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Jennifer1984 On about 19 hours ago
Remoaner and proud





Penzance, United Kingdom
#1New Post! Jun 14, 2019 @ 18:52:48
I found this and thought it would be interesting to see where we all lie in the political spectrum.


The Political Compass


Before you take the questionnaire (it takes about five - ten minutes to do) here are some axes with names you might like to compare your result to:




Here is my result:




All things considered, I'd say I'm a little too close to anarchy for my liking, but being in the same section of Gandhi is pretty good company. Look at what he achieved...!!!
mrmhead On about 7 hours ago




NE, Ohio
#2New Post! Jun 14, 2019 @ 20:03:45
-4.69,-1.69
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In the green, but closer to the center.
Leon On November 14, 2019




San Diego, California
#3New Post! Jun 14, 2019 @ 20:51:25
chaski On about 3 hours ago
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Tree at Floydgirrl's Window,
#4New Post! Jun 15, 2019 @ 03:57:56
I just took this "test" and I am a bit farther to the left than I would have expected (based on the politics of my youth... some 30 or 40 years ago).

On the other hand, I have seen what I used to view as the core of the republican/conservative political agenda move farther and farther to the extreme right.

It has not been a comfortable feeling... transition...

Maybe it is now time to embrace the idea that I am a "leftist".
nooneinparticular On November 14, 2019




, Hawaii
#5New Post! Jun 15, 2019 @ 14:12:43
A fun interesting little quiz. The questions I don't really know what to say about except that perhaps an ambivalent or neutral option might have helped with some of them. I spent way more time then I probably should have attempting to suss out my feelings about some of the very polarizing questions.

Did something similar before on my own time when I was bored and it gave me roughly the same answer I remember getting then. Cautiously left but mostly in the center with a pretty big lean towards Libertarianism. I suppose not a big surprise considering what I post here.
mrmhead On about 7 hours ago




NE, Ohio
#6New Post! Jun 15, 2019 @ 14:28:16
@nooneinparticular Said

A fun interesting little quiz. The questions I don't really know what to say about except that perhaps an ambivalent or neutral option might have helped with some of them. I spent way more time then I probably should have attempting to suss out my feelings about some of the very polarizing questions.

Did something similar before on my own time when I was bored and it gave me roughly the same answer I remember getting then. Cautiously left but mostly in the center with a pretty big lean towards Libertarianism. I suppose not a big surprise considering what I post here.



Yes, I noticed some of the questions- or statements - were like "I agree that is what it seems like" - but that doesn't mean I agree with it or like it.

Ex: Men are paid more than women for the same job
Agree / Disagree ?

How do you answer? I agree that it seems to be the case sometimes, but I disagree that it should happen.

I took it at face value and answered "Agree"
chaski On about 3 hours ago
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Tree at Floydgirrl's Window,
#7New Post! Jun 15, 2019 @ 14:34:34
@mrmhead Said

Yes, I noticed some of the questions- or statements - were like "I agree that is what it seems like" - but that doesn't mean I agree with it or like it.

Ex: Men are paid more than women for the same job
Agree / Disagree ?

How do you answer? I agree that it seems to be the case sometimes, but I disagree that it should happen.

I took it at face value and answered "Agree"


Yes. I had that same issue.
bob_the_fisherman On November 15, 2019
Anatidaephobic





, Angola
#8New Post! Jun 17, 2019 @ 10:17:31


Ghandi was a Nazi... whodda thunk
chaski On about 3 hours ago
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Tree at Floydgirrl's Window,
#10New Post! Jun 17, 2019 @ 14:15:49



So you are actually a moderate leftist-liberal.

Interesting.

LiquidifcationOfSelf On September 16, 2019




, North Dakota
#11New Post! Jun 17, 2019 @ 15:14:24
Economic Left/Right: 8.5
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.33


I'm a Herman Hoppean Minarchist. my ideology is pretty right-winged. I would of thought I would've scored a bit lower in Social and Authoritarian.
bob_the_fisherman On November 15, 2019
Anatidaephobic





, Angola
#12New Post! Jun 17, 2019 @ 20:38:17
@chaski Said

So you are actually a moderate leftist-liberal.

Interesting.




