The first principle. The state - protects the interests of workers in front of their employers.
The second principle. The state is a social institution created to defend the interests, first of all, of the majority of the people inhabiting it, that is, it is in fact also about the working people.
Once again, for these principles, blood has been paid to a single generation of our ancestors not only in Russia, but also in other countries, and long before the appearance of the CPSU and the USSR. This year marks the 160 years since its first gigs in Australia. In fact, this holiday is the property and outcome of the development of all mankind and today it is celebrated in more than 100 countries around the world!
In addition, May Day, paired with May 9, has a powerful unifying meaning for the Russian political system. May Day and Victory Day unite all political movements and social movements. Moreover, unlike May 9, May Day has its own platform for unification.
In fact, today's silence of May Day and its principles is one of the results of the crisis of the official state ideology in Russia.
Today they talk a lot about the uselessness of this holiday, that it is a relic of communism. But the liberal media "forget" to say that with the departure from communist ideas, the problems of massive violations of workers' rights are not something that did not disappear, but, on the contrary, intensified. The straight line with Vladimir Putin that passed 14 on April 2016 of the year clearly showed that in Russia today, in the 21 century, people in enterprises are used as slaves for months without paying them a salary. And only the information sounded live before the country's president reaches the addressee. That is, there is no sustainable system for protecting the rights of workers and social guarantees for the overwhelming majority of Russian citizens in the country, as there is no May Day with the ideas originally laid out on the holiday.
Imagine that we abandoned the holiday and its meaning-making ideas at all. This means that we also abandoned the idea of social principles of building a state and society. As you know, a holy place is never empty. But the fact that we are actively shoved as a substitute cannot precisely suit us, nor, especially, please us. Market relations based on the principles of the wild jungle - “If you do not devour you, you will be devoured” - definitely cannot contribute to the strengthening of the country and the development of the welfare state.
Today, the attack on May Day goes on several fronts:
1) Attempting to turn it into a “just” day of trade unions. On the face of reformatting the nationwide civilization idea in a narrow professional holiday, followed by a final rejection of it.
2) “Usurpation” of the holiday of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, which is actually being promoted in the past, which causes an objective negative for a significant number of citizens not only to the Communist Party itself, but also directly to May Day.
3) Liberal propaganda, presenting May Day as a holiday for “scoops and padded jackets” and silencing the achievements of these very “scoops” in protecting the rights of workers and building a welfare state.
May Day is not just a necessary, but an urgently needed holiday for us. In today's Russia, it should be the day when our country as a state reports to its own people, what and how it has done for it over the past year and what plans it sets for improving the life and well-being of its citizens.
That is, May Day is a symbol of state service to the people.
While on May 9, the people and the army, led by the Commander-in-Chief, declare that they are ready to defend their country and state with their own lives and demonstrate military might, instilling that our Great Fatherland is under reliable protection.
That is, Victory Day is a symbol of serving the people to the Motherland, Fatherland, and the state.
May Day holidays and May 9 are inextricably linked, as twins they complement and are impossible without each other. These great dates are the guarantor of the state’s fulfillment of its basic functions - protecting the people and ensuring the observance of the social principles of justice and the people’s responsibility for the well-being of their homeland.