By: Mike McDaniel Americans, in general, tend to take for granted their affluence. Compared to the rest of the world, we are fabulously wealthy. That relative wealth and ease of living tends to allow us to become, upon occasion, frivolous, to focus on issues—global warming being an obvious example—others not so fortunate would never get around to considering. But even in American society, there are those who not only jump and shark in such matters, they go full, bullgoose loony. Never go full, bullgoose loony.