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.
I once made hay about the Truth while adrift in a sea of existentialism to much giggling from a man who supposed he was the apotheosis of humanism. I told him I was a thinker and he said I was shipwrecked in my field. I harnessed the wind of his contention and plowed a furrow in his argument by observing that he had absolutely made a finite point.
F. Evans-Charles Hawthorne IV
Einstein would have done well to listen to himself on that one. Though a difficult person throughout his life, on the basis of his ability to think about the physics questions of his day, he thought it proper to pontificate to the world about war and peace, God, and social values. He showed little insight in any of the fields outside his own.
Assistant Village Idiot