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.
Great film. But New York is so full of criminals, both kinds, that it's not the place it used to be. Does Manhattan have a future? It's hard to say, because time has shown that cities above a certain size become unmanageable. In New York, you've got the Mob, the Police who are also the Mob, and millions of foreigners who really aren't supposed to be here. So when you take all of that away, what's left? Just a big stinky collection of people.
I can't think of any great redeeming virtue possessed by New York, besides Broadway. The rest of it is a nightmare of Section 8 housing, purse snatchers, and white collar embezzlers. Times Square and central park just aren't that great. So maybe it's time to recognize Manhattan as a failed experiment. It costs the country an absolute fortune, and we don't get anything in return. Except more mafia.
May be looking at it on the darker side, but when I see these old movies, which I find very interesting, is that I cannot but think everyone of those people including the young children are all dead. Besides, I have never understood why anyone would want to live in New York even though the host of Maggie's Farm seems to absolutely love it.