There’s a piece you know that explains this innate spitefulness of people coming from the militant left: “If you like big ideas, then try talking about kindness and fraternity at a leftist meeting. They specialize in all forms of carefully calculated animosity, in greeting anybody, present or absent, friend or foe, and anything they say, with aggressiveness and put downs. They don’t want to understand people, but to check them over… Weird ambition, bit like a cop, to be someone’s guilty conscience.
Made my day to see this. A thousand interactions explained.