These Leftists are in reality Right wing propagandists in guise of pro people slogans. There may be few exceptions, who may be ‘materialists’ in philosophical meaning and who are sad/angry over the rising poverty of the mass, even though the wealth is rising tremendously but concentrated in hands of few!
They, like Social Democrats, see the social evil in distribution and curse wide spread corruption in society, tax evasion, wavering taxes/loans of the big capitalists while curtailing basic facilities of the working class in name of reforms/austerity measures.
But they fail to see or ignore that the seeds of evil is in production, which we see in distribution multiplied multifold!
A good post to understand the present phenomenon of the pseudo “Left” world over!

Source: Left Anticommunism: The Unkindest Cut