People discrediting Marx and/or the Left use numbers that explain growth, consumption, development of a country, etc. Yet they neglect to address how said growth or development costs lives and freedoms. It’s defending the system as more important than the humans that make it work. Capitalist are nothing without citizens/consumers. Every time someone tries to make the public aware of their role, the capitalists go crazy and attack like rabid dogs. Playing nice wouldn’t be such a bad thing.