...shame if something where to happen to it...
Maybe we should get the government to throw more money at the problem?
I find stupidity and malice frequently come hand in hand, sometimes in the same individual.
"the entire system is built on bullshit"
And, you could say society runs on bullshit, then realizing that this spans more than just monetary policy.
...a used car that is governed to 25 MPH and can only make left turns because basic functionality has to be enabled via $50,000 DLC that was only included with the initial purchase.
Yeah, the people in authority that favor left tend to become condescending and patronizing when confronted for their misbehavior. The people that favor the right tend to become overtly accusatory and belligerent. Passive aggressive and plain old aggressive are both still aggressive. And, generally, I find people that become hostile when confronted with their misbehavior meant to screw you over to begin with and are just upset that you did not quietly let them.
Honest mistakes are usually met with understanding and explanations, if not outright apologies, even if the mistake is yours. Even in the case of a false, inflammatory accusation, the initial response is usually more of confusion than aggression. The difference seems to stem from the level of entitlement over others.
I have noticed that quite a few of the free and freemium utilities out there that have been mysteriously "corrupted." For instance reputable utilities for removing or repairing PUA infestations that suddenly start including trojan payloads of their own. Others have been gutted to the point of near or complete uselessness and only act as nagware to purchase a former and quite often shady competitor's payware version instead.
Holy meatballs, I'm going to sound like a shill. But, this is why I like making purchases online with Bitcoin. Screw all that whiny ideological crap...
It means I can pay for something on a website without some fucker draining my bank account or running up my credit card. Good luck signing me up for some surprise automatic billing BS either.
It means they have much the same bias as the folks that give in without question. The status quo is paramount: Follow orders, maintain hierarchy, and do not be disruptive to society in any meaningful way. There is little to no distinction between malice and benevolence in this regard.
They may agree that it sucks. They may not like it. They may even protest profusely. But, in the end, it's preferable to know with certainty just how exactly people are being dominated and exploited. Uncertainty means not being prepared for what may happen and loss of advantage to those individuals who are capable of foreseeing, reacting, and adapting more effectively.
Any good belief has some anchoring in perceived reality somewhere. And, I'd have to agree considering politicians frequently promote and facilitate stupidity in the population. It seems to be reciprocal.
And, the beautiful thing is, the cowards keep the politicians in power because they can blame the politicians for their problems instead of facing them.
Yeah, all the old behaviors still exist from childhood. Maturity just takes off enough of the rough edges to not be continually abrasive. Well, in those that have matured anyway. About a third of population didn't made it past puberty personality wise. And, about 9% never made it past the terrible twos. That latter group frequently clusters at the extremes of society, for example, in positions where they make and/or break the rules.
Yes, so he has a greater chance of catching you in an error he can use as a red herring.
Of course telling the truth is illegal in a society that depends on it's members telling themselves lies just to go through life without going ape-shit.
Here's a partial list:
The truth will set you free (as in death, unemployment, homelessness, divorce, etc...)
Hard work pays (minimum wage.)
Intelligence is respected (when it fits our designs.)
Honesty is the best policy (to espouse, just don't practice it.)
The little guy has a chance to make it (provided he has blackmail armor to take the blows.)
Heros are to be praised (to drown them out, then tossed in a closet until they are needed again, assuming they survive in the first place.)
It is better to do things the right way (just make sure it's the boss's "right way.")
We are all equals (unless you are in a position of power.)
The law applies to everyone (except those that make it.)
Justice is blind (to reason.)
True love is out there (just like Santa Claus!)
Love and marriage go together (if you love fights, pissing matches, resource paranoia, monotony, and abstinence.)
And, I really doubt this is limited to the US of A.