It is, perhaps, a time in which each (wo)man is entitled to his or her opinion, however bland or bizarre. And the Internet has provided a great deal about which to have an opinion -- whether personal or social.
But new-ish(?) in the mix is the presumption that because each (wo)man is entitled to his or her opinion, all opinions are equally valid because "all men are created equal." Equality of human beings = equality of opinions.
The fact that this is hogwash would not be quite so distressing if it did not lead to vast swaths of cruelty and unkindness ... not to mention the fact that the volume is turned up. Political candidates like Donald Trump are an example. But somehow more annoying still are the sincere-mongers and their unwillingness to concede that portion of their equality that could not know Donald Trump without being him.
If only the flat earth were the worst of it.
If only my observations were worth more than a fart in a wind storm. I see not other option than to reflect and reflect and reflect some more. And I am lousy at it.