I’ve had similar experiences with liberals. There’s a severe level of programmed virulence they manifest, like robots utterly unable to think past their programming. There’s literally a humanity, or a profound level of humanity, missing from them. They assume no common ground with anyone, only politically defined differences, and those differences are absolute.
In other words, they don’t see themselves as human beings talking with other human beings in common humanity, jointly discussing differing views as human beings for our common human culture. No. Instead, they see themselves as paragons of not even virtue but perfection, of established truth, and anyone differing from their views in even the slightest ways as medieval heretics, and that difference invoking criminal charges up to and including burning at the stake. And yet at the same time, when challenged they can’t defend those views - but they know they’re right, and they know the greatest possible evil is the questioning of those views.
It is very disconcerting - something has been broken, lost, replaced, removed from them. There is no casualness, no relaxation, no insight, no humor, no perspective. They are frightening people, if they even are people anymore. I think they more see themselves as enforcers of purity, which I believe is also what the Muslim religious police call themselves.
They display about 80% of the signs of a brainwashed cult. Of the signs they don’t meet completely, they still often meet them at least partially (for example, they do not force “mind altering practices” on other lefties, but such things are certainly common and encouraged).
Extremely arrogant, school-spoiled brats that get blue ribbons for showing up and are never, ever allowed to lose at anything. Since preschool. Adult children with an intellectual age of maybe twelve years old. Maybe.
What should we expect of them when faced with losing or being shown wrong, but irrationality and tantrums?