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    Cyburbian jresta's avatar
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    POLL: Where you stand in the political spectrum

    The name calling and political epithets fly around here so let's see where you really stand. The results may surprise you.

    http://www.politicalcompass.org

    It's fun and doesn't take along - well,depending on how hard you have to think about the questions.

    my score: -7.25 to the left and -7.6 to the south.

    down there in the social anarchist corner
    Indeed you can usually tell when the concepts of democracy and citizenship are weakening. There is an increase in the role of charity and in the worship of volunteerism. These represent the élite citizen's imitation of noblesse oblige; that is, of pretending to be aristocrats or oligarchs, as opposed to being citizens.

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    Cyburbian Planderella's avatar
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    I know we've done this test before. I'm somewhere in the middle of the left bottom box. - Leftist Libertarian?

    Your political compass
    Economic Left/Right: -3.88
    Authoritarian/Libertarian: -2.10
    "A witty woman is a treasure, a witty beauty is a power!"

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    Cyburbian SGB's avatar
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    Cyburbian Budgie's avatar
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    Economic Left/Right: -3.75
    Authoritarian/Libertarian: -2.26

    El Guapo:

    See I'm not way out in left field, I'm a center fielder playing a right handed batter.

    I heard a political commentator say that America is a country of right wing rehtoric with left wing actions. We say one thing and do another. A nation of hypocrits?

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    Cyburbian Greenescapist's avatar
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    I happily sit with Gandhi:

    Economic Left/Right: -3.88
    Authoritarian/Libertarian: -4.51

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    Twas my first and I am in with Ghandi, The Dalai Lama. These questions basically suck.

    Economic Left/Right: -5.62
    Authoritarian/Libertarian: -6.31

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    AH ok

    I took it, and well...

    Your political compass
    Economic Left/Right: -1.00
    Authoritarian/Libertarian: 2.00
    "A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom. Time makes more converts than reason." - Thomas Paine Common Sense.

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    Cyburbian jresta's avatar
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    i went back and read the scores from the previous test . . .

    so now we see who the real authoritarians are.
    Indeed you can usually tell when the concepts of democracy and citizenship are weakening. There is an increase in the role of charity and in the worship of volunteerism. These represent the élite citizen's imitation of noblesse oblige; that is, of pretending to be aristocrats or oligarchs, as opposed to being citizens.

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    Cyburbian SGB's avatar
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    Today:
    Economic L/R: -5.0
    Authoritarian/Libertarian: -3.54

    Last December:
    Economic L/R: -4.5
    Authoritarian/Libertarian: -4.31

    Damn - I'm not sure how to view my compass settings in light of my stance on eminent domain.

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    ohio

    In Ohio it's the "political rectum."
    WALSTIB

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    Cyburbian biscuit's avatar
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    Economic Left/Right -1.88
    Authoritarian/Libertarian -4.21

    So what would that make me. A liberal republican? (which is oxymoronic these days). The nerd part of me, which gets stronger the longer I'm on Cyburbia, would like to see the statistical analysis used in the determination.

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    I thought I'd be more in the center on the economic scale...

    Economic Left/Right: -5.00
    Authoritarian/Libertarian: -1.64

    Squarely between Nelson Mandela and Jean Chretien.

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    Cyburbian el Guapo's avatar
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    My old post:

    Changes
    Now I am:
    Economic Left/Right: 1.25
    Authoritarian/Libertarian: -0.15

    Back in March 2002 I was
    Economic Left/Right: 2.00
    Authoritarian/Libertarian: 2.46

    Maybe I'm getting high from the fumes coming off of Mike DeVuono's posts? me Mellowing - Quick someone gimme a copy of Mein Kampf....

    I found the old thread: http://www.cyburbia.org/forums/show...cs&pagenumber=1
    Today
    Economic Left/Right: 2.38
    Authoritarian/Libertarian: -1.44


    I wonder if we all wander or it is the testing format that moves the ground beneath our feet?

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    Cyburbian jresta's avatar
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    So what would that make me. A liberal republican? (which is oxymoronic these days). The nerd part of me, which gets stronger the longer I'm on Cyburbia, would like to see the statistical analysis used in the determination.


    I think the point is, even if the test isn't highly accurate, that the terms we use to describe the political leaning of others are not accurate. They either describe people's economic ideas or their social ideas but when people use the terms (like "liberal" or "conservative") to describe both at the same time they wind up making assumptions that are usually off the mark.

    A guy running for mayor in Camden, Frank Fulbrook, is a self described libertarian - he wants to legalize drugs in the city.
    Socially he is a libertarian but economically he is a die-hard free marketeer.

    http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v01/n233/a10.html
    Indeed you can usually tell when the concepts of democracy and citizenship are weakening. There is an increase in the role of charity and in the worship of volunteerism. These represent the élite citizen's imitation of noblesse oblige; that is, of pretending to be aristocrats or oligarchs, as opposed to being citizens.

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    Cyburbian el Guapo's avatar
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    A NORML guy that is a free marketer??? WTH???
    Let's ask Devono if he has ever heard of such a thing?

    Aren't most drug dealers just budding libertarian-free marketeers? I hear they also support the NRA! OMG!

    got9?

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    Cyburbian H's avatar
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    I am more stable than I thought!
    Political Scale:
    Economic Left/Right: -3.00
    Authoritarian/Libertarian: -3.13
    (pretty near the middle for what I had predicted)
    "Those who plan do better than those who do not plan, even though they rarely stick to their plan." - Winston Churchill

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    Cyburbian plankton's avatar
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    Economic Left/Right: -4.12
    Authoritarian/Libertarian: -6.46

    Is it just me or is the blending of the entertainment industry with the mainstream media a bit troubling?

    Has anybody read "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy" yet? Too bad our country (U.S.) doesn't allow public debate any longer or some of the issues raised in this book would be great fodder for discussion.

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    My political compass
    Economic Left/Right: -2.00
    Authoritarian/Libertarian: -3.38

    Interesting results... too bad that I feel that there isn't any political party or politician here that is near my political alignment.... :P

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    Economic Left/Right: -5.25
    Authoritarian/Libertarian: -3.08


    hehe
    they judged the British National Party to be quite exactly between Hitler and Stalin

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    Cyburbian JNL's avatar
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    Economic left/right: -4.62
    Authoritarian/Libertarian : -6.56

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