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.
As reported here several weeks back, Michelle Bachelet, a divorced mother of three, an atheist and a member of the Socialist Party, looks to be elected as the next president of Chile. Read more about this interesting lady and nation as they are about to show us what real change is. Read further here:
"How has this happened? Chile, more than ever, is proving itself to be the polar opposite of Lampedusa's Sicily: in order for things to change, they have to stay the same - or rather, they have to look as if they are staying the same."Señora Presidente? - New York Times.
If your are interested in Sicily and curious about why Mr. Gamucio used it to compare Chile read here: From Best of Sicily - The Nobility "Giuseppe Di Lampedusa's book, The Leopard, described these events at some length. Nobody could have predicted that his novel, written almost a century after the unification war of 1860, would rise to the bestseller list on both sides of the Atlantic. If nothing else, the book's popularity indicates that there was still some interest in the Sicilian nobility long after its demise."