Is there anything more satisfying in this world than a right-wing argument accidentally making a very good point in favour of left-wing ideologies?
(No – the answer to that is no.)
A new Twitter account called "Accidentally left-wing" (@accidental_left) – that was only established in July 2020 – has amassed over 525,000 followers and millions of likes for sharing right-wingers trying to make a point about how ludicrous they think left-wing ideology is… but in the process, accidentally suggesting left-wing arguments.
The formula is simple: Let’s take healthcare as an example.
A right-wing pundit might rail against the idea of universal healthcare but at the same time, warn that it’s a slippery slope to things like the right to a job, the right to food or the right to housing.
Or all three, like this tweet from former Republican candidate for president, Joe Walsh:
You see, Walsh doesn’t believe in healthcare or college education as a right. He believes that “if you want them, you have to earn it yourself”.
Unfortunately for him, his tweet above is exactly what left-wingers want.
So without further ado, here are even more brilliant examples:
2. Systemic oppression
3. LGBTQ+ rights
5. Police brutality
6. Food poverty
10. Trans rights
15. Private education
17. Student debt
18. Abortion rights
20. Sex education
21. Healthcare, again
22. And this utopia
indy100 reached out to @accidental_left, to try and find out more about the invaluable work they do. We'll update you if they come back to us.