Last night some guy wearing a "Green Party" button on his lapel was outside our local cafe having a smoke.
I don't get it:
Aren't green party people typically environmentalist, socialist, left-wing types? And aren't cigarette companies representative of everything corporate, and capitalist? I mean, Philip Morris owns Kraft - between the cigarettes, peanut butter and that unnaturally orange macaroni and cheese, they are making trillions of dollars. And I'm thinking that altrusim is not a major part of their investment portfolio.
Why is it that the stereotype of the artsy left-wing types so often includes smoking? It seems like such a contradction in values to me.