Bruce:

You are quite correct to “expand” Hinderaker’s critique.
Let me expand yours, if I may.

It is not simply to transform our government or society, rather, the leftist loonie-toons are determined to destroy (transform, anyone?) our culture and the “Common Mind” (much less common law) that has enabled the West to outstrip all other cultural / political formulations during the past five centuries.
A society filled and, perhaps, motivated by self-loathing soon reduces itself to folly, weakness and intemperance.

Sadly, that is where we are today.