Afraid that a lot of current thinking is influenced and determined by post modernism which, in essence, translates that reality doesn't exist outside the individual; it is co constructed. Taken to extreme, this leads to reality being anything we want it to be. The debate on multiple genders is a case in point. Pure biology (fact) is subordinated to ideas and opinions. Does this matter? The Canadian psychologist, Jordan Peterson, attracted controversy over his refusal to use proscribed personal pronouns a la genders' debate. He argued that the state/society has the right and possibly the duty to proscribe language that is unacceptable, e.g. racism, but to require people to use certain language is positively Orwellian and illustrates both the danger and absurdity out there. Tolerance of differing opinion is evaporating at an alarming rate and being replaced by the dogma of -isms. Have you noticed how the term 'community' is now more or less drained of meaning? Community's soul mate, 'Inclusivity', is really a code check to ensure the individual holds the 'right' views. If they don't they are demeaned and marginalised or worse. What frightens me is how utterly totalitarian many supposedly liberals have become. They invariably assume the high moral ground on the major issues of the day, e.g. climate change and denigrate dissenting voices. Describing someone who holds anti 'consensus' views on this topic are branded 'deniers'. The justification for such emotive terms is that the subject, climate change, is too serious and such language is therefore justified. Hmm, think we have been here before.