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.
A colleague and I were recently talking about the nature of the modern American aristocracy - not an aristocracy of blood, refinement, family, or breeding but one of power, influence, money or access to it, and networks, combined with a dose of meritocracy and slick social climbing.
Unfortunately, due to the ever-growing power of the Federal government, the modern aristocracy is beginning to resemble a Washington-NYC version that of the London-based aristocracy (and that aristocracy was not stupid at all - consider Lord North) against which we rebelled.
For better or worse (for worse, IMO - but they are my people) in America, ye olde WASP dominance is history. But that is the American Way. Few know much about history today. We like "New."
This is a little OT but pertains to the USAristocracy.
Take a look at ANY, and ther are so few exceptions I can use a broad brush here, Hollywood star. Without fail you will find a) someone's kid, b) brother, c) sister, mother, aunt, neice, nephew, etc. etc. and so on.
If it's not a direct blood relation it usually is a connection to very powerful people. SNL stars would fit the bill. And since most movie houses are in corporate bed with TV networks, and industrial giants, and so on, you could see how a few very powerful people only "let in" a very few non-bloods.
"Who sent you?" In Chicago politics, applies here. So, to bring it back closer to topic: Beware Interlocking Corporate Directorships. And any other Interlocking elite devices for making "us" and "them".
Are their any Hollywood celebs or popular musicians that we, who believe in the Maggie's philosophy, can respect and look to with affinity? I use to like Mel Gibson until I found out he was a drunken jew hater. I heard James Woods on the radio and he sounded pretty cool, but he can be a foul mouthed idiot sometimes. Dylans a turn coat. I'm not looking to idolize these people, but it would be nice to know if there is any who I would consider normal or sane. The people that make up the pop culture can't all be insane.