You may wonder why I’ve focused my last few posts on the writers strike and why I also mentioned the current New York City stagehands strike that has brought most of Broadway to a halt. I mean, it’s just entertainment, right?
These strikes certainly don’t seem as important as the war in Iraq, the horrible cyclone in Bangladesh and others natural disasters, the political crisis in Pakistan, the mortgage crisis here in the U.S. plus the falling dollar and the impact of both on world markets, global warming, drought, hunger, disease, etc.
I care deeply about all of that, of course, but these strikes deal with something I also care deeply about. Continue reading »