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.
But I'd say that this is nothing new: there were equivalent Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and Bush Sr. Derangement Syndromes which were comparable in their vitriol, distortion, and apparent hatred. Remember? I just call it the hateful, smug, dark, paranoid, intolerant and fascistic side of Liberalism.
But I want to point out another piece by the good shrink on Jimmy Carter. One quote:
Jimmy Carter is a very very dangerous human being. He is the very worse sort of pacifist; the kind that gives people who truly desire peace an extremely bad taste in their mouth. Because the foundation of his pacifism is a determined and incalculably cruel passivity and tolerance toward genuine evil in all its manifestations.