In the US those labels seem to destroy a constructive discussion on many topics. While they have not reached the Commie-Nazi level of avoiding the topics it seems that they are often attached to self congratulatory statements. Having grown up in a different party system I d be hard pressed to associate with either one of it. If you use the label centrist you get thrown in with the wishy washy folks that cant make up their mind on anything. I guess labels always suck to a degree but are there other political labels you use to convey your basic political ideas to strangers when you introduce yourself? If so what would they be. What is the association libertarians have ?