YOU contradict yourself. Isn't what is best for the country what is best for oneself?<quoted text>
The bible belt states are comprised of mostly low-income whites. People tricked into voting against their own best interests. At least low-income whites in the big cities vote for what's best for them. They vote like corporations. Only idealistic fools vote country over themselves.
WE do NOT live on this planet alone. WE MUST interact & depend on each other, not just oneself.
WE must consider those that make our medicines, automobiles, refine oil, raise chickens, make shoes, lay bricks, garden etc etc. Especially since NOT one of us can perform all of those functions and more.
Although Idealism is not realistic, voting for Idealism can be pragmatic. Your Marxism is showing. Possibly you are even an Anarchist.