There are two classes, whoever is not on one side is on the other.
There are two classes; the point is not only which class you belong to, but on which side are you? The point is for which class do you serve?
There are two classes.
There is the class of those who have nothing but their labour to live, who have to sell their labour to sustain their lives, who will starve when they do not work…
And there is the class of those who own their very existence to the labour of the others, who get richer as they seize upon the labour of the others, who shape their fate as they exploit the labour of the others…
There are two classes. This is the “ordinary” truth of this social order.
Does the situation change in “extraordinary” times?
Do we form a unity immediately when the country is in a war or when a pandemic hits all the world? Can we say that these two classes cooperate and share the same fate in such extraordinary situations as wars or pandemics?
Ask this question to the soldiers who are sent to the frontlines in wars! Is any single one of them coming from the exploiting class?
Ask this question to the workers who are forced to sit on the sewing machines one-half meter away from each other during the days of pandemic! As they are sitting and working very close to each other at non-ventilated and low-ceilinged workplaces or as they are sharing the same air in small houses with their family members who are working at different workplaces and factories…
Ask them where their bosses are.
There are two classes.
And, there is May 1.
May 1 is not the day of labour and working.
May 1 is the day of the workers, those who starve when they do not work, who own their whole assets to their labour.
The truth does not change even though the exploiters, the bosses attempt to be part of May 1 Workers’ Day as they just seize upon everything and sit on the whole wealth, even though they shamelessly publish celebration messages on the Workers’ Day for the workers who they exploit all the day.
May 1 is the Day of the Workers, who have nothing but their labour, the Day of unity, struggle and solidarity.
Why we celebrate such a day is clear: We know that one day the workers who struggle and act in unity and solidarity will put an end to exploitation.
We will get rid of the parasites.
We will put an end to exploitation.
We will establish a world where the people who have nothing but their labour will share all the wealth they create together.
We will put an end to the rule of those who post their own photos while enjoying their seaside mansions to the faces of those who cannot “stay home” because they have to work to avoid starvation even during the days of the pandemic.
This is why May 1 is our day.
Long live May 1!
Long live our future bright days as we will put an end to the exploitation, and establish an enlightened country and a world without borders.