Oh, this is a hard question.
I rarely involve myself in politics, and that too, only when I have strong opinions and solid ground to back myself. I also reject most labels since I’m massively uncomfortable with being lumped into a specific category. Not being weighted down with affiliations helps me keep my mind clear.
I think I fall on the side of the left, more often than not…
- Que trouves-tu étonnant chez les conservateurs?
- How do people think that 'Nazis were socialists' or 'KKK were Democrats' is in any way a useful comment? What possible point is there in saying that people who once used your label were wrong?
- How do you respond to people who reject statistics/data in a political discussion?
- How do university admissions view applicants that lean right politically?
- What is a way to improve the dialogue between the left-wing and the right-wing?
This is a US based political outlook though so you know where I stand there.
In the Indian scenario, I’m also pretty much on the left but closer to centre. I’m not on the Right, nor am I a BJP supporter.
(Actually, I’m supposed to be a member of a communist party (SFI) but that’s in Kerala and I don’t know enough to actually say I’m a communist. I am fundamentally wary of them too.)
I do have some conservative views, especially when it comes to social issues but I temper those with some pretty liberal viewpoints. Things like abortion, same-sex marriage, LGBT rights and women’s issues take precedence on the liberal side.
I am not politically savvy enough to explain any further I guess but feel free to ask.