Hiding behind the guise of innocently courting discussion doesn’t fit well.
I and quite a few others have speculated that your purpose here is to provoke only . . . and NOT for a lively debate. Nevertheless, I’d be the first to admit this is only a guess . . . reading your mind is not one of our skills. OTOH, reading your posts IS.
You flatter yourself if you think this would be an echo chamber without you. If the majority disagrees with you (and that certainly seems to be the case for you and them), that’s somehow interpreted as an “echo chamber”.
The mods and RO Admin have made it clear that they DO NOT WANT an echo chamber and welcome “opposing views”. To confirm that, just look at some of the threads here, for example, where AS, J.Anderson, NutJob, and some others (not including you) have posted. Had this been an echo chamber, those threads certainly would NOT have gone on anywhere near that long.
A few individuals here have complained that the mods allow too many liberal and atheist arguments here. Yet the mods insist that will remain so . . . and I and most members agree with that.
Some members have left because of their view that the mods tolerate too much of those liberal and atheist arguments. While I disagree with those few complaining members, I don’t wish to see them leave. To me, their contributions far outweigh any disagreement I might have.
Presumably you will bring us out of our stupor with YOUR “discussion”. We haven’t been enlightened yet with anything you’ve posted.
I and quite a few others here are fond of debate and lively and informative discussion. And there is quite a bit of disagreement between members. We have libertarians, RINO’s, conservatives, SoCons, liberals, atheists, etc. here. I’d hardly call this an echo chamber, or a forum that doesn’t encourage “discussion”.
Getting two conservatives to agree on a certain point is like trying to herd cats.
Yes, there IS general agreement on the “big picture”, but it is the “details” that we discuss most often. And in that arena, there are as many different opinions as there are members.
Yes, I wouldn’t disagree that SOMETIMES you are a POST STIMULATOR (again, don’t flatter yourself that your POSTS are always stimulating. Most mimic the dead cat bounce.)
As much as any of us try to ignore you (especially when you go off on this Trump-bashing binge), you will always “hook” somebody (and you count on that, and RO doesn’t disappoint there), and the thread is off and running with its own momentum.