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.
The foreign policy experts and the neo Malthusian experts are products of failed socialist education institutions. Most of these experts have no experience in life other than applying for grants...and bitching when the grant fails to appear. These same experts wash their hands of their failures and leave it to the public to bail out their latest fiascos resulting in wasted lives and wasted resources. We don't need no stinking self professed "experts".
the Beta-males of academia and journalism and political-policy hate an Alpha Leader and outsider like Trump. Trump is a party crasher and is not following the beta-male rules of insider life. Knowing he Rules and the Process are what make up the Beta-male world and gives them power and meaning. Alpha-Trump threatens the Beta-world and they hate him for it.