The worst kind of stupid is the kind that reads a lot of books. That kind of incompetent person ends up affecting your life. Their bad ideas are exceptionally well thought-out; assembled, over years and decades, from pieces of many other good ideas — like sharing and Buddhism and trout fishing and passing the ball and taking LSD on the beach. A range of viewpoints have been weighed in crafting this particular species of ineptitude. And after all that care and consideration, the result is that no one, and no result, no matter how disastrous, can dissuade this specific kind of stupid from doing the stupid thing it wants stupidly to do.