Bleeding-heart liberalism is very annoying. All of this crawling on the knees for BLM, all of the exaltation of the victimhood du jour. Annoying.
However, the bleeding-heart variety of liberalism exists for a reason. It’s the only alternative many people see to the neoliberal alienation. They need to care about something outside of themselves. And it’s completely unimportant whether the caring is genuine or performative. Any performance becomes at least somewhat genuinely felt after a while.
Remember Maslow? After you satisfy your basic needs, you conceive a desire to move to a higher plane of existence and do something more transcendent than worrying about your next meal. The capacity to care about something other than basic survival is what makes us human. When there are no healthy ways to seek transcendence, people use debased, ridiculous forms of doing it.