Many Lefties think that the Left is where goodness resides. They see the Left trying to improve people and shape society to improve humans. They are right in some ways about Lefty politics, but people don’t like to be shaped, ask any spouse or lover who is the victim of the idea that the partner will change them for the better. Or look at the outcome of every single Lefty society from the USSR to Venezuela.
There is a core reality about humans and human history: humans only change when rewarded for their voluntary behavior. The greatest explosion of health, wealth and happiness in the history of the planet comes from modern commerce where each individual is rewarded for their innovation, hardwork, honesty and merit.
People do not change for the better when they are rewarded for sloth or indifference. People do not change for the better when they are rewarded as part of a group. Rewarding a whole school or a whole class does not raise the grades or the results. Rewarding merit is the only way to get better performance from people.
That is what people who are trying to "be good" often fail to understand. Other people do not work hard in a union environment which is always the default policy of the Left. People do not work harder when the product of their hard work is taken away from them. And most of all, giving money to a beggar has never improved the outcome.
The only way other people improve the conditions of their lives and the lives of all around you is when each is rewarded for their meritorious behavior. Not your good behavior towards them.
That is why goodie goodie behavior usually has bad outcomes.