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Did You Know …?

Posted on | March 9, 2015 | 44 Comments

“International Women’s Day” (IWD) is a Communist holiday. Despite my extensive knowledge of communist history, I didn’t know this until I saw a post on the Tumblr blog of Mehreen Kasana, a Pakistani-born radical feminist who lives in New York:

This time when you celebrate International Women’s Day, make it a point to remember that it started off as International Working Women’s Day until the bourgeoisie hijacked it and removed its class component to present a false and unified ‘sisterhood’ so that women were discouraged from participating in the struggle against upper class hegemony.

Thank you for the tip, Ms. Kasana! It’s amazing the things the bourgeoisie can learn by reading feminist Tumblr blogs. So I checked Wikipedia, and sure enough, it’s true: The first International Women’s Day was organized in 1909 by the Socialist Party of America, and this anti-capitalist holiday played a pivotal role in history:

In 1917 demonstrations marking International Women’s Day in Saint Petersburg on the last Sunday in February (which fell on March 8 on the Gregorian calendar) initiated the February Revolution. Women in Saint Petersburg went on strike that day for “Bread and Peace” — demanding the end of World War I, an end to Russian food shortages, and the end of czarism. [Bolshevik revolutionary] Leon Trotsky wrote, “23 February (8th March) was International Woman’s Day and meetings and actions were foreseen. But we did not imagine that this ‘Women’s Day’ would inaugurate the revolution. Revolutionary actions were foreseen but without date. But in morning, despite the orders to the contrary, textile workers left their work in several factories and sent delegates to ask for support of the strike … which led to mass strike … all went out into the streets.”
Following the October Revolution, the Bolshevik Alexandra Kollontai and Vladimir Lenin made it an official holiday in the Soviet Union … On May 8th, 1965 by the decree of the USSR Presidium of the Supreme Soviet International Women’s Day was declared a non-working day in the USSR “in commemoration of the outstanding merits of Soviet women in communistic construction, in the defense of their Fatherland during the Great Patriotic War, in their heroism and selflessness at the front and in the rear, and also marking the great contribution of women to strengthening friendship between peoples, and the struggle for peace. But still, women’s day must be celebrated as are other holidays.”
From its official adoption in Russia following the Soviet Revolution in 1917 the holiday was predominantly celebrated in communist and socialist countries.

You can read more of that history here (PDF).

America won the Cold War, but the deadly totalitarian ideology of the Soviet Union — the “Evil Empire” as Ronald Reagan famously called it — has been resurrected in the name of feminism.

Honestly, I knew nothing of this history Sunday when I noticed friends on Twitter mocking International Women’s Day.

As far as I knew then, International Women’s Day was just one of those silly occasions created by the United Nations and promoted by the tax-exempt non-profit feminist groups that feed at the trough where governments and gigantic foundations (Ford, Rockefeller, Gates, etc.) shovel out grants to crusading liberal do-gooder types in sensible shoes. Then I noticed radical feminist Laurie Penny pimping IWD.

That’s right: Laurie Penny’s book quoted Alexandra Kollontai, the Bolshevik commissar who helped make IWD a holiday in the Soviet Union! Let’s quote the commissar, eh?

“The communist economy does away with the family. In the period of the dictatorship of the proletariat . . . the family loses its significance as an economic unit. The external economic functions of the family disappear . . .
“Once the family has been stripped of its economic functions and its responsibilities towards the younger generation and is no longer central to the existence of the woman, it has ceased to be a family.”

Alexandra Kollontai, 1921

This, my friends, is the ideology celebrated on the communist holiday International Women’s Day. The more you know about feminism, the more you recognize its familiar totalitarian agenda.

Despite our “upper class hegemony,” my oppressed wife and I must still pay that bourgeois capitalist electricity bill. Please help your comrades in this struggle: Hit the freaking tip jar!



44 Responses to “Did You Know …?”

  1. CrustyB
    March 9th, 2015 @ 1:08 pm

    I didn’t even know it was International Women’s Day. No wonder I never got my sammich.

  2. Finrod Felagund
    March 9th, 2015 @ 1:12 pm

    Even if it wasn’t founded that way, it would have become that way anyways. Every organization not explicitly right-wing drifts left.

  3. Adobe_Walls
    March 9th, 2015 @ 1:14 pm

    That explains why daylight savings time was moved so ridiculously early in the year. That Patriarchy (blessed be it’s name) sure is devious. That’s exactly what’s required, imaginative new methods of oppression.

