There are words, such as ‘liberals’ or ‘liberalism’, or ‘feminism’ whose implied meanings are as varied as total numbers of people voicing said words.
In a recent post by the Economist, a post whose premise I found agreeable, the author argued that liberals have become the new conservatives — the new ‘intolerants’ of society. Nowadays, those who push for lifestyle, as opposed to social or economic freedoms, act as if they only have the right to speak, they only have the right to voice opinions.
Liberalism of lifestyle has become the new intolerance.
Personally, I view liberalism more in context of intolerance than connotation implied in this post.
While I enjoyed this post, I am uncomfortable with adoption of the word ‘liberalism’ for what I rather would term ‘socioeconomic activism’.