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.
I had the same feeling. I thought his analysis was interesting and even plausible, but it could have easily been some random thoughts ascribed to two characters in a vague situation. The question of who the joker and the thief were reminds me of all the different analyses of American Pie. I understand when Don McLean was asked what it meant, he said it meant he never had to work again if he didn't want to.
Choosing between Dylan's version or Hendrix's version is personal taste. I heard Hendrix's first and always preferred it. In fact I am to understand that Dylan preferred it, too.
Whatever... Develop your own analysis of it or not. Whatever floats your boat.