Wednesday, December 27, 2006

One big Union! The Wobblies still have a site. Get your hat, your songbook, your pin and your penant! A very small organization which nonetheless terrified everybody at the time. They pulled much greater weight than they deserved at the time. Everybody was terrified of them. They were under every rock, behind every employee giving the boss a sideways glance. With their songbooks, their posters and their comic books they were merely masters of the new media. They gave the impression that they were more numerous than they ever were. It's a bit like the plethora of embittered Evangelicals posting everywhere on the web. It's all you hear, yet when you count up the number of these folks who you've actually met face to face who share their views you've maybe started on the second hand but that's about it.