The Goblin Speaks…
Man, there’s a lot of cobwebs in here… it’s been a while.
Not that I haven’t had things to post, or thoughts about the state of things on this crazy wet rock we call home. I guess I’ve been busy, busy with work, life, and all those other things that unknowingly conspire to rob us of reflection. I would love to be a well-read blogger, not an “influential” one as I wouldn’t presume to apply that label to myself… but alas, I posses neither the time nor the self-discipline required to have any chance of making that happen. Even a quick reflection upon the history of this blog shows far more examples of the hard work and inspiration of others than it does with any effort or acumen on my part.
That said, I can’t in good conscience allow International Workers Day to pass without some comment, observation or simply greetings and good wishes to all workers of the world. I am still one of you, and though I am one of the very fortunate among us, I still have no doubt about where and with whom my class loyalty lies.
No doubt there is much to comment upon…. the return of Hillary “Queen NAFTA” Clinton, contorting herself like a cuttlefish to woo the base, but we’ve seen this movie before and a few months of pretending to be moderate or even progressive will not erase her and her husband’s record of slavish corporate servitude. Bernie Sanders, the only candidate with enough guts to actually speak truth to power (not to mention openly identifying as a socialist) finally making the run his admirers have been wishing for for years. And let’s not even discuss the fetid pig-pen of crooks, thugs and reactionary buffoons that is the GOP field.
On a personal note, The Goblin and co-conspirators are preparing for one last move. We’ve been occupying a fairly cozy but unremarkable cave by the side of the road for the past three years, but have recently taken steps to acquire a much larger and more secluded hideout. Goblins don’t care much for company (comrades always excepted) and this new location will provide more space and privacy for both operations and accommodation. More on that in the weeks to come.
I sincerely hope that this May Day finds you well and in good spirits, and no matter how difficult our struggles, we must always remember that we never fight alone.
Peace and Solidarity,