It’s so fashionable these days for those who consider themselves avant-garde to sneer at liberals as if they were an inferior kind of political person. Such contempt only shows one’s distance from actual movement building. The majority of those who bankroll, organize, & march in social movements are liberals. The avant-garde usually stand aloof from such work, deeming the movements too plebeian & with too low political consciousness or they consider themselves the theorists & activists another lower species.