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I don't think the left is especially splintered though (he says, dissenting immediately and left-wingly), I think the right is just large and in charge. News media, governments, shady donors, etc, the right has them all locked down. It's easy for them to move as a singular mass because they don't believe in anything. There's definitely an undercurrent of nonsense in left-wing circles, for instance I've noticed some people pointlessly referring to homeless people as "houseless", but it's really very minor.
The fact is our ideas just aren't that popular. That's not to say they're dead in the water, a third of the UK still voted Labour last December, or even that the ideas are actually bad. However, we seem to be living in a period, and perhaps this is nothing unique to our present time, when suggesting the solutions to the problems we face is perceived as akin to creating problems. Left-wing public figures are immediately and overwhelmingly portrayed as bothersome, to put it mildly, when speaking out on the issues of the day. I really don't know how to overturn that, many people just don't want to concern themselves with what's gone wrong. Again, many people do, at least a third, plsu the others who voted deciedly against Toryism, but that's not enough, unfortunately.
It's also worth remembering that the two sides are not playing by the same rules. Any suitably cynical rightist could quite easily extrapolate from the final line of my previous paragraph that I was suggesting democracy had failed and that it was unfortunate the third who voted Labour couldn't rule regardless. Left-wingers, happily, don't live in the world of mass-conspiracy which right-wing figures are increasingly lurching towards as the inadequacies of their "solutions", e.g. marketisation, jumping at shadows and calling it a "culture war", are proven time and time again.
I don't want to advocate hopelessness, I'm merely saying that I, a not particularly bright imageboard weirdo, am not sure how overcome this current state of affairs and that the problems don't lie within an "atomisation" of leftists.