I'm Leftist. My political views are complex, but my sympathies lie with libertarian socialism, social democracy, and anarcho-syndicalism.
"The question is whether privileged elites should dominate mass-communication, and should use this power as they tell us they must, namely, [to] manipulate and deceive the stupid majority, and remove them from the public arena. The question, in brief, is whether Democracy and Freedom are values to be preserved or threats to be avoided." --Chomsky