See if you can follow my logic on this and tell me if it makes sense or not.
Modern "progressive" activists in the 20-30 something range, are the children and potentially grand-children of the hateful, spiteful, socialist, anti-war movement from the 60's and 70's - i.e. Hippies. Hummm. Well that explains the altered mental state quite well actually. It's probably been said before but I can't remember. Though I do believe I'm onto something here. Nevermind, carry on with that which you were doing.