It is curious. I’m a freelancer. The MTA workers union has a news letter. I am not in a union. I think it is impossible to have a union for artists. That said, I support what unions represent. I’ve heard they are as corrupt as any corporation or politician, but at least they are a buffer for the common worker. Being an artist, I’ve done all the crap jobs an artist does while paying his dues. Including working in non union shops on construction sites. The guys I’ve had beers with, who were union, after work on those sites were never the thinkers who conceive philosophies that drive movements. Lenin and Trotsky thought they were leading the common worker across the world to a Marxist workers collective or whatever. The peasants who they thought would join their cause as soon as they started to over throw the Czar really didn’t back them. The peasants didn’t have the leisure time Lenin and Trotsky had to think about their position. They both came from the bourgeoisie and didn’t have to work… I have leisure time, but I’m not planning a revolution. I feel closer to the worker than the management, but being a freelancer I have to deal with both. I am realizing this isn’t the time or space to go on about all this. That is what Siberian prison is for. In case I didn’t mention, this is a sketch for the MTA Workers Union newsletter.