As Obama is ‘spiking the football’ to remind us of his decision to take out bin Laden on this day last year (much has been written in response, so I will limit my observation of that pathetic attempt to connect with the operators who actually took the real risk, and their feelings on the matter), he also had time to sign a presidential proclamation out of the blue, to the effect that henceforth May 1st will be an American holiday to be called Loyalty Day. There is no further explanation except to acknowledge a “spirit of loyalty and the sacrifices that so many have made for our Nation”. People are encouraged to recite the pledge of allegiance and fly the flag. That’s it – no further information. So now we have reason to have festivities on the first day of May, and all this while the rest of the world understands that same day to be International Workers Day, initially a favorite of the labor movement and other Leftist groups, and quickly adopted as a communist commemoration. No attempt at conflation there, right?