Is best demonstrated by the odd tendency to consider our government to be the greatest threat on the planet, and then to spend the live long day pushing to get as much control of our lives in the hands of the government as possible.
That never made sense to me. I'd think if the Left wants the government intruding into our lives as much as it seems, then those on the Left would naturally consider our government to have been a paragon of perfection, goodness, purity and good will.
Or the Left really does think our government is, and always has been, the most wretched of all human governments, and therefore should work diligently to keep government out of as much of our lives as possible.
I often get the impression that those on the Left don't really think our government is the incarnation of Nazi Germany. They just push that narrative as a way to shake things up and cause dissension and divisions, which are always good for a revolutionary movement. That's the only thing that makes sense, because their actions make it clear they want the government involved in as much of our lives as possible.
Oh, and in the link, it's worth noting that those old timers who bemoaned seat belt laws as the beginning of trouble might not have been so stupid after all.