Why I’m So Disappointed With The Left

My Journey From Left-Wing To Politically Homeless

5 min readMar 22



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 mainstream media was controlled by powerful forces, but I believed the left would always speak truth to power and unravel their lies. I believed that all speech should be allowed and nothing should be censored or cancelled.

Giant corporations had a strangle-hold on the world, but I was hopeful. A giant left-wing force was spreading online and people were waking up. The younger generation, like me, were being educated by Youtube, not by controlled mainstream media.

I felt that, as the older generations, stuck in their rigid world-views, faded away, millennials would inherit the world and create something spectacular.

Then, in around 2015, something changed. The left became “Woke”

I began to hear that “it’s impossible to be racist to white people because they hold all the power”. This confused me, but I nodded along, assuming I was missing something.




Author of: Media Vs Reality — A Guide To The New World. Available here: https://mediavsreality.com/product/the-ebook/