It is interesting to me that what we (I) think of as a trend is mostly because of my local observations and, mostly, from what I read (scan) in bulletins. 15 years ago, I was clearly on the right side of the spectrum (but not “anti”), Now, I believe, I have “righted” the ship and have become what some call “mainstream.”
To me, I see a trend in others doing the same. I receive a bulletin out of Flordia and I have most certainly noticed it there. About two month ago I was talking with a periodical editor and he was telling me about an interview he had in his monthly periodical with wo some call a false teacher (FT) – whom I don’t consider to be at all.
Trends, to a certain degree, are in the eye of the one looking.