Your political allegiance is one part knowledge and ninety-nine parts psychological maintenance.
We don’t choose our side for a love of a clear moral ideology. We choose our side for the community we find in the disdain toward the opposition. It quenches our thirst for conflict in a presumably safe environment. Some treat it like a game, others more like a sport, and still others treat it like a fashion show.
Everyone pretends to be serious, but when it comes time to do the homework, we let strangers teach us without questioning their integrity. It’s faster, it’s easier, and it orgasms our confirmation bias.
It’s all about the image.