You are not powerless, you just need to accept your power for what it is, a part of the whole, no one man can save the world, but you can be a light to those who envelope themselves in darkness, The candle that sparks the inferno.
I, for one, like the insanity that is allowed to flourish on this forum. It gives us a freedom that is not to be had on some other forums.
On the other hand, it can contribute to a negative and divisive environment if you get too heavily involved in arguing with some people. I know. You can start out disagreeing with someone, and next thing you know they're trying to crucify you as an individual. People get upset. Things can get out of hand. That is the consequence sometimes of free speech amongst people with very different opinions, attitudes, and of course, some cruel people thrown occasionally into the mix.
It can be beneficial to take a voluntary break from the forum if you are getting upset, or at least to avoid the types of arguments which cause you to become very upset.
You seems like a very kind person, you will be missed, but I must disagree with you on the flourishing insanity. It's part of what I like about the place.
"Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul." - Edward Abbey
One should never allow a single troll to pollute the joy brought by many friends ---Alfred Lord Tennyson (or his cousin)(or his second cousin)(or someone sorta like his cousin but not).
"Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get, but if you work really hard, and you're kind, amazing things will happen. I'm telling you...amazing things will happen" --Conan O'Brien