We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I wonder how many of the people who profess to believe in the leveling ideas of collectivism and egalitarianism really just believe that they themselves are good for nothing. I mean, how many leftists are animated by a quite reasonable self-loathing? In their hearts they know that they are not going to become scholars or inventors or industrialists or even ordinary good kind people. So they need a way to achieve that smugness for which the left is so justifiably famous. They need a way to achieve self-esteem without merit. Well, there is politics. In an egalitarian world everything will be controlled by politics, and politics requires no merit.
P.J. O'Rourke. Yes, for some people self-love is more important than accomplishment.
Ive had similar thoughts myself...but not about myself since about age 26. I have tried to convey that sentiment regarding leftists projecting their self loathing when topics related to the feelings of leftists arise over at Belmont Club. Feelings surely override facts with both the young and the left.
Una bella where do you disagree with Mr O'Rourke?
Are you going to cut your lawn this year in your tractor, wearing stilettos?
I just bought a 21" self propelled mower, so The Wife can help me cut the yard. I asked her to wear stilettos when she does it. She just gave me that crazy, I'm going to kill you look.
I wish she had multiple personalities like Luther's wife. I can handle that. It's when she comes at me with the meat cleaver that scares me a bit.
Roasting Al is a good idea.
Hope you are safe, and well!!