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robotfacemember
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Posted:
I thought it would be interesting to post this.

https://www.politicalcompass.org/

Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: -3.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.21

eh, that's a bit more extreme then I expected and then what I have received a few years ago on the same website, but they have changed their questions around.

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Posted:
Aaargh! Does anyone else suffer screen -reeze and system-lockup with Psy's avatar or is it just me?

Sorry hun hug

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jarleGOLD Member
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Posted:
I can see it just fine - it reminds me of a webcomic!

Kupo!


BirgitBRONZE Member
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Posted:
 Written by: PsyRush


 Written by: Birgit


So if I think (and click) that astrology's nonsense, does that make me libertarian because I choose to use my brain, or authoritarian because I'm not a hopeless new-ager?




only a Taurus would say something like that ubbrollsmile



So, I have a star sign that makes me intrinsically dubious about star signs? Cool biggrin hug

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SeyeSILVER Member
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Posted:
Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: -7.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.13

The questions are definitely weighted. They tend to lead you towards more leftist, liberal answers.

Although I have been described as a lefty with anarchic tendencies before...

SeyeSILVER Member
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Posted:
and again...

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 Written by:

You want government out of your personal life. On the other hand, you want more government in your economic life. This puts you closest to either the Green Party or the radical wing of the Democratic Party. You might even consider yourself a socialist, or a true communist (as opposed to the state capitalists who ran the old Soviet Union). Approximately 3% of the takers of this quiz scored in this area, 18% for all liberals outside the centrist circle.



Maybe, despite my denial, I am just a damn hippy! ubblol

Gnarly CraniumSILVER Member
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Posted:
First quiz:
Economic Left/Right: -7.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.21

Second:
https://www.quiz2d.com/quiz/resultGraph.p...cialLiberal.png

"You want government out of people's personal lives, but you appear to desire some continued government control over people's economic activities. There is no political party that represents your views. You need a mix of Democratic, Libertarian and possibly Green politicians in office. The ratio between these depends on how high up your dot is on the chart. (The Green Party probably runs the most candidates with your views, but the overall Green Party platform is much more socialistic than you are.)

Approximately 12% of the takers of this quiz scored in this area, 18% for all liberals outside the centrist circle. "



One problem I'm having is that certain issues I don't really know that much about, to say one way or the other. Other stuff-- gun control for instance-- I just plain haven't decided yet. Still, if I'm sitting right between Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama I can't be doing too badly.

"Ours is not to question The Head; it is enough to revel in the ubiquitous inanity of The Head, the unwanted proximity of The Head, the unrelenting HellPresence of The Head, indeed the very UNYIELDING IRRELEVANCE of The Head!" --Revelation X


_khan_SILVER Member
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Posted:
First:
Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: -4.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.38

Second:
(Moderate) Libertarian

"You desire substantially less government control of both personal and economic activity than is presently the case in the U.S. According to some definitions, this makes you a libertarian. According to other definitions, including the Libertarian Party's membership oath, the word "libertarian" is restricted to those who want considerably smaller government than you desire. Maybe some other term is needed for you, such as freedom lover...

Approximately 22% of the takers of this quiz scored in this area, 31% for all libertarians outside the centrist circle."

I personally like being a "freedom lover"! ubblol

taken out of context i must seem so strange
~ ani di franco


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Posted:
funny that everyone's on the left-ish side.. spinning attracts a certain crowd i guess

faith enfireBRONZE Member
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Posted:
no it's just wrong, because I am so not on the left side, I shall truly drown myself if it were true smile

Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed


Wild ChildSILVER Member
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Posted:
First (as before)

Economic -7

Social -3.85



Second



You want government out of people's personal lives, but you appear to desire some continued government control over people's economic activities. There is no political party that represents your views. You need a mix of Democratic, Libertarian and possibly Green politicians in office. The ratio between these depends on how high up your dot is on the chart.[ very high] (The Green Party probably runs the most candidates with your views, but the overall Green Party platform is much more socialistic than you are.)



Approximately 12% of the takers of this quiz scored in this area, 18% for all liberals outside the centrist circle.



Interesting, always thought of myself as a leftie but think I'm getting bitter and twisted in my old age shrug

Actually i'm frequently in despair at the money-taking (not making) antics and prevelance of 'celebrity' culture and the masses' predilection for consuming it - so i guess i just don't trust the beggars to do right for themselves, never mind the wider society/community.



Truly, celebrity is the new religion and religion is the opium of the masses.... ubbcrying



That said, personal freedom is a given - maybe I'm a Hippie Control -freak ubblol



Off to the 'Shout it from the Rooftops' thread for me..... ubblol

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_khan_SILVER Member
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Posted:
 Written by: faithinfire


no it's just wrong, because I am so not on the left side, I shall truly drown myself if it were true smile



Oh left and right, what does it all mean really? Those definitions in the U.S. have been so distorted by the extremes on both sides that I really feel like most people are more to the center or closer to the "other" side than they realize. Extreme left-y p.c. people are just as fascist as extreme right-wingers, in my book. They're just fascist about different things, but fascism is fascism. Or people's "left" or "right" identification is determined by only a portion of the full range of issues that exist, or they identify as one way out of a rejection of what they think the "other" is as opposed to actually fully embracing the agenda of who they want to identify with. Many members of my family vote Republican, not because they agree with the agenda of the current administration, but because they have in mind a stereotype of what Democrats are and don't want to be that. It's ridiculous and points out the flaws inherent in a 2 (viable) party system and either/or thinking.

And it's all just distraction from what really matters anyway. I think if in the U.S. the conversation started turning towards class and economic matters, rather than political affiliation as defined by surveys like these we'd really start getting somewhere. /rant

faith: I just want to be clear that this post is not really a direct comment on your post or judging your politics, but your comment did remind me of this feeling I've had for a while now about U.S. political life.

taken out of context i must seem so strange
~ ani di franco


faith enfireBRONZE Member
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Posted:
ok, I'm really not that argumentive, I promise

Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed


Rouge DragonBRONZE Member
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Posted:
No I support FiF that the site is a bit dodgy. *points to where i said it too somewhere*

as much as we're stereotypically hippies on here, it's rather suspicious that we're all in the left spectrum.

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

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MikeGinnyGOLD Member
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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


Posted:
Your political compass

Economic Left/Right: -6.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.56


Apparently I got more liberal in my old age?

-Mike

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A buckuht n a hooze! -Valura


Wild ChildSILVER Member
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Posted:
More liberal? Doc? eek ubblol

'The last rays of crimson on the spindle tree as the cerise fruit splits and reveals its orange seeds in a gloriously clashing colour scheme no-one would ever dare to wear'
Euonymous Europeus


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