One of the blessings of reaching "a certain age" has been the realization that I no longer feel the need to have an opinion on everything, especially topics regarding which I know next to nothing. It cuts some conversations short, mainly with others who know no more than I do but are eager to parade their ignorance. It also gives me opportunities to educate myself, rather than waste time searching for ways to defend half-baked ideas.
The social justice warriors of whom you speak may mean well--bless their hearts--but the combination of self-righteousness with ignorance will nearly always do more harm than good.
A senryu: Wise one learns from all / fool seeks teachers everywhere / finds none qualified.