LD, if course I don't literally mean "everyone". The janitors aren't doing it, for instance. But: 1) The workplace is now a akin to Stalin-era collective, complete with block captains and everything. OK, no, it's not LITERALLY that bad. But the similarities are numerous and striking. The range of acceptable opinion is oppressive, there is a Star Chamber HR regime dedicated to punishing apostates, and most depressingly, a whole class of workers who seem to enjoy informing on their colleagues. Until I saw that up close, I didn't really understand how a totalitarian state could function so well, but there is apparently something human nature that takes to it like a duck to water. 2) Well, socially I tend to cocoon myself among conservatives as often as possible, or with apolitical food people with whom I don't talk about politics. Outside those circles though, the shaming of heterodoxy is prevalent. And recent. People didn't used to do that, not even in the lib places where I grew up (Berkeley being the exception).