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.
Over the last hundred years or so the USA has been transformed into a social democracy by stealth. The progressive dream has been attained. The only solution social democrats offer for it's failure is more social democracy. The rank dishonesty is incredible.Categorizing our current predicament as a 'failure of capitalism' is the tried and true favorite of social democrats since, as they well know, the majority of the American people are oblivious.