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The Political Compass

MichelleBFTMichelleBFT Posts: 4,812Registered Users
A different kind of political profile than was used on the other thread. It takes more time to complete, but is a lot more thorough and gives you a little more flexibility in your answers.

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"And politically correct is the worst term, not just because it’s dismissive, but because it narrows down the whole social justice spectrum to this idea that it’s about being polite instead of about dismantling the oppressive social structure of power.
Fun Fact: When you actively avoid being “PC,” you’re not being forward-thinking or unique. You’re buying into systems of oppression that have existed since before you were even born, and you’re keeping those systems in place."
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  • RheannaRheanna Posts: 2,614Registered Users
    Your political compass

    Economic Left/Right: 3.62
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.56



    I don't know how to copy and paste the picture but I am basically just below the middle line on the libertarian side, and in the 4th square to the right of the very middle. So I'm very moderate, apparently, although on this board, I am made to feel like I should be up there with GW Bush, lol. I took this test before and I think I had slightly different results.
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  • nynaeve77nynaeve77 Posts: 7,135Registered Users
    I'm a slightly leftist libertarian, like Nelson Mandela, apparently. I think I got that result because, even though I'm religious, I don't believe in legislating my beliefs.
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  • CurlyminxCurlyminx Posts: 5,581Registered Users
    nynaeve77 wrote: »
    I'm a slightly leftist libertarian, like Nelson Mandela, apparently. I think I got that result because, even though I'm religious, I don't believe in legislating my beliefs.

    Its you, me, Nelson Mandela, and Ghandi.

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  • mandatoryfunmandatoryfun Posts: 878Registered Users
    Curlyminx wrote: »
    nynaeve77 wrote: »
    I'm a slightly leftist libertarian, like Nelson Mandela, apparently. I think I got that result because, even though I'm religious, I don't believe in legislating my beliefs.

    Its you, me, Nelson Mandela, and Ghandi.

    I like my company! 8-)

    I'm in there with you guys:

    Economic Left/Right: -8.25
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.26

    It puts me awfully close to communism, however, which bothers me a lot. I do NOT believe in Communism, although I think Marx was right about many things. But what can I expect from a quiz that doesn't even ask whether one believes in capitalism vs. a planned economy? (At least not that I don't remember, but maybe I'm wrong...)
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  • sew and sewsew and sew Posts: 3,443Registered Users
    nynaeve77 wrote: »
    I'm a slightly leftist libertarian, like Nelson Mandela, apparently. I think I got that result because, even though I'm religious, I don't believe in legislating my beliefs.

    This notion is why I thought it was good that we can recognize that everyone has morals like in that one thread on the non hair discussion bored. Morals come from different sources, but all legislation is influenced by whatever morality wins out. If people take umbrage with what influences your morals, then they make it sound like a distinct situation. Lots of non-religious folks do believe in legislating their beliefs, and having government reflect their worldview, and defend their, in most cases, relativistic definitions of morality with fervency. People, philosophies, and self can be reverenced too.

    I tend to lean libertarian and greatly respect personal liberties and small, non-intrusive government, but a sense that to 'live and let live' is more righteous really breaks down to an argument over...what causes harm to individuals and society and what doesn't? That argument can be applied to things that are illegal now and most of us connect to why they're illegal...yet tomorrow they could be seen as acceptable.
    I understand aversion to a group that seems to have their say trump everyone else's, but honestly our government was set up pretty good though not perfect. The people have been reflected in an impressive way considering, but we villainize what should occur in a democracy...where people are bound to disagree, but we all attempt to be represented.
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  • Myradella3Myradella3 Posts: 2,481Registered Users
    I'm so non-committal...
    My Economic left-right was 0.00
    My Authoritarian/Libertarian was -0.77 toward Libertarian

    I've always thought of myself as a moderate who leaned right on economic issues and left on social issues.
  • snappynappysnappynappy Posts: 1,262Registered Users
    Your political compass

    Economic Left/Right: -3.75
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.51

    I am between the Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela...hmm...

    i consider myself a moderate, socially liberal and fiscally conservative. I think some govenment intervention is necessary(regulation), but not too much.
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  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
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  • curlygirlymecurlygirlyme Posts: 1,340Registered Users
    Economic Left/Right: 2.88
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.49
  • Jess the MessJess the Mess Posts: 5,844Registered Users
    Economic Left/Right: -3.12
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.69

    I like those results.
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  • misspammisspam Posts: 5,318Registered Users
    Your political compass
    Economic Left/Right: 6.38
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.87



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    I consider myself a conservative, both socially and fiscally. I think the results here are fairly accurate.
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  • geekygeeky Posts: 4,995Registered Users
    Economic Left/Right: -5.00
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.15



    I expected I would be closer to center as far as economics - I guess I am getting more cynical about the "free market" in the age of the multi-trillion corporate bailout.

    I knew I was a big old libertarian - that is no surprise.
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  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    misspam wrote: »
    Your political compass
    Economic Left/Right: 6.38
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.87



    pcgraphpng.php?ec=6.38&soc=0.87

    I consider myself a conservative, both socially and fiscally. I think the results here are fairly accurate.

    You turned up somewhat socially centrist on this though.:)
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  • misspammisspam Posts: 5,318Registered Users
    misspam wrote: »
    Your political compass
    Economic Left/Right: 6.38
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.87



    pcgraphpng.php?ec=6.38&soc=0.87

    I consider myself a conservative, both socially and fiscally. I think the results here are fairly accurate.

