Pathological state. The obsessive urge to be in opposition to a statement, no matter how absurd it seems.
A: And then I said: "Wouldn't you rather earn money from being a student, than to have to pay for it?"
And he said: "Well no, actually I wouldn't. Because then the universities would be even more overcrowded than they are already and you wouldn't get any education at all anymore."
B: Wow, that was when he really entered the manfred-opposition!