I honestly really, really hate sweeping generalisations of large groups, but I have to share this one and see if I'm alone in thinking it:
Right wingers, middle-aged: does anyone else think they seem to have a higher tendency than others to explicitly state their opinions as facts? Like it's not just that they think they're right, they'll literally qualify their opinion with "It's a fact:..."
I went down a rabbit hole on Daily Mail comments (god my life is depressing), and saw so many examples of this. So many random assumptions about immigrants, the work ethic of young people, the theoretical implications of a Labour government. All of them were specifically stated as "it's a fact"/"it's well known" etc.
Is it real? Is it some weird generational quirk?