Poor, fumbling statists
Mostly, I pity statists.
The same way I pity people I'm watching who can't manage to do something I could easily do, after they have rejected my offer to help.
I watch them fumble and stumble, and get frustrated and angry, but still they just keep doing it wrong.
Stubbornness drives them onward, into ever more painful error. And I know I could prevent it. But I won't force myself on them.
I hurt for them, but they chose this path even after knowing there's an alternative.