Wtf I entirely missed this response. So sorry!
Yuh, maybe? The thickening disdain for experts and specialists alongside the widening definition for each makes my skin itch. I think folks getting confused about what it truly is to be oppressed, harassed, and abused, plays into it, too. We’ve equated facts to reliability and reliability to trust, and it is an entire fucktastrophe smushed into a potent thimble of a mob mentality.
Also I’m freshly in panic attack mode bc healthcare and I have no idea what I was typing. So I gotta clock out. Hugs, Meg!