Be as stupid and nasty as the thing you complain about, thereby proving that you really are all the things they say you are
Like you, I was nominally left, insofar as I perceived the left as protecting the working class and nature while the right conflated morality and money, making an idol of guns and the fetus. Now I see the left as a death cult, rending it's garments religiously, bemoaning human existence on planet earth, turned neo-eugenicist. The right is flat footed in response, defaulting to election 1980 political wrangling as if Jimmy Carter is president - Taxes! Crime! Immigration!
That said, I would much rather have beers with Kid Rock than Dylan Mulvaney, the latter whom I see as a kind of tip of the spear of a top down, globalist/transhumanist neutering/de-population ideology. The response to Bud Light seems to me the right and working class finally fighting back in some tangible, meaningful way, to break through the insularity of our elite. As for Matt Walsh, I would rather give him props for being a warrior in this regard, putting up with unbelievable shit in service, even if some of his methods are not mine.
So what then is the path for those of us who cannot support the current right or left paradigms in America?
I'm amazed at how many on the "Dissident Right" are actually traditional Leftists who woke up one morning to find themselves LITERALLY HITLER. I've been a working-class White Progressive since I was old enough to have political opinions. I'm pro-free speech, pro-working class, suspicious of big business and big government, and couldn't care less what consenting adults do in their own spaces to or with each other. We didn't leave the Left. It ran screaming from us in a clown wig and floppy shoes.
One of the things that annoys me most about the Right (though the Left does this a lot too) is their fixation on celebrity and image. "White Nationalists" will scream and moan and stamp their feet about Black Little Mermaid or Dylan Mulvaney on a Bud Light can, but never utter a peep about working-class White poverty, addiction, or suicide rates.
It's useful to show skepticism towards "X is harming/oppressing/LITERALLY KILLING oppressed people" no matter which side uses that trope. The Dylan Mulvaney hysteria may be useful if GCs use that upset to push actual actions that get trans-identified men out of women's prisons and athletics. But for most Dylan is the latest needle emoji or Ukraine sunflower -- a prop to signal one's political cred to a virtual peer group.
This was great!
I'm not an expert in American politics because I haven't lived there since 2005, however, I think it's incredibly polarized. It's almost hyper-polarized to the extent each side is deliberately provoking the other to gain melodramatic fanfare mirroring the banality of a reality t.v. show. I suppose each party does it for media "validation.
That was one of the most cringe things I've read. "Hi, I just noticed there were problems with the left and decided to join the right, but could you become more like the left."