If my life in the grip of pro football has taught me anything, it’s that the forces vying for our attention want the stories of the day framed as a binary narrative: winning and losing, us and them, etc. This serves a purpose. Binary narratives fuel our fanaticism (and we’re all fanatics for something, I say), thus capturing our attention, literally. As our attention goes, so goes our behavior including the way we spend our money.
But you already know this. You also know there is a third way of seeing things. As a football fanatic, the Kaepernick drama has bothered me along this line from the start. MORE