It might be that way to you, but I've seen people live and die on these boards. That turk frenchfry is talking about was one I tried to reach out to half-assedly but didn't because he was a >dumb frogposter. And you know what? I regret it, even though I probably couldn't do much to help him as a random anon, but it shows how strong /bant/ can be - 4chan represents a voice for people who are otherwise voiceless.
To many anons, 4chan is one of the last places that's willing to talk to them, or that they're willing to talk to, and it's the fine line between killing themselves or despairing and becoming NEETs like the Turk did, and I know at least one anon that told me that /bant/ restored their will to live, while it gave another person a family to go to. THAT is why some of us take this board seriously, and why 4chan keeps growing in spite of its reputation as the ass-end of the internet.
As much as I hate modern /pol/ and the Kekistan faggotry that's resulted from it, I sort of understand why they act so autistic over it. They've seen what 4chan is capable of in supporting movements and want to see how far they can push the gravy train that let them beat the DNC over for the price of their internet connection. But what they don't realize is that it's something you can't force. You can't make everyone "like" any one thing on an anonymous image board, and trying to do otherwise is just wasting your time. 4chan is special, but acting like it's a grand political battleground is what made it turn sour in my opinion. Anons really should live and let live, and instead of trying to dictate other anons' actions, try and find where they have common ground and work from there.
I also feel that you think /bant/ is more important than you're letting on, or you would have left this place by now.