Despising the New Deal & hating FDR while your immediate family benefited... What does one make of people who despise the policies of the New Deal & hate FDR while their immediate family benefited from either or both? The disconnect suggest being an ingrate or worse, but is it more complicated? Is the disconnect caused by the phenomena of people going with a group identity over self interest? Does belonging to a group override common sense and factual data? Does the need to belong distort principles and the ability to absorb information and data that threatens group thinking?