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.
America and the Europeans need to take this lesson to heart. Stop sending money and technology to the Middle East and the African continent.
If you stop importing western technology, water, power and western medicine, the problem will take care of itself. Let them practice their barbaric religions and backward way of life. Who are we to say how they should live!?
If the do-gooders want to run down there and build a school or dig a well, be my guest. But not with my tax money.
Karl Horst (Germany)