.... And unfortunately, a disproportionate number seem to live in Illinois. Reminds me of the editorial I once read when I was an undergrad at Michigan State University. The school nickname there is, of course, The Spartans. And some idiot perfesser wrote a bit about how that should be changed, since the Spartans were evil, reactionary, and blah blah blah. Rather, as intellectuals, the University Community should strive to be more like the Athenians, with their love of art, culture, etc.
And their love of imperialism, slaughter, etc. But we won't talk about that, I guess.
As someone (Orwell, I believe) said, some ideas are so foolish only an intellectual can believe them.