Generally, I think liberal-conservative binary is SOOO flawed in the US, and restricts free thinking. Free thinking needed in establishing synthesis from competing viewpoints. Another reason why I am not for simple heuristics being used as tactics in recruiting one group or the other group in our two-party winner-take-all political system.
I really like this model, it makes the individual think more critically about their ideology and aspects they overlook. Honestly, I waver among a few of these sections. This allows for some intersectionality, you can be a centrist in some respects or a radical in other respects at the same point of the map.
I should make a thread so I can pit the libs and cons of PC against their own kind. *evil laugh*
On the issue of pragmatism though, I've always felt that you were the most pragmatic out of all us posters on D&D. Your arguments inspire me to take my conservative side more seriously and look more critically at my liberal biases. You honestly make sense out of conservatism and that is something that is just so lacking in D&D, especially nowadays.
I guess I should reciprocate the compliments? Okay, here it goes..."you are a great complimenter!"
But really, hmm, a genuine compliment...you are a great intellectual ally and have a keen eye on realistic/pragmatic approaches and perspectives. Unlike myself, whom, like many others, can be a bit on the radical idealist persuasion. (See I even added self-deprecation to my compliment so that totally makes it even more valid.)
If you ask a member what their ultimate goal or purpose is...they really don't have anything. Especially when I mention that I have to pay, as any student, for the student government ski-trip. For real? I hate am not fond you people. :p