David Christopher Arnold is probably legally insane and definitely proud of it. Society's idea of sanity bores him. He is a cobbled-together working-class philosopher who looks at the current system and thinks internet-enabled folk can do much better.
He attempts, within human constraints, to be reasonable and objective in all things, except when he pokes fun at them. But reasonable and objective can and should take love, compassion, joy, happiness, brotherhood, all those things into account. That's why he is an atheist, too - a god that keeps you where you are with all sorts of rarely-sensible rules doesn't seem very interested in your happiness.
On dogs or cats:
The book Dies the Fire by S.M. Sterling called cats basically small, furry Republicans with an inborne aversion to change.