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.
What is playing out here at the start of a new millennium is the residue of the love affair this country had with Marxism in the 1920ís and 1930ís. FDR and Eleanor were infatuated with Lenin and Stalin. Huge segments of the American public embraced socialism and Marxism as the true course, particularly after 1929.
The sonís and daughterís who composed ďThe Greatest GenerationĒ need an asterisk beside that appellation for many of them were raised by parents who had the same hate and distrust of America we see today in the likes of the Democratic Party. Certainly the upper tier of the US, in Minnesota, the Dakotas, Montana, Michigan and others you had a German and Irish population that openly rallied for Adolf Hitler such was their hate for Great Britain.
Now many of those sonís and daughters are playing out their last days continuing to hate the US, their raison díÍtre being Vietnam, their surrogate for Germanyís defeat in WWII. This election is their validation that the US is indeed evil, just as their parents taught them; a theme they then honed to a fine edge in the 1960ís. They have learned the methodology of the Alinskyís and the Leninís, the Goebbels BIG LIE and the love of communism over capitalism and now they are applying it with all the aplomb the computer age can afford them.
This election is perhaps to the United States as important as the one of 1800. Perhaps more so. The choice between a coke snorting, pot smoking, perhaps American citizen who is THE MOST LIBERAL SENATOR IN THE SENATE and a distinguished Naval Academy Graduate war hero presents as stark a contrast as you will ever find. If we err now it will be akin to the implications the election of 1860 had on setting the stage for a great American tragedy, for it will surely come to pass.