I hate to jump back in here, but I think your attitude is exactly what is wrong in America today. People are unwilling to have rational conversations with someone who has a different take on things. If you don't like what someone else says you label them a troll or worse. "Don't listen to him, he thinks differently than me!" Gives me a bad feeling all over, like we've lost our way and there is no coming back. Most human societies in the past have devolved into internal strife and warfare with one group driving out or killing those who are not of another. That seems to be where we are headed. From what I can tell, the multicultural, diverse society is a abject failure. Nations are strong when there is a national identity and internal cohesion, but we seem to be shattering into mere tribalism with each tribe going after the other. The ideals of America are great , but they have run into the realities of human nature. We are so screwed.Here's an interesting article, “What happened?”, which I think probably correctly nails what Trump and his enablers were trying to do—definitely worth a read. This was a last ditch attempt to overturn the election. In essence they were trying to create chaos to perpetuate a coup, but given who these people are, they did not see how it could all go wrong for them.
BTW, folks, I think the best thing you can do with folks like @MisterJJ is to treat him as you would other trolls, don't feed him with replies. He's always going to be coming right back with his false equivalencies, whataboutism, etc. I know it's tempting to try, believe me I've been sucked into these conversations myself, but if you sit back and watch, you see the circle go around and around. That's because it's not about coming to an understanding, it's about him coming up with a comeback. That's why his remarks are filled with put-downs, straw men, and half truths. So my advice is, don't waste your time.
Talking of unreachable people, here's another article to read, “‘The storm is here’: Ashli Babbitt’s journey from capital ‘guardian’ to invader”. All a bit sad.
Incidentally, @MisterJJ, I'm sure you'll disagree with what I've said, and that's fine, absolutely expected. In your own mind feel free to paint an unflattering picture and put me down in all the usual ways. But there's no need to come up with a comeback for this message. Or at least give it a few days. It'd mean much more to have someone other than you call me out, right?