Imagine if someone were to tell a young person learning to drive that the only way to get to their destination was to turn right at every possible opportunity? (or left, depending on the source of instruction)
The idea would be rejected outright - the idea that not only is all problem solving binary, but that only one of the two is the correct answer to every conceivable problem, completely regardless of destination, and completely regardless of starting point. (student: But sir there is a cliff on the right. teacher: Trust me on this, turn right.)
And yet, we have people who otherwise are mentally functional fighting viciously for exactly this fantastic level of ignorance every day. That has taken a lot of intentional work and media.
In return for football, Nascar and Simpsons (or beads and hemp) we give them our life long vote.