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.
I have had a number of contentious discussions on Instagram with supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement. Several of them tried to use the information on my profile to find out where I worked, so that they could get me fired. And they weren't ashamed to say it, either. Discussion with blacks is impossible because they always try to do something underhanded. Either they accuse you of a hundred crimes, or they try to destroy your life. Or both. Blacks are completely hopeless. And the funny thing is that they don't want to discuss the truth. They only want to talk about their "feelings". The truth is that blacks in America have been middle-class for over fifty years. The whole story about "exclusion" is a lie. American blacks have historically been as rich as British white people! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1b4Q7pN0J9eZkBztZhsghM_zMjAweERat/view?usp=sharing
I was also 'fired' (laid off), back in 2000 - primarily because of my second amendment views... I really loved that job, but disliked the political foolishness rife within their walls.
I had a high ranking 'protector' for a couple of years, but when he lost power the new powers got rid of me - and a few other people with inconvenient ideas. The place fell apart and became a sewer to work for, so I was well shed of it. I was also ready to retire. I was a lucky one.
I was fired from a political appointment by a weak-kneed Republican after the PC crowd attacked me in a multi-pronged effort over humorous posts I had made over the years in defense of conservative values. Unable to find another position in my chosen field since... Had to be creative and start my own business. My weakness is that I still hold a serious grudge...