Instead, what’s needed from former center-leftists is direct engagement in the resistance to defend our democratic institutions, rebuild the left, and chart a path to victory in 2018 and 2020.
Come on, the left went a little mad, now it’s blaming everyone else, bunch of champagne socialists run out of fresh basil. Resistance? John Connor, stop living in a film, let’s be honest, the most the average leftist has resisted is another Chai Tea Latte between yoga and gender studies. If you’re sincere about rebuilding the left, actually represent the base of the pyramid, not the elitist academic types that want to feel warm and fuzzy, and say person of colour instead of coloured person, because patriarchy. The left is cannibalising itself in a bid to seem ever so righteous. Its vanity and lack of real opposition cost the world Trump and Brexit, and who knows what else in the upcoming European elections. So thank you for that vain polarisation of society with real consequences for everyone. My vote: let the black bloc types and the nazi types have a big fight, and when they’re done beating their drums, and buzzing their egos, the centrists with their vague common sense and careful weighing of the argument might be of some use again.