They got a brand new dance (come on), you gotta move your muscle
Brand new dance, it's called the Cupid Shuffle
It don't matter if you're young or you're old (here we go)
We gone show you how it go (hey hey)
to the left, to the left, to the left....
("Cupid Shuffle" - Cupid)
politics, theology, life...many things can be aligned into liberal/conservative categories.
In my experienced, every single time (seriously, no exceptions) that I've encountered a person who says that they're neither liberal or conservative, they think like a liberal, vote like a liberal, talk like a liberal.
When I run across a person who says that in some ways they lean liberal, in other ways, conservative, they can point to some of those ways.
1) I've found that "evasion = liberal"
I've also found that only the liberal cause is helped by changing the center.
Pick a topic...gay marriage. The political gay lobby pick a point somewhat left of center and begin calling it "center." As the leftist continue their march to the left, that "left of center" point seems more reasonable, and it becomes accepted as "center."
At which point the leftists move further left, and those on the right, **WHO HAVE NOT CHANGED THEIR POSITIONS** are now labeled "far rights" and "fringe."
"Conservatives" now become "center," in order to be avoid being viewed as "extremists" but that "center" is where the left used to be.
I've been called some pretty foul names. Why? Because I dare to suggest that people of faith should not be forced by law to participate in ceremonies that violate their conscience.
If one thinks that a Christian should be able to opt out of catering a gay commitment ceremony, they are now "bigots"
2) Leftists don't want the right to compromise. They want capitulation.
I recently read a post about "New Wave Complementarianism" - looks like "old wave egalitarianism" to me. The author had made a move (and a good one, from one other of her posts I read) and adjusted her stand accordingly. But adjusting your position should mean adjusting the description you take. For instance, if a conservative begins leaning to the liberal, they should call themselves "liberal" and not try to call themselves "new wave conservative". Okay, this is a rehash of #2, only from an ethical viewpoint.
3) if you call yourself "new" anything, you're probably not. Check the "old" definitions and see which one fits.
I'm not going to play "Leftist says" and move "to the left, to the left"