Liberal intelligence exists on the illusion of its self-worth. The magical thinking that guides it in every other area from economics to diplomacy also convinces it that if it believes it is smart, that it will be. The impenetrable liberal consensus in every area is based on this delusion of intelligence. Every policy is right because it's smart and it's smart because it's progressive and it's progressive because smart progressives say that it is.
Progressives manufacture the consensus of their own intelligence and insist that it proves them right.
Imagine a million people walking in a circle and shouting, "WE'RE SMART AND WE'RE RIGHT. WE'RE RIGHT BECAUSE WE'RE SMART. WE'RE SMART BECAUSE WE'RE RIGHT." Now imagine that these marching morons dominate academia, the government bureaucracy and the entertainment industry allowing them to spend billions yelling their idiot message until it outshouts everyone else while ignoring the disasters in their wake because they are too smart to fail.
RTWT. This is why you can't have any sort of debate with Oppressives. They're terminally convinced of their own overwhelming intelligence, and they don't need no stinkin' evidence to prove it. They've voluntarily rejected objective reality in favor of a horribly overinflated and completely undeserved sense of superiority. They're willfully insane, and therefore, attempting to introduce them to logic and reason is on the level of pissing on a forest fire.
There's no reasoning with the insane, so let's just ignore these fools and get on with our lives.