This week, we reached a milestone of tombstones.
This is the price of freedom.
People act and vote against their own self interest all the time. It's their right to do so, protected by our constitution.
Stupid? Oh, hell yeah.
I just shake my head at all those folks living in crappy trailers in shitty little towns in the south all up in arms about the government controlling their lives, creating a welfare state... all the while they're surviving on state subsidies and food stamps.
I mean, people tend to want to be proud of who they are so they can live with themselves - so that kind of denial is a sort of self-preservation. Also... the whole shaming and pointing the finger at others for the very thing you're doing? That gives one a sense - albeit a false sense - of superiority.