Progressives are a peculiar sort of humans. Take this NPR piece about Canadian immigration vs. our immigration.
They can’t say the Canadian system works better because they rank them by skill and education thus take much less impoverished and low skill immigrants. They list all the evidence but rather omit concluding that our system is flawed because who we accept. That would be to admit the failure of the American system as designed by our corporate overlords to push wages down. In 2014 we accepted 1.3 new immigrants compared to the 300,000 to the north that four times as many. It’s ridiculous to say Canada is a more welcoming country outside of politicians statements. They have one border that with the world’s only superpower and the greatest country who has spent 70 years ensuring global stability. They come just behind the US for largest total land area but their total population is 11% of ours.
Progressives believe anyone who doesn’t share their views are intellectually inferior. They believe fellow Americans can’t read the data. They brush aside any math that doesn’t compute because the emotions of the cause outweigh the reality.
Ultimately it ends with discussion being forbidden as the dogma must be honored above truth. It opens the door to Trump, the honest bullshitter who lets his followers in on the joke that all media is shadows in the cave.