another repubs are stupid study
These results do not surprise me: to be a pinko it tends to be necessary to keep your head firmly lodged up your large intestine, namely by filtering all first-hand observations you make through some variety or other of ideological analysis. Although this is not unique to the left wing — Objectivists in particular are noted for it — right-wingers find it more expedient at present to use as spokespersons short-tempered loudmouths who can work a crowd, in consequence of which they have largely captured the short-tempered loudmouth constituency.
I didn't even understand what he was trying to say. I must not be smart enough to converse with him.
Apologies for the knotted prose; I usually manage to make a general statement where an example would be more useful, and vice versa.
I was talking about people who, in G.K. Chesterton's words, "start with a false theory and then see everything as making it come true." We see this in Marxism with the attempts to reduce everything to class struggle, in sex-negative feminism with the proclivity to see rape symbolism everywhere, etc.
For an even more specific example, I was thinking of Henry A. Giroux. This fellow's ravings, which I sometimes highlight on WIGO:Clogs, are all the same: he brings up some current news item, then uses some variation on "connecting individual problems to broader social concerns" to segue into an exposition of his own theories about "formative cultures," a term that he apparently made up.