Half the problem nowadays is that everyone has a platform to air their views to a wider audience. Hence the rising profile of the permanently offended and the professional busybody.
Thirty years ago, you wore a poppy if you wanted to and didn’t if you didn’t want to. The audience willing to listen to your witterings was limited to either the wife, kids and dog or your mates in the pub. Until they got fed up with you moaning like **** all the time.