Why I’m So Disappointed With The Left

My Journey From Left-Wing To Politically Homeless

5 min readMar 22, 2023



Back in the early 2010’s, as a man in his early 20’s I placed myself firmly on the political left.

The internet had truly taken the world by storm, and all over Youtube truths were being spread far and wide. I learned about the increasing gap between rich and poor, the truth about the mainstream media and how the military industrial complex makes money from war.

I learned about big pharma, how the food industry makes people sick and obese, and how fast fashion companies like H&M and Zara created their clothes using the slave labour of 3rd world countries.

I was a fan of The Young Turks and was inspired by Cenk Uyger’s rant about the role of the mainstream media in allowing the Iraq War to take place.

I believed in the words of Martin Luther King: “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

I was supportive of accepting homosexuals into mainstream culture. To me, being shunned just because of who you found attractive was ridiculous and absurd.

Just like the rest of the political left, I believed in free speech. The…