He is getting so much hate, but if people stop doing ad hominem, avoid bias toward crovolley, and try to understand what he actually says, you would be surprise how right he is.
Unfortunately cheering for the most populist opinions is the new trend in this forum.
PS: what I said is only valid to his opinion on covid issue. His fanaticism and obsession on Conegliano also gets on my nerves as well.
You hit the top of the nail here, Serdar. The victim to blame, imo, for this populistic trend is the rise of a so called pseudo-intellectualism - based on sheepish conformism - on a universal scale. From USA to South Korea, we are currently witnessing a paradigm shift from knowledge and learning based on academical merits to positioning and status-seeking. The point is no longer to incubate on an exclusive insight in some obscure cellar, this is far too elitistic for our "equal" democratic times, but to be able to perceive where the wind blows, and then water it down, promote and sell the trendy and "correct" ideological current in an entertaining and over-simplified manner, albeit with some doses of pretentiousness, like an advertiser to a global audience by force of a broad mainstream appeal. The concepts are basic and devoid of originality, the thoughts are cheap, yet they are wired by a net of beautiful, so called "high" words. We are no longer compelled by truly being clever, but by exhibiting a mask of supposed cleverness in front of others through parroting and posing, all for the purpose of being confirmed or validated by others. We are becoming like "wannabe" singers who mime in front of an audience instead of using their own individual voice, intellectual bodybuilders. With this being said, I am not anti-democratic per se; this phenomenon is just an unfortunate side-effect of such a system.
Just as William Shakespeare once formulated it: "My words fly up, my thoughts remain below. Words without thoughts never to heaven go.”