This Jesus was radical. This Jesus was compassionate. This Jesus took the side of the hurting. This Jesus fought hard against oppression. This Jesus fought for human rights. This Jesus didn’t give a shit about political power.
And, even more, he was ANTI-government. Very important here. He would have hated the large, oppressive government institutions of the left just as much as he would have hated the corporatism and militarism of the right. (Although, it must be said, the difference between the two parties on corporatism and militarism isn’t all that much, anymore.)
He was about individual action for the sake of other individuals. Person to person. Face to face. Love your neighbor, without the government or the United Way in between you to distribute the money.
He would have been entirely OUTSIDE of the political structures of today.
Which is, if you think about it, as it should be.