Pseudo-liberalism is the political manifestation of Neo-Obscurantism. It is a totalitarian and elitarian ideology which directly derives from fascism and aims at its same goals (complete top-down control of society by an elite), but uses liberal values, terminology and aesthetics as a disguise (in nearly the same way marxism-leninism used the socialist/communist ones for the same purpose).
How to recognize pseudo-liberalism: the main features that set it apart from actual liberalism.
Aims to end racism, sexism, and any other form of discrimination and prejudice.
Unconcerned with race, gender, sexuality, etc.; teaches people to look beyond them.
Sees freedom of speech and expression a prime motor of scientific and social progress, and defends them regardless.
Concerned mainly with the concrete material conditions and causes of people's problems.
Recognizes the right of individuals to live their lives as they please; promotes every form of artistic/literary expression.
Educates people to be conscious about their rights and to demand their respect.
Promotes rational thought; engages in facts and logic.
Constantly encourages people to question authority and social conventions.
Keeps science and politics strictly separated; engages in scientific debate only with facts and logic, leaving ideological issues at the door.
Aims to replace the traditional forms of racism and sexism with inverted ones; openly promotes discrimination and marginalization of dissenters.
Obsessed over race, gender, sexuality, etc.; teaches people to base their entire worldview around them.
Sees freedom of speech and expression as a threat and justifies censorship.
Concerned with meaningless esterior and/or symbolic issues while disregarding the crucial ones.
Prone to syndacate about how people should live their lives, and what forms of expression should be deemed "acceptable" or "problematic".
Treats rights as "privileges"; teaches people to feel guilty for being "entitled" and to accept sacrifices.
Promotes cheap emotionalism and blind faith in the media.
Hostile towards anyone who questions authority or social conventions.
Rejects scientific evidence on the basis of ideological issues; tries to twist science for its own political purposes.