Rise of America's Political Left, part II

My name is Daniel. I was an English teacher in Seoul, South Korea, and am now a writer who has
published three books including South Korea: Our Story by Daniel Nardini.
                      Yesterday I wrote about America’s traditional right. Today I will say something about
America’s political left. In many ways the ruling Democratic Party is considered left of center, but it is
a very capitalist leaning party. The Green Party U.S.A., although mostly environmental, has in fact a
left leaning perspective when it comes to politics. Four well known leftwing parties include the
Socialist Party U.S.A., the Democratic Socialists of America, the Socialist Workers Party U.S.A., and
the Communist Party U.S.A. The Democratic Socialists of America believe in democratic socialism 
while the Socialist Party, the Communist Party and the Socialist Workers Party are definitely socialist.
Lately, some small radical leftwing parties, like the Workers World Party, have taken on a rather violent
campaign for their political goals. This trend is rather scary and may point to a possible change in
tactics of some of the smaller political left parties. However, this so far remains not true of the Green
Party, the Socialist Party, the Socialist Workers Party, and the Communist Party. They may not like the
political system in the United States, but they so far wish to work within the system and also practice
peaceful, legal tactics. The reason for this is not surprising—they can get more members and make
their cause sound better if they are peaceful. And if anything, their cause has been gaining new
membership. Since the election of Donald Trump, membership recruitment has shot way up for these
parties. It has also shot up for the Democratic and Green parties. In many ways Donald Trump’s
presidency has done what no amount of persuasion these parties have ever done—get more people
to join these parties. Of course, Trump’s presidency has also been a plus for the American traditional
rightwing, With American politics becoming more polarized, I have no idea where this is heading.