I wanted to write to respond to Katherine Strange’s April article “The People’s convoy-A First-Person Perspective. In particular, I was drawn to her analysis that “after well over 200 years championing the laboring classes, liberalism is now exposed as representing the elites. Democrats and liberals no longer speak for the working class…Working people are increasingly left on the side of the road in terms of national policy and decision making.”
As a libertarian leftist, I wholeheartedly agree. Most media, including a few paragraphs later in this article, lump leftists together with democrats and liberals. However, many leftists are fighting for the same things as conservatives. Both leftists and conservatives are aiming for the same ideals- a return of the strong labor class, with protections such as unions, pioneering labor laws, and secure benefits as well as a government that works for the citizenry rather than lining their own corrupt pockets.
Perhaps we would all be better off if we stopped siding with and lumping together our fellow Americans with either the corrupt Democrat party or the corrupt Republican party. We should focus less on immaterial social wedge issues and instead band together by focusing on a just economic future.