Try and tell me we don’t live in a sick society: An event organizer is going to make a bunch of guys in their seventies spend hours in the harsh conditions of the California desert this October. Even more disgustingly, thousands of people will pay top dollar to watch these old men contort their bodies into positions untenable for those of vastly advanced years, perhaps doing irreversible damage to their frail, arthritic limbs. This macabre audience will probably film the cruelty with their phones instead of rushing to the aid of these unfortunate geriatrics. It’s inhumane. Andrew Sullivan is right, we don’t deserve democracy.