Today, in NZ, is Labour Day. It is a public holiday — celebrating the limitation of work to a reasonable and sustainable number of hours a day. Something, now, more honoured in the breach of the spirit of this law than in its observance.
The stores and shops will be open today. There will be sales on. Commerce will continue. And the families of the workers will shoulder the issues of caring for children while the woke celebrate the first Antipodean triumph of the union movement.
When it was for the working man, and not the progressive, converged, globalist cause.
This dissonance between the stated ideology and the practive of it is was known to the Ancients. Hannah predates king David: she is the mother of Samuel. This is an ancient description of justice.
2 And Hannah prayed and said,
“My heart exults in the Lord;
my strength is exalted in the Lord.
My mouth derides my enemies,
because I rejoice in your salvation.
2 “There is none holy like the Lord;
there is none besides you;
there is no rock like our God.
3 Talk no more so very proudly,
let not arrogance come from your mouth;
for the Lord is a God of knowledge,
and by him actions are weighed.
4 The bows of the mighty are broken,
but the feeble bind on strength.
5 Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread,
but those who were hungry have ceased to hunger.
The barren has borne seven,
but she who has many children is forlorn.
6 The Lord kills and brings to life;
he brings down to Sheol and raises up.
7 The Lord makes poor and makes rich;
he brings low and he exalts.
8 He raises up the poor from the dust;
he lifts the needy from the ash heap
to make them sit with princes
and inherit a seat of honour.
For the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s,
and on them he has set the world.
9 “He will guard the feet of his faithful ones,
but the wicked shall be cut off in darkness,
for not by might shall a man prevail.
10 The adversaries of the Lord shall be broken to pieces;
against them he will thunder in heaven.
The Lord will judge the ends of the earth;
he will give strength to his king
and exalt the power of his anointed.”