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.
A fun, wide-ranging interview. She gets it wrong on Clinton-Cosby though. It's not "wired-differently," it's a refusal to exercise conscience. Low-life pond scum. Most people manage to refrain from doing whatever they might feel like doing.
One quote from her re academic craziness:
I prophesied this in a piece I wrote in 1992 for the Times Literary Supplement called “The Nursery-School Campus”. At the time, nobody understood what I was saying. But I was arguing that the obsessive focus by American academe with students’ emotional well-being was not what European universities have ever been concerned with. European universities don’t have this consumer-oriented view that they have to make their students enjoy themselves and feel good about themselves, with everything driven by self-esteem. Now we have people emerging with Ivy League degrees who have no idea how little they know about history or literature. Their minds are shockingly untrained. They’ve been treated as fragile emotional beings throughout their schooling. The situation is worsening year by year, as teachers have to watch what they say and give trigger warnings, because God forbid that American students should have to confront the brutal realities of human life.
Powerful people find that they are exempt from the normal consequences of their actions. There might be many more Clintons and Cosbys, male and female, who restrain themselves because of fear, not conscience. The suicide rate for those who have finally been arrested for ongoing sexual crime is enormous.
Luther reminded us that locks are for honest people. Thieves try to work around them. We should thank God every day for the fences around us, or who knows what we might become? We hope not so bad as serial victimisers, never that, even in a world without restraints. We hope that by training or by character or grace we would never go so low, even if we were allowed.
But kings David and Solomon started out from great and noble character, didn't they?
Assistant Village Idiot
So, I guess "but for the grace of God" I also would be looking to insert a cigar in a girl half my age for sexual kicks, too?