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.
Another example of attempting to return to a Golden Age that never was. It seems to be very common these days among those who consider themselves "Progressives".
We have the labor movement trying to go back to the 1950s, when union steelworkers and union autoworkers got their pay and pensions guaranteed "forever". The civil rights movement longing for the dynamism of the 1960s, which existed precisely because segregation and discrimination were still enforced by state and federal laws. The Islamofascists who yearn to return to the days of the Caliphate, even though outside a few wealthy enclaves in the cities like Baghdad, Damascus, and Medina the life of a peasant was every bit as "nasty, brutish, and short" as their contemporaries in Europe.
Another Guy named Dan