Once upon a time if you heard that somebody said something bad you didn’t have any idea if that was simply a slip of the tongue or a glimpse into their true soul. But today we do have that ability. You can figure out how much time someone spends on Wikipedia; how long they look at a website; how often they tweet. And so if somebody says something insensitive you can check and see is this a one-off or is this his regular way of acting and thinking.
That’s the spin; that’s how you feel when they legalize your only hope at happiness in the future. Keep you walking like a horse after the carrot, and in a future of famine you’re glad for it. They make you say thank you for giving you your own freedom from a pain they’ve inflicted at the barb end of a leather bullwhip.