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.
Nicely written piece. No, BD I would not recommend that the Reb retire. When he asks the question "Where are our leaders, I think what the Rebel fails to understand is that he is one of them, and that his writings will motivate more to lead.
What brought my generation (born mid-60s) to its senses after Flower Power indoctrination?
The malaise of the Carter years.
Obama and his pals have prepared an even bigger toilet flush - which is likely to have the same salutary effect on generations X and Y that the Great Depression had on you and your parents.
Many of the young folks witnessed up close their Boomer parents' narcissism, and are inching back to traditional notions of marital commitment.
Most have already parsed the Islamic threat, and taken the measure of the more nonsensical PC indoctrination. It's no accident that "gay" has now become derogatory slang - these kids still have healthy visceral reactions, and the "progressives" are now The Establishment.