Fantasy as a genre is in desperate need of a shift beyond feudal political relations, when you really get down to it. An LGBTQ monarch is still a monarch, an all-powerful autocratic parasite upon the rest of society – like, intersectionality without a material class analysis is only going to take us so far. I’m all for enjoying media that happens to involve feudalism (Game of Thrones and the Fire Emblem series are “guilty pleasures” of mine, for example), but at the end of the day we shouldn’t celebrate a politics centered on identity to the detriment of class relationships. Daenerys may be cool for challenging gender norms and taking no shit from misogynists, but she’s still a domineering tyrant who seeks to centralize her top-down rule over an entire continent. Genuinely progressive fantasy can do better than this.
 While I will always see social justice as a completely necessary component of anti-capitalism, liberal identity politics (politics focused on identity to the detriment of class relationships to production and material power) is a dead-end that will only act as a legitimizer for hierarchy. In other words, a top-down society where 5% of the population controls 75% of the resources is considered a just society as long as that isolated 5% reflects the general population in terms of similar identity proportions. Brocialism without sufficient attention to patriarchy, white supremacy, heteronormativity, ableism, and other oppressive systems born of class society is unhelpful and callous; likewise, a lack of focus on class – the literal skeletal structure of a society – will keep us from getting to the roots. 
Seeing as fantasy is a genre that leaves the door open for so much imagination and possibility, it’s kind of unfortunate that the overwhelming majority of it is set in lands with kings and peasants. If class relationships inhibit the self-actualization of individuals in a society (and they do), then wouldn’t a setting liberated from the chains of concentrated power be a fascinating place to behold in a fantasy context? Common access to a pool of magic for all people by virtue of being human; valorous “knights” pledging loyalty to The People as a horizontal entity, not to unaccountable tyrants or to the maintenance of pyramid society for its own sake; diverse worlds where egalitarian community networks trade, debate, cooperate, and share. This doesn’t presuppose stories without conflict – hell, the door is wide open for plot lines involving interpersonal strife, inter-network turmoil, numerous natural disasters, resource shortages, and powerful villains who seek to reinstate top-down rule over the common inheritance. Maybe a series is focused on the establishment of such a society and the dethroning of tyranny in all its forms. This is potential for a genre with so much interesting conflict, never mind the stale, end-of-history, free-from-all-problems world that anti-socialists assume we push for. At no point will we ever reach a society where all matters of debate are peacefully and uniformly settled, where all environmental and resource-based problems disappear, where all selfish and malicious individuals cease to exist. Even so, horizontal socialist democracy is the best chance we have to deal with one another (and with conflict) as human beings in the truest sense possible, and it lays the groundwork for compelling lore and stories.