C.S. Lewis called the devil, Screwtape.
Passive aggression is finally making it to the light of day and is revealing the sinister nature of the ego or devil. Everyone has not fully succumbed to the nature of this rascal. Well intending people are succumbing to fear of their own personal demons and joining to help the cause of Screwtape's mission. The interesting thing is that Screwtape convinces us of our goodness, often with shiny labels of a religion or ideology to hide behind it's unquestioned indoctrinated values.
The only way to know our pure goodness is to question and stand against our fears.
Remember that not everyone is a bigot and has lost sight of their soul entirely. Help people realize the good that comes from overcoming fear.