I’ve watched the “left” transition as described (I prefer the term ctrl-left, it fits well with the alt-right). However, I never really got dragged along with the left and felt instead the political spectrum moved underneath me. I don’t care much personally because I don’t really identify as “left-wing” or “right-wing” I simply believe what I believe.
Oddly there are a few simple lessons/ideas that seem to be entirely absent with the ctrl-left, and to some extent society at large. It baffles me since they are all kindergarten lessons:
- Two wrongs don’t make a right (this on is HUGE with all the “now you know how it feels” crap).
- Violence is never an appropriate response to words.
- The one who hits first is wrong.
- Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
- You can’t judge a book by it’s cover (or skin color, this includes “White People”).
- Be the change you want to see.
- Lead by example.
- Always consider the possibility YOU are the one that’s wrong.
- If it’s not hurting anybody let them be happy.
- You are not the center of the universe.
- The only person responsible for your happiness is you.
- Honesty is the best policy (real honesty, no more twisting, distorting, and exaggerating to “make a point”)
The list goes on but all this tiny little things that, I thought, everyone was taught as children seem to be forgotten or ignored. The world would be a lot better off if people started to remember these and live by them.