I will, for the sake of discussion, grant “the left” that their politicians generally want to “do good things for, or to, society”
I will, for the sake of discussion, even grant that they sometimes DO achieve good things for society
It still baffles me how many “leftists” can so completely ignore, or gloss over, the patent facts that ... on many other occasions, their politicians do some very terrible things to society ... (the obvious candidates: Hitler, Stalin, Mao.... slaughtered how many tens of millions of people?)
At the very least, “the left” should be able to acknowledge that governmental powers can be abused, even by their own “side” ——— and go on from there with their political objectives ... in a more realistic, and careful, manner
It’s their Humanism that doesn’t allow them to see the dangers.
You can bring up Hitler, Stalin, Mao, etc, all day long, and it makes no impact on them, because they don’t even entertain the idea that the people in power now, that they support, could possibly do the things those guys did.
After all (and this is the basis of Humanism), “I’m a good person, so those I support must be good people too”.