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  • Creators Day

    Posted by Chicago Boyz Archive on September 1st, 2012 (All posts by )

    We should have an annual Creators Day as a national holiday. We have a “Labor Day” to celebrate workers paid salaries and wages. That is fine, and there are historical reasons for it. But it is not enough. We also need a national day celebrating the people who make those jobs possible and bring them into existence in the first place. Otherwise the day appears to be a glorification of “workers” in opposition to a faceless someone or something that signs the paychecks, some unnamed “other” that is not “the people” but nameless bag of money. That is morally and factually wrong and needs to be rectified. It is long past time to celebrate the people who necessarily come first in the economic process, the people who create the jobs, the people who sign the paychecks, the people who risk their effort and time and capital, the people whose ideas and drive and commitment make the paychecks possible. Without risk-takes, innovators, creators, adventurers, entrepreneurs — no jobs, no wages, no salaries, no employees, no workers, no labor, no nothin’.

    Americans need to celebrate these unsung people, our fellow citizens and neighbors, with an annual, national holiday recognizing the fundamental importance and greatness of their contribution to our national life.

    This is an idea whose time has come.

     

    26 Responses to “Creators Day”

    1. Jonathan Says:

      Great idea.

    2. The Sanity Inspector Says:

      They get a day off already. It’s called Labor Day. If you look around the grocery stores, the malls, the convenience stores, etc. on Labor Day, you’ll see that the only people working are the labor force. Everyone else gets the day off.

    3. John Burgess Says:

      Change the name to “Maker’s Day” and I’m on board. “Creators Day” has too many unwanted overtones.

    4. elfsta Says:

      Like

    5. Marvel Says:

      Creators Day? Great idea. In fact, let’s celebrate it every week.

    6. DEK Says:

      Nice thought, but impractical, as the people being celebrated don’t like to take days off.

      But if we must, how about a Tax Holiday. You should give someone something he will really use.

    7. JC Says:

      You may need to work on the name. It’ll get turned into a celebration of artists of all sorts, whether they are job-creators also or not.

    8. Chester White Says:

      “Without risk-takes, innovators, creators, adventurers, entrepreneurs — no jobs, no wages, no salaries, no employees, no workers, no labor, no nothin’.”

      Yeah, not to mention no tax revenue for politicians to buy votes with.

    9. Steve Stearns Says:

      Creators Day will be observed on November 6 this year.

    10. Roger Zimmerman Says:

      How about: “Producers Day”.

    11. Joseph Hertzlinger Says:

      I thought the opposite of Labor Day would be Idle Day.

    12. S Lavo Says:

      That’s racist.

    13. Craig Ostfeld Says:

      I think Steve Stearns beat me to it. My suggestion is that the first Tuesday in November in even numbered years should be Creators Day.

    14. Lee Reynolds Says:

      Sounds like a great idea.

      While we are at it, how about we change Labor Day to Losers Day.

      I’m serious. A holiday that purports to celebrate the efforts of those who took the easy way out and became toilers in exchange for an hourly wage shouldn’t be kissing their ass. It should be holding them up as an example of what not to be.

    15. NDC Says:

      Heh. We already have a day… It’s called “Independence Day”.

    16. dustydog Says:

      America already celebrates Maker’s Day. It is April 15.

    17. Chris Says:

      ” America already celebrates Maker’s Day. It is April 15. ”

      LOL…Now THAT’S creative…!

    18. Spring Heeled Jack Says:

      “I’m serious. A holiday that purports to celebrate the efforts of those who took the easy way out and became toilers in exchange for an hourly wage shouldn’t be kissing their ass. It should be holding them up as an example of what not to be.”

      “Work is Sloth.” How Orwellian.

    19. CptNerd Says:

      It’s far easier to be an employee than an employer.

    20. atheist Says:

      Creators Day

      Libertarianism truly is a religion.

    21. atheist Says:

      Also, this holiday you’re pushing for already exists.

      Boss’s Day

    22. Halloween Jack Says:

      I’m just going to leave this here for Lee Reynolds:

      http://angryflower.com/atlass.gif

    23. firefirefire Says:

      How about “Founders Day” (?)
      The founding fathers were all or mostly businessmen who put their lives and fortunes on the line for Liberty.
      For us.

    24. submandave Says:

      This will never happen, as those who create/make/found generally derive their sense of self-worth from their own accomplishments rather than political pandering. They aren’t easily manipulated for power gains, therefore they have no cache for such among those in power.

      Just as mass and energy are convertible forms of the same, in politics the mechanisms are power and money. There are those who sell their political power for money (i.e. I’ll vote for whoever brings home the bacon), and those who use their money to secure political power. Those of us without enough money for the latter and too much integrity for the former are generally SOL.

    25. Barry Says:

      http://alicublog.blogspot.com/2012_09_01_archive.html#1713819582001550024

    26. Lexington Green Says:

      Barrry’s lInk says he wants to see all Republicans to die screaming in a fire.