just a river in Egypt!
But here’s the deal: Denial and avoidance are never good solutions in the long-term. Neither for the gov’t who lives in a dreamland paradise, nor for run-of-the-mill Leftists who avoid defending their own ideas (or more correctly, the ideas they have heard in Lefty fever swamps).
Denial and avoidance ensure NO progression can happen–they are quite literally the highway to Hell.
In fact, a reason progressives dismiss what is taking place is probably that they know that their extreme and irrational ideology is the force driving a political realignment that may rival that which took place in the 1850s, which gave us the Republican and Democratic parties.