Thanks to the wonders of social media, and Google's obscurity-honoring logo that sporadically imposes itself, the world was told that, on March 8th, we were expected to recognize something called "International Women's Day."
What is "International Women's Day?" you might ask. With the imagery of socialist fists in its honor, distributed by unsuspecting social media participants, you might worry that this unknown holiday is a sly communist plot insidiously designed to lure working women and young mothers into striking and demonstrating against capitalism.
As it turns out--yes--that is exactly what it is.
Alexandra Kollontai--the same Soviet Ambassador to Norway who wrote that the family is "worse than useless," and that children are the "common possession of all the workers"--chronicled a little history about "International Women's Day," back in 1920.
According to Kollontai, Women's Day got its start among American communists in 1909. From there, the notion became an international sensation after Marxist Germans adopted it in 1913. But the Women's Day really took off when revolutionaries in Russia used it to launch communism in 1917. The precise date of note, the one that started the Russian revolution, was a day in which demonstrating/striking women marched in the streets demanding "bread for our children." That date was March 8, 1917--one hundred years ago. It became somewhat of a jolly holiday for socialists everywhere.
The United Nations eventually adopted it as its own in 1975. Some peoples celebrated it without a socialist connotation, but those in the know were willing to maintain the useful ruse.
Once the "International Women's Day was transferred to the 8th of March," explained Kollontai, "this day has remained the working women's day of militancy" across the globe.
Yes, militancy. Doesn't sound as innocuous or well-meaning as a social-media sharer might think. (Communists long ago mastered the Newspeak of Orwell. Of course they would invent something called "Women's Day" to spark militancy.)
With the usual Marxist gush, Kollontai continued, "The 1917 Working Women’s Day has become memorable in history. On this day the Russian women raised the torch of proletarian revolution and set the world on fire. The [Russian] revolution marks its beginning from this day."
Why was March 8th so important? Not for any particular reason, except that it gave communists an arbitrary date, from then on, to organize women for "their day." This was a strategy used to great effect, to gently ease communism into the public mind.
"Women’s Day in America and Europe had amazing results," wrote Kollontai. Even though laws did not immediately absorb communism in every place, "Women’s Day did achieve something. It turned out above all to be an excellent method of agitation among the less political of our proletarian sisters. They could not help but turn their attention to the meetings, demonstrations, posters, pamphlets and newspapers that were devoted to Women’s Day. Even the politically backward working woman thought to herself: 'This is our day, the festival for working women,' and she hurried to the meetings and demonstrations. After each Working Women’s Day, more women joined the socialist parties and the trade unions grew."
This one-hundred-year-old covert operation has seen a revival of sorts--or an attempt at one--by the gatekeepers of internet consciousness. Bad ideas die hard, even after their bloody repudiation in a freshly-documented century. Our new utopians, undeterred by the lessons of Marxist madness, deign to dream with Comrade Kollontai:
"Working women and peasant women can only rid themselves [of caring for the family and housework] and achieve equality in life itself, and not just in law, if they put all their energies into making [their country] a truly communist society."
We all know how that turns out. Death. Destruction. Slavery. Misery.
Yet, here we are in 2017, and the latest fad is crusty, old Kollontai's tune: "The day of working women’s militancy helps increase the consciousness and organization of proletarian [communist] women. . . . This day was to be a day of international solidarity in the fight for common objectives and a day for reviewing the organized strength of working women under the banner of socialism."
The antidote? Reject any hint of Marxist drivel, drink not a drop of its mind-numbing propaganda, and conform to God's truth and light.
Then, turn March 8th--and every day--into "Love Your Neighbor As Yourself Day."