Why do you root for that sports team? Because they’re from your home town? Because they represent the college you went to? Because they’re the best in region? The best in the world?
A lot of us blindly root for a sports team, an actor, a politician, a company, a new story, because of an accident of geography, even when there is no other connection to that thing we so want to believe in. It may not even be in our best interests if we do if we’re geographically loyal to a politician or policy maker.
It seems preposterous to be loyal to a piece of dirt spinning through space that is never in the same place twice.