>It's pretty stunning that your sort still stands behind these dead principles
The concept of free speech and free will is: I can make someone do whatever I want by being a tyrant or dictator over them, but really, they should do it because they want to do it, and the result will be more meaningful and sincere. It's like how people confuse evil existing in the world, as God having created evil. God doesn't create evil: we do, by disobeying God, and replacing God with ourselves, and the various horrors and flavors are what follows. Our laughable inability to keep Gods commandements is a reflection and indictment on ourselves, not God.
Free speech theory, as our early American Founding Fathers saw it, is based on having extremely high-quality education, and fear/reverence for God, who is the source of everything. Both concepts are largeley dead in America, so it isn't a surprise that America is dying with it, since our nation was founded on these two principles.
As an American, I personally cannot wait for us to get invaded by some foreign power in my lifetime. I truly do not see any way out of our current mess than scorched earth level warfare. And I'm as pacifist as they come, too. But I don't see any other way, given the current level of philosophical/spiritual discourse in America. It's so low, we can't be bothered to improve it. We simply need wiped out and new people for a clean slate.