True & Honest Fan
- Mar 1, 2020
The important thing to understand is that the neoliberals are neither left-wing nor right-wing. They are centrists. They only believe in money and in the power of consumerism and global economic integration. Why do people think that left-wing class struggles have been guided into identity politics bullshit instead? It's because the class struggle actually stands to affect the bottom line of the megacorps.There is a multitude of reasons but I think a lot of it comes down to:
-Big corporations are run by commiejews who support the far left.
-Ditto for media, thus getting the word out is heavily biased for the left.
-Fundies are dumb ass motherfuckers.
-The obsession with being "proper and respectful" .
But the biggest problem is that the right doesn't embrace its fringe. The left does and gains a fanatical army. Maybe not the biggest, nor the smartest, but certainly loud and energetic.
However since WW2 ended, the right has been hamstrung and debilitated.
Everything is about crushing populist resistance to stagnant wages and the declining political power of working-class people, and installing a managerial neofeudalist state in the place of democracy. Leftists who have been indoctrinated in identity politics are allies of convenience for these people. Neoliberals and corpos despise them, but will use them as attack dogs nonetheless.
It's not "the Left embracing its fringe". It's the Center using the Left as human shields.