Both sides are guilty of this, but right now and particularly in the last few days it has been predominantly the left.
Yes and of course it's only a subset of the left. I know you know that, but I think that's a point worth hammering
There's a nasty strain of progressivism that has been growing on the left this century. It would be great if the left cleaned house in a similar way to right vs the John Birch society in the 60's
Some of the loudest push back on this shit uses really sloppy language (the monolithic left) or somehow introduces Trump. All that does is turn off the people on the left who could help.
Yeah, that's a fair call and an important distinction to make if we want to effectively push back against this.
The reaction to that video has been something else though. Some very prominent left wing commentators, as well as celebrities with many millions of followers have reacted very badly to say the least. Those people aren't on the fringe, they're mainstream which is what really stuck out to me in this instance.
I know what you mean about some of the loudest voices that push back against the regressive left - many of them make a concerted effort to tar all of the left with the same brush which has undoubtedly made things worse not better.