maybe, but can you imagine going back to not knowing what you now know? I can't.
It's kind of like conspiracy theories. There's enough evidence, often times, to absolutely be able to determine that the mainstream narrative is not true, or at the very least, not the full truth. Take Pizzagate as an example. Looking at all the "evidence" and following it closely for new developments, you cannot simply shrug it off and say, nah, nothing there. But it's certainly far from definitive. Then you factor in the "fake news"/blame Russia/EC shenanigans, and the high strangeness factor increases exponentially.
I don't think any of us can go back to our pre-2016 worldview. I think this was a pivotal year for politics. I think a lot of people have had a worldview change almost forced upon them. Is this the great awakening people have been predicting? Or will some strange new normal of extreme complacency fall into place?
I was just telling my daughter this morning how Christmas 2016 feels a lot like Christmas 2001. It was just after 9-11, when the world knew something fundamental had shifted. I get that same feeling. Something fundamental has, or is, shifting. I think we are at a crossroads as a country. The next few months, maybe even only weeks, may determine our path in very fundamental ways.
Sorry for the tangent. But it's as you say, once you open up Pandora's box, there is no going back. The question is, where does forward lead?