It seems to me that most modern day (or postmodern) Liberals, liberals and libertarians avoid compromising with abstract principles as long as possible, and consider it a gross infringement on rights and liberties if anyone suggests *those* principles be tweaked.
But when people start to have absolute principles regarding human life, then they are extremists and zealots according to the Liberals/liberals/libertarians!
I also find it peculiar that I’m supposedly “privileged” because what my forefathers did waaaaay back (and I’m supposed to feel bad about it, I guess, and be ever so aware of it every single day). But a certain popular novelist is totally not privileged for what his *father* did, though his father sold dangerous substances to people, claiming it would improve their health, and made piles of money on it.
For some reason, the same novelist is supposedly an authority on those abstract principles, possibly due to being a popular novelist. (Though how merely being popular and able to write makes you an authority on something escapes me.)