"In many persons the weight of authority is more important than the quality of the authority."
A.M. Merloo, The Rape of the Mind, 1953
This statement was true and the time it was first written and continues to be true. We see this on social media that people are following and assuming that just because someone has a checkmark next to their name or have a huge following they should be considered an authority on a topic.
There are a lot of people providing great analysis and information online, but it doesn't mean that they are right. We are dealing with new situations and while we can learn from the past we need to also look from new angles.
These days everyone needs to make their own decisions and have their own thoughts. Listen to those with knowledge but don't take their words as gospel.