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.
It actually crossed my mind - as a random notion, not as a plan - to try to live-blog the meeting, which is this week in NYC, as always, at the Waldorf. Of course I am going, as a good excuse to spend a week in NY, see a bunch of shrink friends, and visit with my baby brother and his wife. Definitely catch an Otto Kernberg talk, and any panel with Bob Michels on it - smartest guy I ever met.
And Bird Dog has planned a dinner and theater too Friday night, so that's a good deal.
But I quickly realized that hardly a soul on earth would be interested in these meetings. If they were anywhere but NY, I wouldn't go. So no blogging about it, unless something truly absurd comes up. Which it will.
While you are there please try to understand why it is that no one wants to discuss the corruption of our federal student loan system. Why is it that people act like they have just been told there is no Santa Claus, when I bring up the subject of federal student loan fraud? The corruption is massive, it is intentional, and it is for the most part a process for funding political campaigns. Yet, when I ask for help--no one listens. Why is that ? What is it about our national psyche that needs to believe this system is not flawed?