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.
The argument on the left is as stupid as ever. But now the response from the right is weaker. Then it was the pill. Now, 60M abortions later, we don't even have the stomach to spray the rioters with water.
Born during Cuban missile crisis
Even Washington (stepson) and Adams (son died young, an alcoholic) had challenges, but I can't recall instances when elected officials lauded protests and even riots. That's a pretty Topsy Turvy world.
And I can't remember a time when the ruling class and corporate America were so against the Right.
Perhaps people were bullied over ideology in the past with threats that their businesses would be destroyed if they didn't toe the Leftist line. Perhaps corporate America killed profitable brands to appease the mobs. Perhaps there was blatant censorship in America's past. Perhaps there was another time when men could declare they were women and women could be men? I haven't read about any of those things happening in the past, but maybe they did.
Increasingly, this time feels different.
I sincerely, fervently hope the Bird Dog is right and this will all blow over.