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.
This should not come as a surprise to MF. I have been reporting our experiences and observations in academia since MF first opened the barn door! The extreme ideology and actions of the faculty and administrators at America's most liberal university we first began to experience in 1987, it grew, and grew, and grew. No attorney, no judge-- no one in that NW state would confront the corruption, the brutal actions, or the student loan fraud. I had white male attorneys cry while trying to explain to me that "THEY will destroy me, if I take your case." Who was "THEY" you might ask? The daughters of the world's great wealthy families, women whose acquisition of a BA degree was guaranteed by their parents. Women who want--nay, in fact NEED-- to feel themselves as important as their grandfathers, fathers, and husbands. Women who believe that by creating an ever more "expansive" feminist agenda they have balanced the impact of the massive corporations their families own. Not intellectual by any standard, they jump for the "next big idea" and throw their weight and their power and their extreme lack of self control behind the "next new barrier to broken". They are responsible for destroying the Protestant Churches in America, they put Obama in the presidency. University education was only an obstacle that they themselves did not overcome with either great skill or grace, but it was a deeply troubling barrier to their favorite looser groups. Therefore, the university system itself had to be destroyed. They stagger from one extreme goal/ideal to the next and each has brought this country down a steep slide into . . .