Food for thought (and comment);
It’s like we’ve forgotten a basic fact of leftwing politics. It’s built on solidarity.
That’s the fundamental divide between left and right.
We believe in community and cooperation. They believe in self-interest. We’re about the collective. They’re about the individual.
We know that the important question is not “how does this benefit me personally?” It’s “how does this benefit us all.”
Standing together, not because we’re all the same and we’re all after the same thing, but because we have the same enemy: capitalism, which takes many forms: patriarchy, white supremacy, social conservatism.
From The political prospects for 2017: living our values (in which there are some other interesting points).
It is common for those on the political left (and also on the political right) to see their own views and ideologies as close to ideal, and opposing views and ideologies as close to totally misguided at best, and despicable and evil at worst.