Hi, SF. Not sure I understand what you mean by me 'evolving' my thinking. I don't think my thoughts have evolved past anyone else's, but I don't think you're trying to patronize either.
At any rate, I'd respectfully disagree on the matter of civility. First, I'm not pointing a hard finger at @julio, but noting all the same that I don't find the use of inflammatory language prudent to making a point. This applies to any particular time, really - in civil periods, you disrupt productive discourse; in more chaotic times like these, you bring gas to the fire.
If your thought is that you or Julio can claim an exemption because of the antics/behavior of Trump and his supporters, you open the door for anyone else to do the same - and as we've seen the past few years, they very quickly will. As much as I can't stand Fox News, a lot of people tune in. Watch ten minutes of Hannity and you'll hear about the 'New Green Deal Socialists on the Radical Left that want to 'take away your rights.' The rest of their shows say the same thing - Dan Bongino, now hosting a weekend show, recently confided to viewers that 'Democrats are either stupid, or they want to destroy this country; and I know a lot of Democrats. They aren't stupid.' He repeated this line three times in under ten minutes - his believers not only taking away that Democrats are doing stupid things, but with a deviously clever 'Deep State' plan to destroy capitalism.
In light of that kind of commentary - and taking into account Julio's reasonable self-description of 'clueless idiots' equally with Allentown's counterpoint that, IMO, could philosophically be boiled down to who decides who the idiots are - we have to acknowledge that a break in civility is a break in civility.