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?

They're narcissists who took advantage of the empathy of liberals in order to completely take over those spaces, and now when they're met with resistance of any kind they pitch a fit and expect to see the resistors punished because their obviously some kind of terrible, evil bigot if they don't submit.

It definitely feels like narcissism, and I have to wonder if something about our society is raising more narcissists than before, or if it just seems like there are more of them because of social media.