They are growing ever more shrill and hysterical, approaching mania. As evidence mounts that this cooling cycle is going to last at least decades, they have gone off the deep end like druid furies.
This is religion for people too sick and disturbed to embrace anything conventional. It is righteousness for those who would otherwise have none. It is the last stand of the marxist gadflies after everything else they have ever tried has failed.
The reason that they are getting more murderous and vicious by the hour is that they know that this was supposed to be a career for them and it appears it is not even going to survive as a hobby.