The anti-vaccination craze? Fad ketosis dieting? Near-worship of media figures like the Kardashians? Climate change skepticism? I'd go on but that's already more than enough to refute your statement.
"Less" means "not as many as before"; it doesn't mean "none". Also, as long as reality continues to defy the Warmist Cult doomerism, skepticism is the most rational choice. There are three factors lining up right now that could make the climate cool down markedly in the next 5-10 years. If that happens, it will be very entertaining to watch the Warmists explain how the $trillions they bilked from the not-skeptical-enough public was well spent.
tumbled down the mountain, careened into the chasm and plunged into the magma.
And the later Special Edition featured a CGI shot of the magma belching after swallowing Lucas, with eight new weird-looking creature in the background and Jar Jar stepping in some poop...
young, hip, free-thinking individualists
Can't say I've ever met a young person who was actually "free-thinking". They are very conformist, just to different things from older people.
I've never really understood why the passport isn't just the de-facto personal ID
It's hard to stuff a passport into a card slot in your wallet. It's also too powerful. Hand it to some seedy shop owner and you could end up on a no-fly list on suspicion of international terrorism. The damage from a cloned driver's license is much more local.
ASHes to ASHes, DOS to DOS.