There is a reason certain things don't make sense. Here we are, all of us (humans) currently in a moment of time when nothing makes sense. This is always preparatory to war. In other words, things are not progressing in a rational way, but the nature of things have been hijacked and directed to the benefit of only a few.
When nature is progressing it is almost always to the benefit of the greater majority. As example, when the greatest number of human beings are toiling to their own benefit, the future progresses along one line, when those same human beings are being directed to the benefit of only a few, it progresses along another.
For example: the pyramids. The whole of society for generations had to be directed toward the construction of the pyramids in Egypt to create something that immense at that time. The individual slave did not benefit, but the existence of the pyramids have inspired awe and wonder at the society that built them. How many other huge endeavors were inspired by the fact that the pyramids existed in proof of what was possible?
While the average Joe (me) simply wants to take advantage of the opportunities that better life for himself and his family and does work that other people need done in order to make life better for them and their families, the elites look at that life and see waste: effort and time that could better be spent elsewhere to the benefit of (as they see it) of society. That they fail or refuse to see that their vision is selfish and cruel is beside the point.
The elites of today envision themselves modern day Pharaohs willing to enslave us all for their grand vision. What is that vision? Who knows? Who cares? The fact that they feel entitled to redirect our lives to serve their vision is enough for me, because in order to achieve their vision our lives must be redirected through voluntary financial benefit or force and either one will work for them.
The first thing they want to destroy is the concept of individual self-determination; which is the only goal, in my mind, worth pursuing. It is the fact that I see this as the goal and they see it as an obstacle that propels us toward conflict.
Unfortunately, when individuals are concentrated on pursuing their own individual goals of self-determination it creates a vacuum that attracts those who envision aggregating that energy, that resource, as they see it and putting it to use to build a pyramid of their design. So it is an inevitable cycle toward war.
The collectivist is unable to see individuals as valuable, it is only in the aggregate that humanity has any purpose at all. They require that the bulk of humanity be dedicated to their vision and the others, the individualists who cannot be directed, must be eliminated by one method or another. The hive mentality is one indicator of alignment of individualism toward the collective. The more the hive rejects anything that does not benefit the collective, the closer we are to conflict.
Viewing the media and the Congress through this filter lets you know how far along the continuum we have come. The Republicans in Congress are not interested in revering individual liberty, they are focused on adjusting the trajectory of collectivism. To that extent the experiment of the United States has failed. It cannot be fixed. The small doses of collectivism, or individual cooperation, that were necessary to build the infrastructure for extended liberty have consumed the host and the goal of liberty is lost.