You are good at asking questions -- true enough -- but you (John) rarely (in my limited experience) make any personal comments or take positions yourself. It is a savvy game to let others state their positions, then attempt to pick those statements apart . . . examine them in ridiculously (I think) minute detail . . then imply that somehow the other is being unclear or illogical.
Sorry . . . . I don't play that game. Instead of reciting some largely-irrelevant (I think) references to distant events, why don't you (John) exhibit a little courage and state YOUR views . . YOUR experiences . . . YOUR reasons for thinking as you do (minimizing the text-ish historical references, if you don't mind).
That would be so much more interesting (to me) than this (as I previously observed) air-of-superiority, one-upmanship banter that you typically employ. That gets really old.
Is that clear enough for ya? Or, what language do you need it expressed in?