What I saw and tried to do for a few years was foster this kind of conversation, and people chose to devolve into tribal echo chambers.
There was literally a point where some that were extremely liberal and one's acting like advocates when they should be allies turned and became exactly the same as those they fought.
It was disturbing and disgusting all at the same time. I then realized surrounding myself with all these toxic people was no good for my soul, and it fed the demons from my traumas (#metoo) within me.
I backed the hell away, did additional therapy and, viola. You are seeing the net effects after 5 years of hard work.
I don't see people coming together sadly, because if breath that can be death doesn't turn people's hearts, then they should go dance in the desert being insane.
As for me, to use one of your quotes. I would rather be a firefly or a butterfly of the grace of my own kind, in an Oasis with few kind Gaia hearted souls and those that believe in the true meaning and love of Jesus.