No, no, not a shot at you, or at anybody. I'm just tired... profoundly tired at where we are, at what we are becoming. Large swaths of our society are abandoning reason, turning to superstitions, fantasies, conspiracy theories. We're rejecting the Enlightenment, running back to the age of fear and loathing. We have a massively technological society, and one-third (or probably more) of our people don't understand anything they use as different from magic. They believe fantastical lies that are not only untrue, but literally impossible... and yet they believe. They'll be burning witches soon enough.
Frankly, I more or less expected this kind of societal collapse... but not this soon; not until the climate catastrophes create widespread famine and death. I never expected our representative Republic to survive that. I just didn't anticipate the pace, didn't anticipate that the demagogues would lead people down the rabbit hole in advance of the catastrophes.
I'm sorry; I shouldn't dump all this on you all. But we're going to hell in a handbasket - COVID just appears to have accelerated these changes, just as it has accelerated assorted other trends that were happening, albeit more slowly.