Exactly. I don't really recognize them as being on the Left at all. I just call them liberal nihilists, but I'm not even really sure they're liberal. They don't seem to care about sexism, racism or LGBTQ rights, and some of them openly condemn such things as "identity politics." Honestly, I think that the gravitate toward the Left only because we recognize the complicity of the USA in many terrible things, while the right-wingers wouldn't tolerate that kind of stuff for an instant, but I don't think they're fellow travellers, not with me, anyway. It takes more than knowing a few CIA atrocities to be a Leftist.
They also don't seem to understand politics at all. I mean, not even a little bit, and certainly not the realpolitik of elections.
But then, so many of the people here will tell you that nothing you do makes a difference. It's all controlled by the (pick one):
One Percent (that was a big one during the election)
Deep State (the latest buzzword they've latched onto)
They'll tell you it's all fixed, it's all rigged. They said that Killary was being prepared for her coronation, even though every single person in the entire world hated her. The 1% would install her to do their bidding. Remember all that?
They quickly scrambled to make up more foolishness, that's what happened. And, of course, many of them told us that nothing we do can possibly matter and yet viciously attacked anyone who wouldn't jump onto that creepy Jill Stein parade, because I guess that somehow mattered?
It's all controlled by powers beyond our reach, but if you don't vote for Stein you're betraying to world!!!
Bah. Sorry for ranting. There have been a lot of Twitter threads about his lately and they've stirred up the old rancor.