From the comments. Reminds me of the Froma Harrop bit by John Oliver. Link
The argument of the liberal is “I am on a higher moral plane than you” plus “You are reacting with irrational fear to a challenge to your (outdated) moral convictions”. And so they don’t think they have to answer challenges with data – they just scream “Bullshit” as in the above comments. But the conservatives are no longer impressed or affected by this argument so that liberals are now saying all this to the mirror as: “I am on a higher moral plane than THEM and THEY are reacting with irrational fear to a challenge.” So it is quite clear to conservatives that the liberals are reacting with irrational fear to a challenge to their assumed moral superiority but liberals can’t see the position and the irony of it. This is exactly what that NYT public editor said: The hive mindset which the liberals now have is obvious from the outside but it is hard to see from the inside.
What can we learn then about present day liberals from the study of insect societies? As Heinlein said in “Starship Trooper” we have to identify the real queen bee and his/her strategy. This is what D’Souza is trying to do. But were the third world anti-colonialists masters in their own movement?