  4. M. Thompson
    March 9th, 2015 @ 1:38 pm

    I oppressed my fiancée by taking pictures for our upcoming wedding and having her buy lingere for the wedding on International Women’s Day.

    I mark it as a qualified success in oppression.

    Next year, I need better ways to oppress her.

  5. concern00
    March 9th, 2015 @ 1:45 pm

    The scary thing is, does anyone care? You may as well dig up first hand evidence that Satan himself is behind feminism (which he clearly is), and people would still pay no attention.

  6. Squid Hunt
    March 9th, 2015 @ 1:50 pm

    Pregnancy. Twins. Or triplets if you can manage.

  7. Squid Hunt
    March 9th, 2015 @ 1:51 pm

    Feminism is a good thing because I like to work and vote. Never mind that the socialist state is training my children to be rejects while I live my life for myself. Children are only there to carry on your legacy and become consumers anyway.

  8. stormykitteh
    March 9th, 2015 @ 1:53 pm


  9. concern00
    March 9th, 2015 @ 1:57 pm

    My wife is more empowered, independent and capable than most of these feminist, even when she is fetching me a sammich.

  10. robertstacymccain
    March 9th, 2015 @ 2:02 pm

    Here’s the thing that bothers me: Like anybody else, I’m just trying to work for a living and pay my bills and raise my children. And yet they won’t leave us alone. The Left’s constant war of aggression against “bourgeois … upper-class hegemony,” their implacable hostility to Christianity, the family and the other institutions of American society, means that we can never have a moment’s peace.

    Constantly, we find the Left dividing us, demanding that we choose sides and accusing us of hateful selfishness if we do not join their crusades to destroy American society.

    They yell “Civil rights!” And you are a RACIST if you don’t support whatever agenda the Left is pushing. They yell “Economic equality!” And you are a CAPITALIST OPPRESSOR who hates working people if you don’t support the Left’s agenda. “Gay rights!” You’re an ignorant prejudiced HOMOPHOBE. “Women’s rights!” You’re a MISOGYNIST who hates women.

    The Left’s agenda is always about accusing us — ordinary Americans just going about our daily lives — of hateful selfishness. Accuse! Accuse! Accuse!

    Once you start noticing this pattern, eventually you feel the need to ask these “progressive” activists a simple question: “Who are YOU to accuse ME?”

    What gives these people the moral authority to accuse honest law-abiding citizens of “oppressing” others? What acts of unselfish generosity have these “progressives” ever done, that would qualify them as such exemplary characters as to judge us?

    Who elected them the Official Arbiters of Social Justice?

    They have no credibility.

    Closely examine these “progressive” loudmouths and, over and over, what you find is either (a) they’re some born-rich snob who attended an elite private college your kids could never afford, (b) they’re employed by some government agency or tax-exempt organization so that it is their professional career to lecture us about our alleged moral inferiority, or (c) they’re some kind of lunatic pervert.

    Oh, I almost forgot (d) all of the above.

    Damn these people and damn their “progressive” agenda. They aren’t better than the rest of us and, in most cases, they’re just lazy arrogant narcisists who want to bask in public admiration for telling everybody how morally inferior we are to them.

    Damn them. Damn them all to hell.

  11. M. Thompson
    March 9th, 2015 @ 2:06 pm

    It’s easiest to oppress her when she wants it.

  12. jakee308
    March 9th, 2015 @ 2:33 pm

    So. The Russian Revolution started because Women couldn’t make the men (and the children) any sammiches?

    Do I have that correct?

  13. jakee308
    March 9th, 2015 @ 2:34 pm

    Satan’s best trick has always been the ability to make people not believe in evil.

  14. robertstacymccain
    March 9th, 2015 @ 2:41 pm

    Because the czarists and the bourgeoisie would not hit the freaking tip jar!

  15. Adobe_Walls
    March 9th, 2015 @ 2:52 pm

    The key is getting her to want to be oppressed without having to bribe her.

  16. Adobe_Walls
    March 9th, 2015 @ 2:57 pm

    Those people don’t believe in Satan. If feminists believed in Satan they wouldn’t be feminists. Hell if most Satanists believed in Satan they wouldn’t be Satanists.

  17. Adobe_Walls
    March 9th, 2015 @ 3:01 pm

    Now that’s freedom.

