As my father would have said: "A legend in his own mind."
This is precisely the type of individual that will break down, cry and ask "What happened?" when he about to get shot during CWII by someone that finds him less than useful... I can just hear him now: "It's not supposed to be like this! Wait, you don't understand! It's supposed to work out for all of us! I know it is because, because..." BANG! BANG! BANG!
Given the piece I read on his dad, it is likely this guy was raised feeling ashamed and guilty for being American and white and male, as his dad was a diversity academic specializing in the victimhood of American Indians.
This young man doesn’t have much self respect and he’s desparate to make amends for the leftist guilt and hopelessness he carries. He wants to save the enviornment watermelon style.