The left, in general, think that they are addressing the world ‘intellectually’ and ‘progressively’. When I was barely in my 20’s I had some work acquaintances at a well known university who liked to wax philosophical. I came from a blue collar background, and wasn’t ever exposed to the Sherry-sipping crowd prior to then. That was the first time I heard the argument that Marx was brilliant and that communism was a good idea that just hadn’t been implemented properly. After awhile you come to realize that this is just the persona they’ve chosen for themselves. Sadly, they mostly don’t see that they are no more progressive or unique or intellectually enlightened than a bunch of 35-50 yr. old dead heads going to a concert in a van.
That's cuz they ARE a "bunch of 35-50 yr. old dead heads going to a concert in a van".