In a society dominated by left-wing groups, all possibly inflammatory remarks (Opinions that are susceptible of hurting someone's feelings, including any kind of criticising) are banned as they are deemed offensive.
Things that might happen in my world:
- After an oil spill, people living nearby want to complain about some maintenance problems of the facility but it's considered offensive for the employees and the company itself. The societal norms consider that the employees should not be criticised even if they scrapped the job.
- The finance minister ruined the economy with it's poor policies. People cannot criticise him because it will hurt his feelings.
- All Media broadcasters choose to omit all evidence that there is a gender gap on salary between men and women. Women might feel bad when hearing this and therefore, it's not allowed to talk about it.
- Medias are also hiding the higher unemployment rates of minority groups because the population might judge them as lazy or feel bad for systematically refusing them during the interviews.
The authorities and corporations will do their best to prevent people from talking about sensitive issues. By doing so, it might frustrate a lot of people that would prefer to speak freely. Furthermore, since it's almost impossible to criticise things that go wrong in the society, this might make these issues worse and lead to societal collapse.
The question is:
What is the most probable way that bad policy reaches critical mass causing complete societal collapse?