At least the “New Left” in the 60s questioned authority. Abbie Hoffman and other assorted nutbars at least held the government (rightly) in contempt. Though I disagreed with them on much I have a kind of respect for those guys. At least they weren’t automatons.
The “progressives” of today have none of this spirit. They don’t like anti-authoritarianism. They want to be cogs in the machine. They want to fall in line.