People who cannot accept that natural selection got us to our current intelligence, that conflict is an essential part of life, and that equality is a destructive pipe dream are liberals.
They claim they are “progressive” but what they really mean is “in denial of reality.”
In short, they’re cowards. They reject the mechanism of life itself for some fantasy of non-conflict in their own heads, in which the individual reigns supreme — the exact opposite of life, where conflict produces good results and individuals are just lumps of meat trying to survive in the wild.
One of the essential acts in growing up is to face reality, accept it and make the best of it we can. This includes realizing that not wanting to grow up just gets pathetic as one ages.
Liberalism is reality denial. I’ve never known denial of reality to produce good results; have you?