Guys, I eat lunch alone. Always have.
I get that a lot of the Right and the Libertarian Right has jumped down a fantasy rabbit hole, but I'm not even slightly inclined to follow.* And it doesn't matter if a lot of people agree with my analysis, or if no one does. We count votes to determine large-scale imponderables -- what kind of nitwit we want representing us in local, state and Federal legislative bodies, what kind of nitwit we want in the various Executive offices, and the election or retention of some judges, many of whom are nitwits or at least lawyers who failed to attract clients. They're not great and at any given time, at least half of us dislike them, but it's what we've got. Better voting for a selection of mostly-temporary nitwits than Leaders-for-life.
Matters of personal belief or personal opinion aren't up for a vote, and if you change yours to run with "your crowd," well, a lot of people do, but I don't. I look at the facts, I look at why I think things are factual and if that can be tested, and I make my own conclusions. And yes, I look at my own tastes and my own opinions -- just as anyone does. I don't care if that leaves me nodding along with most of the people around me, or on the front steps in my bathrobe yelling at clouds.
* Most Nolan Chart tests I have run put me at top center, neither Right nor Left. My parents were lifelong Republicans, socially conservative (but tolerant if you kept the shades firmly drawn), patriotic, fiscally conservative, commonsensical and interested in current events. They snickered at conspiracy theories -- and Richard Nixon resigned while I was in High School, so there was plenty of conspiracy BS around. Mom and Dad didn't fall for it and I doubt they'd've fallen for the craziness their party has leaped into, either. The party of Donald Trump has very little in common with the party of Gerald Ford except for the name. I can't pull anyone back from the brink but I will continue to point out that they're dancing on the edge of a volcano.