    You turned up somewhat socially centrist on this though.:)

    True, although I did qualify by saying I thought the results were fairly accurate. :lol:

    I am a hardliner on abortion and the death penalty, but less authoritarian on other social issues. It's hard to recall some of the questions or my answers that skewed my social compass. :dontknow:

    I thought it was interesting, nonetheless.
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  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    LOL

    I think when we've debated, it was often abortion or perhaps homosexuality oriented, so I had pictured you as more socially right from that.

    This chart is interesting.
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  • MizKerriMizKerri Posts: 1,701Registered Users
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  • misspammisspam Posts: 5,318Registered Users
    LOL

    I think when we've debated, it was often abortion or perhaps homosexuality oriented, so I had pictured you as more socially right from that.

    This chart is interesting.

    I hate to shatter some misconceptions here, but I'm nowhere near as wing-nutty as some would like to believe. ;-)
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  • nynaeve77nynaeve77 Posts: 7,135Registered Users
    misspam wrote: »
    LOL

    I think when we've debated, it was often abortion or perhaps homosexuality oriented, so I had pictured you as more socially right from that.

    This chart is interesting.

    I hate to shatter some misconceptions here, but I'm nowhere near as wing-nutty as some would like to believe. ;-)

    I'm off to cry in a corner now.

    (j/k, misspam...I dont think you're nutty at all!)
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  • misspammisspam Posts: 5,318Registered Users
    nynaeve77 wrote: »
    misspam wrote: »
    LOL

    I think when we've debated, it was often abortion or perhaps homosexuality oriented, so I had pictured you as more socially right from that.

    This chart is interesting.

    I hate to shatter some misconceptions here, but I'm nowhere near as wing-nutty as some would like to believe. ;-)

    I'm off to cry in a corner now.

    (j/k, misspam...I dont think you're nutty at all!)

    hehe!

    Thanks, nynaeve! :love5:
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  • RheannaRheanna Posts: 2,614Registered Users
    misspam wrote: »
    LOL

    I think when we've debated, it was often abortion or perhaps homosexuality oriented, so I had pictured you as more socially right from that.

    This chart is interesting.

    I hate to shatter some misconceptions here, but I'm nowhere near as wing-nutty as some would like to believe. ;-)

    Same here. I was shocked to see just how moderate I am really. lol
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  • misspammisspam Posts: 5,318Registered Users
    Rheanna wrote: »
    misspam wrote: »
    LOL

    I think when we've debated, it was often abortion or perhaps homosexuality oriented, so I had pictured you as more socially right from that.

    This chart is interesting.

    I hate to shatter some misconceptions here, but I'm nowhere near as wing-nutty as some would like to believe. ;-)

    Same here. I was shocked to see just how moderate I am really. lol

    :compress: I know what you mean. I was a little surprised myself.

    I also believe it's hard for some (especially here!) to accept that there are many facets to people's political and ideological affiliations, especially when one identifies as a conservative or libertarian.

    It's frustrating how many assumptions have been made about my positions on subjects I've never even posted about, just because I vote Republican. *le sigh*

    *guano* Best wishes on the upcoming birth of your baby, Rheanna. You must be very excited to be coming to the home stretch! :occasion9:
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  • RheannaRheanna Posts: 2,614Registered Users
    misspam wrote: »
    Rheanna wrote: »
    misspam wrote: »

    I hate to shatter some misconceptions here, but I'm nowhere near as wing-nutty as some would like to believe. ;-)

    Same here. I was shocked to see just how moderate I am really. lol

    :compress: I know what you mean. I was a little surprised myself.

    I also believe it's hard for some (especially here!) to accept that there are many facets to people's political and ideological affiliations, especially when one identifies as a conservative or libertarian.

    It's frustrating how many assumptions have been made about my positions on subjects I've never even posted about, just because I vote Republican. *le sigh*

    *guano* Best wishes on the upcoming birth of your baby, Rheanna. You must be very excited to be coming to the home stretch! :occasion9:

    This is a very liberal board, as I'm sure you've noticed. ;) So, I think those of us that lean to the conservative side are looked at as crazy right wing nutjobs by a lot of the posters here.

    Anyway. I do like this test because it looks at the various aspects of political beliefs, as you mentioned, and not just a right-left line.

    And thank you! I am very excited! Ready to be done being pregnant! :)
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  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    Rheanna wrote: »
    misspam wrote: »
    Rheanna wrote: »

    Same here. I was shocked to see just how moderate I am really. lol

    :compress: I know what you mean. I was a little surprised myself.

    I also believe it's hard for some (especially here!) to accept that there are many facets to people's political and ideological affiliations, especially when one identifies as a conservative or libertarian.

    It's frustrating how many assumptions have been made about my positions on subjects I've never even posted about, just because I vote Republican. *le sigh*

    *guano* Best wishes on the upcoming birth of your baby, Rheanna. You must be very excited to be coming to the home stretch! :occasion9:

    This is a very liberal board, as I'm sure you've noticed. ;) So, I think those of us that lean to the conservative side are looked at as crazy right wing nutjobs by a lot of the posters here.

    Anyway. I do like this test because it looks at the various aspects of political beliefs, as you mentioned, and not just a right-left line.

    And thank you! I am very excited! Ready to be done being pregnant! :)

    Actually, I can only think of two people that I'd consider to be "wing-nuts" for the right, and neither has posted on this thread.
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  • NYCurlyGirlyNYCurlyGirly Posts: 1,012Registered Users
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  • automaticflowersautomaticflowers Posts: 3,465Registered Users
    Your political compass
    Economic Left/Right: -6.62
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.74

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  • alacurlalacurl Posts: 1,193Registered Users
    MizKerri wrote: »
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    MIZKERRI, you and I are political compass twins! My graph matches yours almost exactly.

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