It doesn't take much to build up a culture:
Beer pong, Movies, and, you know, the existence of bars.
I am responsible only for the actions and decisions I make. Not my neighbor's, not the government's, but mine and mine alone.
And that's what separates a individualistic libertarian and the people who understand they live in and depend upon a socity. Bitch as much as you want, but you live in a democracy. Ultimately, YOU, in some small percentage, are the person in charge of all the laws and all the government. Don't like the shitty laws? Hate taxes and what it buys you? Do your civic duty, get political, and rally your neighbors to change it. Because we're all responsible for this. Together.
It made me question whether I really wanted to spend a lot of time getting better at something that attracted defective people to it.
Welcome to Slashdot! But no, seriously, from all the geeks, fuck you. Please kindly go die in a fire. You weren't smart enough to be competitive at chess and you gave up. That's not that bad. Holding a grudge against the sour grapes and insulting grand masters is that bad. Stop it. And stop blaming computers for your own failings.
"Of course power tools and alcohol don't mix. Everyone knows power tools aren't soluble in alcohol..." -- Crazy Nigel