Profits are good. But without government to provide things only government can provide and to protect people against lying, cheating, and stealing, the result is the inevitable destruction of the middle class, the upper class, the natural environment, capitalism, and democracy. Which is why it is difficult to remain silent while watching voters in Western democracies choosing to be on a path to a future that will look like a movie version of the old Soviet Union - a dark, dismal, gut-wrenching, life-denying existence with no exit.