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.
We didn't then have today's hubris of believing we can defeat death and harm, if we just obey ever increasing rules and laws. Or that we can destroy the earth if we don't change our "evil" ways. We were far more likely to accept that bad things happen and that people will die. We wrongly think today we're Gods, in control of everything.
As Bojan Pancevski in the Wall Street Journal points out, “In 1968-70, news outlets devoted cursory attention to the virus while training their lenses on other events such as . . . .the sexual revolution.”
And this is what we ended up with: a pandemic, transgenders, and AOC. If we had had any idea we could have put our efforts into a different revolution than sex.