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.
John wrote this song after hanging with Abbie Hoffman;
Abbie was the one carrying a picture of chairman Mao,
and advocating (violent) revolution in the U.S., not John.
Would young people today get the backstory about this, would they understand it?
Abbie was a fun guy to be with sometimes, but a real asshole otherwise. When the SHTF for him, he ran and hid upstate.