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.
[Erdely was] going from campus to campus auditioning rape victims, contacting advocacy groups and asking for introductions. But the rapes she found at Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Penn didn’t have the right narrative feel. They were just rapes, and she needed a cover-worthy rape. So she kept shopping until she found someone who would tell her a version of the story she had already decided to tell. She needed a big rape — something splashy, something with wild details and a frat house. She needed a rape that would go viral. You can’t do that with just some regular boring rape.
I have watched with growing horror as innocents from places like Sweden descend into a human devoid of all ethical/moral guidelines. They declare boldly that it is ok to "steal ideas from others--because everyone is doing it." They grow callous to the point where one cannot even recognize the original decent human being they once were. It seems that having grown up in countries where there is an antagonism against "religion" (an antagonism that traditionally has been replaced with communism/socialism) they have no tools with which to examine their behavior. No way to demand self discipline from themselves--only from others.