Today’s Progressive Types are very smug about their agenda. Typically they believe that they are both smarter and morally superior to those that resist their agenda. They can see the way forward. They can see how things always should have been. Through education and indoctrination people will come to see the greatness of their ways. That is to say, they are very smug about themselves.
As covered here, there are many costs to “progress”, financial and otherwise. If Progressive Types ever thought about the implications of their agenda, they would not be so smug. But smug they are. The question is why. Here are some ideas,
1. The desire to be smug (and hip, etc.) is just so strong that they can see little else (a tunnel vision if you will).
2. They have been thoroughly indoctrinated and can’t think effectively for themselves.
3. Who doesn’t want to be on the right side of history?
4. I can advocate for silly ideas, feel smug, and the adults in the room will keep any real harm from happening due to those ideas
5. You fill in your idea.
As usual, it is probably a combination of the above (and more).
Here is the final question: Is it better to feel good about yourself, or to be correct in understanding the situation at hand?