Why Do They Celebrate May Day?

Why Do They Celebrate May Day?
by JBS President Emeritus John F. McManus

Each year on the first day of May, crowds gather for marches and rallies, and many such gatherings turn violent. In 2016, for instance, organized demonstrators took to the streets of Paris, London, Cairo, Istanbul, Moscow, Manila, and numerous other world cities. In the United States, May Day rallies occurred in Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, Oakland, New York, Miami, Cleveland, and elsewhere. This year, however, violence took a holiday.

Around 1,000 people marched in Minneapolis for International Workers’ Day, calling for a higher minimum wage and immigration reform (May 1, 2015), (Flickr photo by Fibonacci Bluesome rights reserved).

The thousands who gathered aired their protests about working conditions, police practices, immigration, racism, capitalism, and whatever had the potential to attract the largest number of chanters, flag wavers, and marchers. Left wingers always dominate these events.

No one disputes the fact that demonstrators have a right to gather peacefully. But police are customarily alerted about the possibility that a crowd will become a mob, and the mob will start burning, looting, even killing – all of which has happened during past May Days.

But a question remains: Why May 1st? And the answer, known by only a few and hardly ever acknowledged, is that a man named Adam Weishaupt launched a conspiracy against civilization in Bavaria on May 1, 1776. Calling his undertaking the Illuminati, Weishaupt and his followers took control of the Grand Lodge of Masonry in 1783, spawned the French Revolution in 1789, and built followings throughout the Western world under such names as Young Italy, Young Germany, and Young America, with similar groups in numerous other countries.

From the Illuminati sprang Italy’s Carbonari and then the Communism and Socialism of Marx and Engels. It was in the 1880s that Marxist Socialists settled on May 1st as their international holiday. But, as noted above, hardly any of the communists, socialists, and other leftists who participate in May Day celebrations know why that date was chosen.

Skeptics and scoffers contend that there is no such conspiracy and no link to Weishaupt and May 1, 1776 for any May Day celebration or anything else. They will also deny that the Illuminati had anything to do with creation of the Great Seal of the United States. Yet what appears on the backside of the U.S. one dollar bill is Illuminati symbolism. The pyramid denotes ascending levels of power and influence erected by Weishaupt with the all-seeing eye representing his power over all. The Roman numbers in the bottom layer of the pyramid add up to 1776, not to indicate the July 4th breakaway from Great Britain but to memorialize Weishaupt’s creation on May 1st of his godless New World Order.

Soon after our nation began in 1776, the Continental Congress formed a committee and tasked it to create a seal for the United States. Secretary of Congress Charles Thompson answered the call from his soon-to-be abolished post. Whether it was he who chose Illuminati symbols and its “Novus Ordo Seclorum” (New Order of the Ages or New World Order) slogan isn’t known. But there is no doubt that Weishaupt’s diabolical influence existed within our infant nation even in its early years.

The Great Seal of the U.S. first appeared on the dollar bill in 1935. Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau is credited with its placement but Secretary of Agriculture Henry Wallace is known to have influenced his colleague. After he did as suggested, Morgenthau was openly labeled a participant in occult activity.

Whether the Illuminati still exists under that name is debatable. But there surely is a conspiracy committed to building a New World Order. And one outer level of its conspiratorial structure gets people to celebrate May Day every year.

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McManus_2Mr. McManus served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the late 1950s and joined the staff of The John Birch Society in August 1966. He has served various roles for the organization including Field Coordinator, Director of Public Affairs, and President. Mr. McManus has appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs and is also author of a number of educational DVDs and books. Now President Emeritus, he continues his involvement with the Society through public speaking and writing for this blog, the JBS Bulletin, and The New American.

One Comment on “Why Do They Celebrate May Day?”

  1. Douglas Logan says:

    John, a very astute and timely written article that all patriotic Americans should take note of and combat The best way to learn about this and many other things that are relevant to us and America is to join the John Birch Society. Its the finest group of patriotic Americans I can recommend. My wife and I’ve been proud members for over fifty years.


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