Sounds like feel good hyperbole to me. It’s a subjective term. Being the thankful by itself means nothing with out comparison to something else. And this also shows why liberalism and conservatism are largely subjective bullshit today. The whole dichotomy is a mental disorder. If we really applied the labels to this conversation, I am being conservative in my application of the term. I am being exact and removing ambiguity. You are talking in broad generalizations and feelings. But of course if you also want to get exact, we are all liberals. China does not refer to you as a conservative. You represent westernized democratic values that embody westernized liberalism. When Putin recently said liberalism is dead, he wasn’t referring to left or right in American politics, he was referring to human rights, liberty, free markets, freedom of speech, etc.