I’m glad you mentioned disrespecting the Armed Forces at the end, Thaddeus, because this has been the latest WTF moment in string of them. I have not followed the controversy closely (because like you I don’t care about sports) so I must have missed something, because suddenly it has become about a lack of respect to our troops during wartime. (Because it’s only “wartime” when it suits someone in a snit about “respect.” It’s never wartime when there’s talk about giving tax breaks to the rich, because then tax breaks would sound stupid.) Overall I find your article well-presented and compelling, and I’ll probably steal parts of it in future discussions. Thanks for posting it.