The TIMES reported the other day that blogs are losing out to social network sites like Facebook & Twitter, largely because Internet users prefer the brevity of the latter. Why write or read a blog post when you can tweet in a max of 140 characters—a limit I’ve probably already exceeded here.
Regardless, I’d like to say that I attended the pro-union rally at City Hall Park on Saturday, Feb. 26, along with about 2,000 others who looked familiar from the anti-war rallies of the past decade. These folks, mostly middle class, are in their 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s, and we have all benefited from belonging to a union. We are fed up with the union-bashing led by current state governors and with the transfer of wealth upward led by some of the richest Americans and their running dogs in political office. So we vented on Saturday along with thousands of others across the country, and it felt good even though we realize that we are likely fighting a losing battle in these conservative times.