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"Why I Left The Left" by Hayoung Terra Yim (aka Terran Nerd)

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Published on 17 Mar 2023 / In News and Politics

This is my story of why I joined and left the left.

If you liked hearing my thoughts, please follow me on Rumble for more videos, I’m assuming I’ll eventually be censored on the main platforms…

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With the exception of a brief period when I felt so “traumatized” from Mr. Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 U.S. elections that I tried to detach myself from politics completely (TDS or Trump Derangement Syndrome may not be officially listed by the APA but from personal experience, it’s very real indeed), I’ve been voicing my political opinions, both within my personal network and in public, for half my life.

I thought it would be easier over the years, but being politically vocal is still scary af.

At 16 (or was it 15? Either way, where did the time go?), it was scary confronting one of my best friends when they expressed their opinion that being gay was “unnatural”.

At 24 (ish?), it was scary to call out a friend (at a party no less 😅) for double standards in their comparison of female and male promiscuity.

At 31, it was scary to explicitly advocate against a second Trump presidency on social media, in the face of backlash from conservative audiences.

Now, at 33, it is bloody terrifying to start publicly bringing to light all the ways in which I, as the progressive radical postmodernist that I once was, was not only wrong, but so eagerly fell for and spread naive solutions and anti-truths that are harming society as a whole and the most vulnerable members of our species, and scorching our forests. My knees weaken at the thought of speaking out against an ideology that has taken root in essentially all our institutions, and certainly in my personal social sphere (only natural, since I could count the number of conservative friends and acquaintances on one hand when I was a radical leftist, which is in itself natural since I would AVOID conservative people back then 🤣 The irony omg).

However, as my favourite psychologist and personal saviour Dr. Jordan B. Peterson says, “You're going to pay a price for every bloody thing you do and everything you don't do. You don't get to choose to not pay a price. You get to choose which poison you're going to take. That's it.”

I’m choosing my poison.

I don’t believe for a second that my former leftist comrades (but hopefully I can still call them friends) are bad human beings. I personally know they’re good people, and good friends. However, I believe we have been used and indoctrinated by the powers-that-be that have weaponized our compassion and penchant for the novel in order to divide and conquer us.

This is getting too grandiose (and probably too conspiratorial for others?), so I’ll stop here for today. I’m so tired.

Peace to you,
Hayoung Terra Yim aka Terran Nerd

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gang 3 months ago

left let usa on sidewalk

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