>Build bonds so if we luck out and shit goes sideways we can thrive.
This, I can easily say that I have recently, (since 16) gained one trusted friend (through outside comms) that is welcomed to make his way with his family to my family's bugout location in such a time.
>Seems that all these chats allow people to let their guard down, then get infiltrated.
You don't have to be retarded, nor allow others around you to be so. You can use Tor/no email some random 3y15fy9tf for a username. We have a riot as well, as I said you can have circles within circles, with earned trust at each level. Personally I have as much faith in the platform of riot (if not more) as any other form of ((electronic communication)) (including 16chan) that is never 100% Anonymous. You don't truly believe you can be totally Anon with VPN and/or Tor on the ((internet)) while paying your ((ISP)) bill, do you?
Unless you have gone full "Snowed In" and are using custom hardware/software/os from a public wifi atm to shitpost, (even then you were likely hit with face recognization surveillance at some point) you have left a digital fingerprint behind. The level of schizo hoops to jump through just to shit post is not worth the loss of a chance to gain honest friendships imo.