Under the Maple Canopy

Singing Union Songs Since 2009

Roy says “Buy Gold, Cuervo Gold”


The one significant and ominous thing about the Wisconsin recall election is that most of the voters in a state that is not in the deep South think the problem with our economy is that garbagemen and schoolteachers make too much money.

If this is really the way things are going, then our future will be neo-feudalism, distinguished from earlier variants only by the populist buy-in with which the lords will occasionally refresh their mandate by pointing out to their serfs that someone covered in shit like themselves — not a celebrity, banker, or manager — was nonetheless able to build an addition on his house or buy a new car a few years early.

Roy Edroso

Roy’s awesome, you really should stop by and read the comments too.


2 thoughts on “Roy says “Buy Gold, Cuervo Gold”

  1. Thank you for posting that link – my partner (who is on the executive council of California Federation of Teachers) and I really enjoyed reading it. Love all the union stuff on your blog!

    • I want to believe that one day longer is one day stronger…Roy’s perspective was a welcome balm for my exhaustion this past year and a half. We take solidarity (and union history) very seriously around here. Anyway…thanks! (oh, and you’re welcome, too)