Centrists follow an ideology of (either total or general) compromise as a rule
Centrist viewpoints are usually just a compromise of republican and democrat however centrists still fight for their beliefs
Having a different, more moderate point of view that doesn’t put you squarely on the far right, or left just means that you have a different opinion
Are you staying that would be a centrist viewpoint, or that it would not?
I don’t think compromise is necessarily a centrist thing. You may just believe something that falls somewhere in the middle.
So ...it’s either “kill all humans” or “force all humans to live through any and everything” ...and any middle ground is compromise?
No. Poor framing of an argument does not mean people who don’t buy it are compromising. It might mean they are playing by Aristotle’s Golden Mean. At best, they see something you don’t.
I'm not sure what you mean by "you."
“You” is a second person, singular pronoun in this case, it references any entity making the argument represented by the affirmative in your inquiry. Obviously, you’re polling an argument and not setting that argument forth as your opinion. If it were your opinion, “you” would mean you. If it is Joe’s opinion, then “you” means Joe.
You mean to say that you are not speaking to anyone directly?
It's not an ideology, per se...just a realization that we all have to live together, there are many opinions and ways to live, and no one person or party has all the answers.
Some classical liberal quipped:
“An ideology is an impediment to thinking, a comfort to lazy people.”
I see merit in the claim.
But I don't know if that answered the question.
If they are following an ideology and not thinking, what difference does it make?
No, many do but certainly not all. Some either have mixed liberal and conservative beliefs or simply feel that "middle-path" policies are the best way forward.
No that’s stupid. You can be a centrist simply because you have certain views on each side of the spectrum and stand for them strongly. I️t doesn’t have to be about compromise.
(I’m not a centrist) but as an example I’m 100% pro gay, go for I️t do what you do, and I’m as far right on guns as you can get, I️ don’t think there should be any restrictions.
This was my understanding, but it seems this is widely considered not to be the case.
Yes. It's annoying. You don't compromise with injustice.
What's more annoying is the urge to always side. The world isn't black and white.
Of course not, but centrism as an ideology isn't the same thing as not taking a hardline stance on all issues.
Disagree, Doc. There is a tremendous difference between the principle of compromise and the compromise of principles.
No there isn't. When faced with injustice, compromise should not be pursued. If we find something palatable to both sides, one side will still be oppressed.
I've considered myself a centrist.
I do take Hardline stances on issues, it just doesn't follow one "sides" lines or not.
But it has come to my attention that this is not centrism? I'm unsure.
I am a centrist who does not always compromise
It's mostly about understanding both sides have stuff to offer and not being so partisan.
Doc - We would have to get into specifics, but not everyone who disagrees with you is a mortal enemy. If everyone took that approach civilization would crumble.
Polarization is becoming more and more of an issue, be part of the solutions not problem
The anti centrist message is just a way to say your on my team or the enemies team.
Yeah they stand for only compromise and are therefore pawns
Then a person who agrees with neither side in particular is not centrist?
I disagree, but I may be mistaken (if so, I guess I oughtn't call myself a centrist anymore.)
That's not what a centrist is. A centrist is a vague term which means you aren't right or left.