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Google Wants You To Have a Very Revolutionary Easter

How many people who recognize Cesar Chavez's name know he was a Marxist?

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Dave Swindle

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March 31, 2013 - 1:00 pm

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David Swindle is the associate editor of PJ Media. He writes and edits articles and blog posts on politics, news, culture, religion, and entertainment. He edits the PJ Lifestyle section and the PJ columnists. Contact him at DaveSwindlePJM @ Gmail.com and follow him on Twitter @DaveSwindle. He has worked full-time as a writer, editor, blogger, and New Media troublemaker since 2009, at PJ Media since 2011. He graduated with a degree in English (creative writing emphasis) and political science from Ball State University in 2006. Previously he's also worked as a freelance writer for The Indianapolis Star and the film critic for WTHR.com. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their Siberian Husky puppy Maura.

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Ironically, Chavez believed illegal aliens should be deported.
1 year ago
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Re:
"How many people who recognize Cesar Chavez's name know he was a Marxist?"
Too few. Very, very few.

Chavez was [is] a latter day Diego Rivera......[who?].....all of this ignorance is directly attributable to our modern day Orwellian [there's that word again...it's now so appropriate in so many contexts that it's legitimate that it pops up so frequently] truncated attention spans brought on by texting, tweeting and emailing instant quips about nothing in particular.

Computers with all of their marvelous speed and infuriating quirkiness have all but erased our sense of History and taken away our ability to......get ready for this shocking, shocking, archaic word...."contemplate."

O.K. I'm politically incorrect, and I discriminate against Marxists. [..what are they, again?]

Sue me.
1 year ago
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One other thing: are Google's employees unionized? If not, maybe they should be.
1 year ago
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Is anyone surprised Google would celebrate Cesar Chavez rather than Easter? Anyone?
1 year ago
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There's a subtle, sweet bit of irony to Bing's Easter-themed background. The eggs are Ukranian pysanky eggs. Though they likely originally had pagan origins, the early church adopted them as a symbol of Christ's tomb. Slavic Catholics traditionally took them, along with other Easter foods, to their churches to be blessed on the Saturday before Easter and then exchanged them with friends and family.

The Marxists in the Soviet Union banned the pysankay eggs in the Ukraine when they were in power, deeming them too religious. They destroyed private and museum collections and the art almost completely disappeared during that period.

I have a gorgeous one sitting on my mantle made by some amazing artisans in Cleveland's Slavic Village. For those Catholic folks it's an important part of their religious tradition; it has nothing to do with the Easter Bunny.

Bing FTW.
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