This is an annoying trend for me - I am a liberal and am all for fairness and humanity - sweatshops/racial discrimination/unfair trade and the like are all abhorrent to me and i have in fact backed various causes - but the Right always presume to label such causes as left-wing or communist. I am in no way a supporter of Communism because it doesnt make sense - there is simply no incentive where everyone remains equal regardless of effort and hard work. However this doesnt stop the Right ignorantly labelling Libertarian causes as Communist. It is rather annoying that such causes are meant to be the preserve of the Left when i know people who are right of centre who are Libertarian. And why is it that only extreme political thoughts make sense and middle of the road liberal thought is described as 'wishy-washy' = this is outrageous and downright ignorant. Are either ends of the political scale particularly relevant in today's age? Surely Liberal ground is the place to be where each situation is taken account of as it arises rather than set, unapplicable policies exhibited by both the Left and the Right!
Liberals should be in a different section by themselves. And you do realise that no matter what arguments, if you bring in the Nazis or Communism into the argument, then you win the argument.
The right wing are just quick to jump on anything that disagree with them. Liberals don't seem to (no offence, and this is a totally objective view) stand for all that much and this is seen as a form of weakness by them.
I don't think anybody can be labelled left wing or right wing because most people have certain issues that they are left wing on and other issues that they are right wing on, such as some people I know are for being very hard on criminals (right wing) but they are also for higher taxes to fund the public services (left wing).
No one with a grain of sense would ever try to claim that all 'left-wingers' were communists.
I'm a member of the Norwegian Liberal Party, and we are right-wing...
Liberal can be either in the economic sense (and would therefore by right-wing) or in the social, 'civil liberties' sense (usally associated with the left). I think it's perfectly reasonable to believe in one or the other, both, or for that matter neither.