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 really like Johnny Cash's singing but I'm a bit ambivalent about the man. He posed as an outlaw and all that but was a bit of a poseur. Merle Haggard, now that man was a tough dude, an actual outlaw. So was David Allen Coe. Johnny Cash? Well, he got jailed overnight once for vagrancy, and was a drug addict, but the only person he ever shot was himself, with a needle. The whole "man in black" routine was sort of BS though - yeah he stood up for the downtrodden, but he wasn't one. The only thing ever really laid him low was Johnny Cash.
I have similar feelings about John Wayne, and look at Jimmy Stewart or maybe Ted Williams as the real celebrity he-men of that era. Macho is a pose, manliness is the steel beneath the surface.
Love the guy's singing, respect him as an artist (his work with Rick Rubin on the American Music recordings is stunning) but feel ambivalence about his self-created image.