I was an admin on a “non-partisan” site 5-6 years ago.
A friend of mine started it and wanted me to write for him and help build the community.
I lasted less than 4-5 months for about the same reason.
You cannot reason with people that exhibit none. I can’t even recall the final strike but there were trends that I just got sick of and quit. They were the same that you describe.
I like to think that a person can be sane and reasonable. That it’s only when the congregate and become “people” that they become unreasonable, paranoid and panicky animals.
With liberals, they just don’t know reason. They only know hate, bile, projection and suffer from having no logical cause/effect judgement.
The 18 year old version of me would hate me for saying this as the 40 something version of me but honestly I think it’s because they know no love in their heart for God. When I was young after having seen communist Eastern Europe first hand I knew where communism and socialism ultimately led. I thought reason and experience alone would illustrate the folly of the concept because 70 years and millions dead surely proved the point that things don’t work that way in the real world.
What did communism try and erase? God. What did that create? A society built on fear, conformity and the destruction of the human spirit.
What do we see from liberals? Same thing. You fear to speak out, you fear to be different, you conform to incredibly dangerous beliefs not in your mind but your day to day living (By not speaking out, by not being a voice of opposition.) and with the desire to punish success/wealth you destroy the human spirit that yearns to achieve, to be more than you are today or the life you were born into.
Some of the greatest people I know survived eastern Europe under the iron curtain because they kept a strong, but silent faith in God.