I realized that sayings like, “It doesn’t matter if you win or lose, it’s how you play the game” had meaning.
Eventually, I came to identify with the anarchist tradition. I found it to be the most comprehensive, democratic, and liberatory set of principles and practices. Like Cubs fans, anarchists hadn’t won in awhile: Spain, 1936 leading up to the Civil War, when tens of thousands of anarchists had collectivized work places around the country, had huge organizations, and political collectives.
For both Cubs’ fans, and anarchists, our glory days were far in the past.