That part jumped out to me too. Always wanting to control other people, usually via punishment. Is this a personality type? Why does it seem like this way of thinking has invaded “leftist” spaces?

Like I think about the way my husband and I parent, and despite never using punishments our kid is well-behaved. And then I think of how I interact with other people and it just doesn’t cross my mind that I can (or should!) control other people or want to punish them for not agreeing with me.

Where is this control/punishment thing even coming from?

Authoritarianism idk

I’m lefty myself but I’ve also noticed a lot of far leftists are basically losers at the bottom of society who are pissed at society for seeing them as losers and this turns into massive resentment/punishment

I was gonna say the same thing. Men (and probably some narc women like the TiF in question) have a pretty shallow understaning of leftism. To them it's not about collective good, class consciousness, or class efforts. It's about being able to blame every personal failure on external factors, and focusing more on their own personal and ultimately unimportant grievances than any actual social problems.

I have a TiM cousin who's just like this. Allegedly a leftist but has never done a single thing to help anybody. It's all about him and his laundry list of disorders and muh gender identity. So sick of these people.

Yeah I'm from the left as well (though like many here I'm feeling pretty homeless at the moment). I seriously hate to generalize, but I agree with your assessment. The thing that drives me crazy is that there are real systemic problems out there that would benefit from a leftist material analysis, and yet the left has fallen to our "stupid" wing.