I tend to agree that this political classification stuff has become all rubbery and a tad pointless. I liked this line in JQ's post:
As has been true for most of the history of the modern world, the only serious threat to democracy is now coming from the right.Not sure about the part before the comma, but agree with the second part while ever Trump is in the chair.
On the other side of the political spectrum, I suspect Australian would-be libertarians have embraced "classical liberal" instead with relish in recent years to avoid association with American Rand-ian inspired libertarianisn,* which still has something of an air of obsessive nuttiness about it. I've noticed that one defining thing about Australian "classical liberals": their complete policy indifference on climate change. Yeah, they fret a lot about whether bicycle helmets are really worth it, people's right to inhale lead and formaldehyde laced e-cigarette vapours, and Andrew Bolt claiming trauma by going to court over the Racial Discrimination Act; but something that is literally going to re-shape the face of the planet - well they have no interest, apart from whining about market distortion when governments support renewables. They're about the last people who should have political power at the moment.
And by the way: Graeme Bird is apparently commenting at JQ's post, and managing to sound eccentric, but not entirely mad. The medication must be helping...
* yeah, yeah, she denied she was one, but she was an unreliable nutter generally