Strange and turbulent times indeed.
I recently read a series of replies to an article by a college student who wrote about a living a life of faith and loving others who see the world in differing lights. I was super impressed with his tone and approach.
The comments were not so kind.... the attack of the elites came in a full frontal force of mockery and criticism.
The author of the article was accused of everything.... the general opinion (not all) was that he was racist, homophobic, oppressive, intolerant, uneducated, and hypocritical.
This correlates with a lot of what we are hearing on college campuses nationwide where traditional speech is being blocked, shouted down...even to the point of violence.
I wish I had time to fully explore how Francis Schaeffer accurately predicted this in his writings before his death in the early 80's.
One of his main points included analysis that there will be a rise of elites who fill the vacuum left when a society abandons absolutes. (How Should We Then Live? pg. 224).