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.
Read this review before watching this trailer for the film "2081"
"The film is only twenty-five minutes long, but it packs a punch as terrible as Michael Radford’s gritty, nearly two-hour long Nineteen Eighty-Four. The production values are as good as any $20 million budget blockbuster’s. As a parable on the price of silence and the fate of those who prefer security and passivity over independence and freedom, it is one of the best films I have ever seen."
I bought a copy of "2081", and I agree it is well worth the money. A long time ago, I was part of a team that taught an ethics seminar for graduate students, and the work of John Rawls was part of the content. I privately thought he was an evil SOB then, but could not muster adequate words or images to express my viewpoint. "2081" provides unforgettably vivid imagery that makes the point.