I moved away from the left when I recognized how smug, condescending and patronizing the people were in the circles I associated with.
They truly believed, and still do, that they’re superior to their detractors and above criticism. It was repugnant to me.
It wasn’t only that though. For people so certain of their moral superiority they demonstrated a significant lack of knowledge. To their detractors they say: educate yourself.
The irony in this is that leftists are embarrassingly uneducated.
They only read articles that align with their beliefs, ignoring any challenge to their views and labelling criticism as evil. Because they believe they have reached the correct opinion on almost every social issue, they do not believe they have anything else to learn.
What I also realized was they are poor readers, in the sense that their comprehension skills are limited.
Because they only socialize with those who share their belief systems they are hostile to anyone outside of their orthodoxy.
I simply didn’t want to be a part of them anymore, and decided I was happier on a life raft on my own.
It’s best not to follow a crowd on their way to antiquity.