Yep, it is disconcerting. I'm closer to Ghandi and Hitler than I'm comfortable with...
chaski On about 3 hours ago
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Tree at Floydgirrl's Window,
#13New Post! Jun 17, 2019 @ 20:59:13
@bob_the_fisherman Said

Yep, it is disconcerting. I'm closer to Ghandi and Hitler than I'm comfortable with...



I think you are misplacing Hitler... he is nowhere near you and Ghandi.





It's probably, in part, because you have been fooled by the word "socialist" in the "National Socialist German Workers' Party" (aka the Nazis).

However, as you well know, just because a word is in the name of a political party (or a country) it does not mean that is what the party (or country) actually is. The "Democratic People's Republic of Korea" is a prime example, which I am sure you don't need for me to explain to you.

Yes, the Nazis had a limited few socialist like policies. They were not, however, even close to being true socialists. Hitler and his regime were center-right authoritarian.

I'm sure you will disagree, but your disagreement is just your tendency to play the devils advocate.
bob_the_fisherman On November 15, 2019
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, Angola
#14New Post! Jun 17, 2019 @ 22:08:49
@chaski Said

I think you are misplacing Hitler... he is nowhere near you and Ghandi.





It's probably, in part, because you have been fooled by the word "socialist" in the "National Socialist German Workers' Party" (aka the Nazis).

However, as you well know, just because a word is in the name of a political party (or a country) it does not mean that is what the party (or country) actually is. The "Democratic People's Republic of Korea" is a prime example, which I am sure you don't need for me to explain to you.

Yes, the Nazis had a limited few socialist like policies. They were not, however, even close to being true socialists. Hitler and his regime were center-right authoritarian.

I'm sure you will disagree, but your disagreement is just your tendency to play the devils advocate.


Left and right are of limited value at the best of times, but of no value whatsoever when people claim Nazism and fascism are on the right. I understand why academics (who tend toward the left) are all desperate to demonise these two ideas and call them right wing - it deflects from the fact that the most murderous people in history are predominantly on the left, and allows them to pretend that Marxism is not authoritarian in its ideological conception and brutally despotic in practice.

When you have no choice but to claim Stalin, Pol Pot, Ho, Mao etc., I guess you want to palm off anyone else you can. Reaching 100,000,000 dead people in less than 100 years last century (the all time record for ideological killing by the way - it took Islam a few centuries), is bad enough. Adding a world war to it, and fascism? Not even the leftists could bear that. So, they lie.

What makes Nazism right wing? Is it the nationalist element? No.

The current state of "Communist" China is a lot like Nazism, only further to the right in terms of it's economically liberal policies (in that it allows non-national interests to participate). And in the past Communist China and the Soviet Union fought over their respective national interest. And as any of us who are over the age of 30 know damned well, trade labour unions in the west were once very nationalistic and openly placed their own workers above the global proletarian movement. So the lie that nationalism has no home on the left is absurd.

As I have said here before, I am not on the right. That does not mean I will suck the lefty propagandists teat though.

Nazism;

wanted government control of education (sounds like SJWs to me).
wanted government control of healthcare (sounds like SJWs to me).
wanted government control of the economy (sounds like SJWs to me).
placed the common good above the individual (sounds like SJWs to me).
believed one race was privileged (sounds like SJWs to me).
called for "social justice" against the privileged race (sounds like SJWs to me).
advocated the silencing of dissent (sounds like SJWs to me).
used violence against dissenters (sounds like SJWs to me).
wanted to eradicate ideas (sounds like SJWs to me).

Are the SJW/"Progressive"/"Democratic Socialists" on the left or right? They have a lot in common with Nazis.
chaski On about 3 hours ago
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Tree at Floydgirrl's Window,
#15New Post! Jun 17, 2019 @ 23:36:58
@bob_the_fisherman Said

Left and right are of limited value at the best of times, but of no value whatsoever when people claim Nazism and fascism are on the right. I understand why academics (who tend toward the left) are all desperate to demonise these two ideas and call them right wing - it deflects from the fact that the most murderous people in history are predominantly on the left, and allows them to pretend that Marxism is not authoritarian in its ideological conception and brutally despotic in practice.

When you have no choice but to claim Stalin, Pol Pot, Ho, Mao etc......


Blah blah blah

As usual you go spinning off in to tangents that are irrelevant... but it is as I expected from you...

At any rate your confession to having a Nazi belief system is at least interesting.
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