The political left is a meme in NA, nothing else. It has all but been systematically eradicated by the United States and others.
I wish there were more leftists. They preach about embracing positive space and fight for queer rights; Leftists want egality and support the working class. Why does the working class not support leftists?
Even one of my favorite overtures, “post-left anarchy”, has probably dismissed the left entirely, removing themselves from such taxonomy.
But let’s face it. It’s the ol’ dirty south and confederate flags everywhere. For Chris’sakes: Queers have been allowed to be married for longer than the Confederacy lasted.
And G-d forbid your a progressive or else you really just need to be a democratic socialist just to be understood. I’m like Bernie … he wanted free healthcare. Would that really be so bad? Britian and Canada has it. Why not the United States?
But then, slowly and surely, you’re butchered. Your public image fades. You’re a leftist, sir, a leftist, something akin to communist, only worse: you’re unpredictable. You can’t be compartmentalized. And in my small, right-wing imagination, you’re probably dangerous.
The left is literally a joke. Nobody even talks about it. You’re hushed over in dark corners whispering about it. But it’s never the main course of a sturdy conversation. You’re an outcast almost from the get-go of being a leftist.
I guess that’s kind of what draws so many people to actually becoming one. I went to hot topic to ask for an anarchy shirt. They dont’ carry them anymore. I asked for the patches to stitch one on my shirt and make it myself. They don’t have them anymore.
Let’s face it: nobody’s buying them or the market would straighten things out. Heck even Hot Topic is no longer anarchist or left: not even for show.
Of course, you look to the ol’ country if you’re the son of immigrants. So look at what happened in Greece. The political left put the country many years behind. It no longer exists in it’s prior form. There’s probably centrists that claim to be socialists, but there’s hardly a left worth mentioning. And yes: the conservatives won. There was nothing left of the political left.
There’s a couple of anarchists in the burbs of Greece. But wearing black, covering your face and smashing shit doesn’t make you an anarchist, friend nor does it align you with the political left.
These opinions are dangerous in several regions of the world. In Canada they’re the butt of a crude joke. Lol, look at that, he’s a leftist. Probably the only one. What a joke.
What do y’all think? Is it even worth voting for the left in Ontario? Should we honestly all believe that the NDP is the spiritual successor of our leftist ways? Heck, at least they’re somewhat left. And they’re huge out west. You never know.
We’ve come a long way from my grandpa on my mother’s side. He fought first in the Italian, then in the German front. Then he fought in the Greek civil war. He claimed that he was a communist, and left. He was possibly persecuted for that, and fled to Canada one fine day.
Hey, look, at least we don’t get shot, like Atheists do. The only person hated more than a leftist is an Atheist. Disclaimer: I’m a devout Christian, albeit secular. What do I know?