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.
All the love and sensitivity in the world will not fix it any more than they can cure cancer - because people want to erase you not for what you do, but for what you are.
And just a brief question off-topic: Does Glenn Reynolds really have a day job? If he does, even if it's teaching at the law school, how does he find time to find - and to post - so much interesting stuff, day after day?
In the 1930s the Nazi vermin were goose stepping all over Germany. Later they were goose stepping all over Europe. Their idea was to kill everyone who was not like them. We ask ourselves how the people could stand by and let it happen. The Nazi cancer continued to grow and we look back and ask how could the people let it happen? They murdered anyone who opposed them or was different from them and we look back and ask how the people could stand by and let it happen. They enslaved, beat, starved, murdered and incinerated people who were different from themselves. We look back and ask how the people could just stand by and let it happen. Now it is happening again in the Middle East. The Islamic Extremists want to murder anyone who is different from them. They want to destroy anything and everyone who is not Islamic. Are we once again gong to just stand around with our hands in our pockets and let it happen again? Did we learn nothing from Hitler's rein of terror? Are once again going to let our selves be led away in chains to the slaughter and not utter a word? The Islamic Extremists are our Nazis and we must overcome this politically correct posture of "Be nice to them ans they will be nice to us." Wake up!! We are only a few steps away from another Holocost.