding”, but straight fucked) as “Loyalty Day”

FOUR MORE YEARS, AND FOUR MORE AFTER THAT, I PLEDGE MY UNDYING FEALTY TO OUR FEUDAL LORDS and etc. 

addendum: Yes, I know loyalty day has been around for some time now. that wasn’t my point. Though, why complain? Obama just doin as Heads of State do, right? (i.e. THE PROBLEM IS BIGGER THAN HIM)

Today “there was definitely an upswing in law enforcement activity that seemed to fit the pattern of targeting what police might view as political residences,” said Gideon Oliver, the president of the New York Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, which offers legal to support to Occupy Wall Street. “They were asking what are your May Day plans, do you know who the leaders are—these are classic political surveillance questions.”

NYPD Raids Activists’ Homes Before May Day Protests


America’s got this funny style of Fascism going on where so many of the actors (NYPD, FBI) are positively pathetic (in what they choose to focus on, in how they’re unable to see how obviously ridiculous and fucked up they are being), while the underlying ideas and principles (and the slow but certainly steady volume increase on these ideas) are really fucking frightening.