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.
Conspiracy theorists, from neoneocon: "What's the origin of the need to see a conspiracy behind every unpleasant event? One reason is the desire for order and control--even though, paradoxically, conspiracy theories posit a shadowy world out of the control of most of us. But, like children who want everything to have a reason and an explanation, conspiracy theorists can rest assured that at least someone (if only the conspirators) is in control and that there are few accidents, few random terrible and unpredictable events that we cannot control."
just spent the evening with a few gal friends and three of them lost their husbands in 9/11. They worked for Cantor Fitzgerald and no, it was not Pearl Harbor and no, the country was not at war and so on, but one of my friends said her freshan daughter was depressed ;she didn't like having to explain why 9/11 was so hard; She was tired of hearing how everyone is feeling the pain. Well, she is right, terrorism really does not have to do with any country or any political system , the jihadists do not want to take their world, they just want the world to stop thinking!