I have a lot of respect for you as a writer and as a person. Though we have only met a few times, we have many acquaintance in common, and those acquaintance value you as a friend and as a critical thinker. That all being said, perhaps it’s time for you to step back from the current conversation and just not say anything for a while. Listening would be good, but really just stop talking for a bit, because you are not helping anyone at this point in time.
Just some friendly advice.