it's important to remember it's not everyone, it's far from everyone. there are a shitload of selfish ignorant fools, here and anywhere. It's not that they've grown, or represent any majority, theyre just the loudest and proudest about it.
You don't see the 200 people responsibly eschewing large gatherings and sharing a meal with family at home, you see the 50 people mask free flouting responsible actions and endangering dozens more. Just like you don't hear about the 100 drivers that avoided getting wasted and drove home ate Saturday night, it's only the stupid selfish asshat that got shitfaced and plowed his car into someone's dad on their way to a 3rd shift gig.
Anyway, I maintain some hopefulness and optimism based on the idea that it's only a loud but not dominant fraction of people who've so proudly embraced this selfishness, anti-intellectualism, ignorance and disregard