  18. Adobe_Walls
    March 9th, 2015 @ 3:13 pm

    ”Accuse! Accuse! Accuse!”
    I believe in the late 18th century most of those people got the guillotine. As near as I can tell a sensible policy then and now.

  19. Finrod Felagund
    March 9th, 2015 @ 3:15 pm

    The one biggest difference between people on Team Blue vs those of us on Team Red:

    Team Blue leftists have to drag their politics into everything.

    We, on the other hand, have all kinds of different interests in various fields that don’t have anything at all to do with politics, and we like it that way.

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  21. DeadMessenger
    March 9th, 2015 @ 3:36 pm

    Wish I could give this comment 1,000,000 upvotes.

  22. DeadMessenger
    March 9th, 2015 @ 3:44 pm

    Fine, I hit the freaking tip jar, comrade!

  23. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    March 9th, 2015 @ 4:31 pm

    Why don’t these Internationally-minded feminist say something about ISIS/Daesh and Islam’s treatement of women in general?

    The intverted ISIS Flag with Miss Piggy Seals

  24. jakee308
    March 9th, 2015 @ 4:54 pm

    You’re being silly. Of course people who worship Satan believe in Satan.

    They’re just wrong about what exactly Satan and Evil is.

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  26. Adobe_Walls
    March 9th, 2015 @ 5:32 pm

    I disagree. In the first place most of them think it’s avant-garde or think of Satan worship as some sort of new-age spiritualism. To truly believe is Satan and follow him is to bet on the loosing horse in a power struggle. For there to be Satan there must be God. Accepting that and choosing to follow the proven looser is what’s silly.

  27. Lee Also
    March 9th, 2015 @ 5:54 pm

    Ooh! I know that one! Keyser Soze!

  28. Fail Burton
    March 9th, 2015 @ 6:05 pm

    That’s the day the clock strikes 13 to save daylight time to be stored and eventually used to tear down capitalist paper tigers and their heterosexual patriarchal overlord pig-dogs.

  29. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    March 9th, 2015 @ 6:09 pm

    Satan’s second best trick is making people believe women are paid 77% of what men are paid in America.

  30. Fail Burton
    March 9th, 2015 @ 6:13 pm

    Put on yer red jammies everybody. Penny Red says nitey-nite cuz women like her have done so much in history. They’ve churned butter, darned socks and laid up the Crusaders with the clap.

  31. Zeb Quinn
    March 9th, 2015 @ 6:28 pm

    I suspect many of them are atheists at heart, and they think there’s no harm.

  32. Dianna Deeley
    March 9th, 2015 @ 6:32 pm

    Excellent article, Stacy.

  33. Zeb Quinn
    March 9th, 2015 @ 6:37 pm

    “Who are YOU to accuse ME?”

    You of course have already answered this. The accuse, accuse, accuse thing is pure Marxism in action, where the proletariat rises up and overthrows the bourgeois. This is the way they do their overthrowing. And they see the chaos they create in all our institutions over all the issues you list as part and parcel of that “workers revolution.”

  34. Squid Hunt
    March 9th, 2015 @ 7:03 pm

    That’s just your patriarchal brainwashing, you cretin.

  35. Quartermaster
    March 9th, 2015 @ 7:42 pm

    Stalin, Yezhov and Yagoda. They’re all believers now. Too bad it’s too late. Eternally.

  36. Quartermaster
    March 9th, 2015 @ 7:46 pm

    That’s part of the con job you run to get her to marry you in the first place.

  37. Quartermaster
    March 9th, 2015 @ 7:46 pm

    Even many that are explicitly right-wing drift left.

  38. robertstacymccain
    March 9th, 2015 @ 8:06 pm

    Your support for the revolutionary insurgency will not be forgotten, comrade!

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  40. Daniel Freeman
    March 9th, 2015 @ 11:08 pm

    Why yes, I did know that IWD was originally a socialist commemoration, often called IWWD, and that it was co-opted by the well-to-do for their cultural marxism. However, I think I’ve only known that for a year, and I didn’t know its importance in Soviet history. Thanks! 😀

  41. Fail Burton
    March 9th, 2015 @ 11:53 pm

    “Heterosexuality is slavery” – Andrea Dunkindonuts.

  42. M. Thompson
    March 10th, 2015 @ 1:13 am

    Then she’s VERY happy in slavery.

  43. The original Mr. X
    March 10th, 2015 @ 9:37 am

    His third being making people believe that 25% of women are raped at university.

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