These NeoLiberals you see today are not the Left.
The media have convinced you of this, and they began thinking this way around the time of the Powell Memo, aka The Strategy Against Liberalism. It was always a Strategy Against the Left.
The NeoLiberals you see today would have found a way around fighting a Civil War over slavery, and it would never have happened. They would have found a way to compromise with at least some of the “way of life” of the slaver class, in the hopes that the economic damage to this wonderful economy wouldn’t be too bad.
The Left are the group who would fight to free those slaves, or the other various systemically marginalized groups that are getting the business end of our NeoFeudal Capitalist Hellscape today.
Know your political and ideological spectrum. Know your true allies, and your true enemies, and see what our struggle really looks like.