It’s the post modernist discourse in everything they believe say and do. What you speak is secondary to them it’s how your words are received that is more important. Moo feelings trumps any cogent reasonable debate. We see this all the time right? Sensitivity to language on the level of the word and a feeling that what the speaker means is less important than how it is received, no matter how radical the interpretation. Shared humanity and individuality are essentially illusions and people are propagators or victims of discourses depending on their social position; a position which is dependent on identity far more than their individual engagement with society. Morality is culturally relative, as is reality itself. Empirical evidence is suspect and so are any culturally dominant ideas including science, reason, and universal liberty. These are Enlightenment values which according to them are naive, totalizing and oppressive, and there is a moral necessity on their part to smash and destroy them. Far more important is the lived experience, narratives and beliefs of “marginalised” groups all of which are equally “true” but must now be a privileged class over enlightenment values in order to reverse the oppressive dogma, the unjust, and entirely arbitrary social construction of reality, morality and knowledge. People like Smitty go to sleep at night in bliss of their own ignorance believing in these constructs not knowing that their Paradigm is shifting against them to ultimately pass them by and declare them as the loser.
In the end they are just people who are afraid of their own shadows and can’t be bothered to defend their own ideas as they are too deeply invested in the false social constructs they were fooled into believing!