Yes, I would call it “Identity”. It’s an “ego construct” IMO, though you could argue it’s necessary for survival. It’s like an actor playing a part, a character. Which is fine if the actor realizes they are playing a character part of the time, and doesn’t get lost in that Identity. That has happened to some talented Hollywood actors, they get so immersed in a major/popular role that they can’t shake it for years afterward, it becomes their new reality. And frequently leads them to disillusion and depression (Jim Carrey talked a lot about this).
Another big divide amongst people is the secular/atheist vs. the spiritual. They are completely different worldviews that inform your beliefs and your choices. The secular/atheist, which has been promoted in terms of postmodern nihilism, probably only understands Identity and can get stuck in that. If all that exists is materialist random chaos or random order (?), there is nothing else, and your Identity is all there is until it’s time for you to become worm food (death). From the spiritual standpoint, there is much more to existence and infinity/eternity, so there arises a sense of The Witness that can step back from the drama of the world, and see things perhaps a bit more objectively (in the non-material sense) - even if for brief moments of time.
That’s not really the issue, but I can understand how you might choose to see it that way.
Everyone thinks they are on the ‘just side’, or they wouldn’t be on a side. This is my point about “Identity”. Even saying “2 sides” is overly simplistic, I simply point out the Great Divide but realize there are dozens or hundreds of “micro-sides” to each one. Virtually everyone who chooses something is going to believe in it for their own reasons - remember that Identity thing?
It is not political confusion or disillusion to question everything and be fluid in adapting to new information and new situations. And it is also a question of priorities. I’m sure you’re aware of the supply chain, food security, and inflation issues. I believe there are multiple versions of this quote, and I don’t know the source, but the idea is pretty much the same in all of them:
“Any civilization is only 3 meals away from Revolution.”
There are many examples, but right now look at Sri Lanka, The Netherlands, and Panama. Try to take the “macro” view instead of the “micro” view, at least for a few moments.
I’m not going to debate you on the J6 issue, or attack/defend it. It’s history, it happened, like many other historical events. I would point out that MSM encourages the Great Divide, especially in the political arena, to get you outraged and distracted and focused on only that (remember Identity?). It’s the old “look over there, don’t look here” trick (oldest one in the book probably). If you’re boiling mad about the “issue du jour”, you’re not looking at the globalist elite cabal that is planning your elimination (“useless eaters”) or technocracy enslavement. If you’re truly concerned about democracy, at least take some time to look into that situation. Worldwide revolution against the globalist elite cabal, which is already happening, will probably make J6 look like a Sunday picnic. Choose your priorities.
I do think that if enough people wake up and speak up, things can move in a peaceful direction. That’s part of the reason I say the things I do. When the tyrants realize the people are coming after them for their crimes and corruption, they usually flee the country into exile. At that point, you still have to deal with the Great Divide that has been created (largely by propaganda), and how to reform the system with some degree of unity and cooperation. I hope that’s still possible, though I also think we’re in the ‘decline’ phase of Empire.
I don’t like the 2-party system, and don’t wish to be partisan. I just try to figure out who are the good guys/gals, and who are the bad ones. And how to negotiate with the ones in between.