@barbarian Totally agree it is thrown around with too much abandon and I'd also agree up until recently those causing the current cultural war conflict and nazi name calling were just as miniscule as the few hundred morons running about with actual swastikas and in the grand scheme of things, not really a problem.
The difference I see in the last few years is these ideas and lack of civility seem to be going mainstream. I see it as reminiscent of the Jungian shadow, the idea we all have a darkside inside of us which can come out from time to time in the form of negative projection, violence, resentment etc. Those least aware of their own shadow and capacity for evil are also therby least able to control for it so their shadow is much darker and more dangerous than most. I see this as the essence of mob mentality and something that needs to be nipped in the bud before more serious consequences can occur.
One saving grace in the west is we have at least an idea of a free market. Evidence is starting to build that when companies go 'woke' they suffer financially so this in itself might remove some incentive for a continued push toward insanity.