For as long as political leftism has existed, it allied itself with the interests of the workers. This was often dishonest, the workers were often shafted and duped but at least lip service was always paid to the cause of the working classes. It was always “proletarians of the world, unite!” not “wealthy entitled dickwads unite to make fun of the proletarians!”
This is why it’s stunning to see very leftist people like Susie Steiner openly mock workers for wanting to have normal working hours and lunch breaks. “Immigrants don’t need lunch breaks! They can work from 4 am to midnight without break! Yes, it’s because they get beaten and brutalized if they don’t but whatever. There won’t be any broccoli for the elites to buy if migrants can’t be dragged in and put to work.”
I’m very aware of all the defects of leftist political movements. I’m also aware of their great achievements. Of those achievements, tolerable working conditions were the most important. And then all of a sudden we see leftists mock 8-hour workday and lunch breaks. I can’t get over this.