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.
True story. Years back when I worked for Big Time Minicomputer company, I worked for the only African American in the company. He used to walk around and make a joke all the time about being the "token black man" in the company. Or in meetings he'd say things like "I'm only the token black, but I think..."
About a year into his tenure, Ebony did a spread of African American executives and he was picked from the high tech sector. The interviewer asked him if he felt he was only a token to affirmative action and he went ballastic to the point where he threw the interviewer out of his office and the building refusing to continue because of being, by implication, the "token black".
Needless to say, he had his contract purchased and we never saw him again.