What is your Political view?

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What is your Political view?

Libertarian
16
25%
Statist
3
5%
Centrist
19
30%
Liberal
18
29%
Conservative
7
11%
 
Total votes : 63

Re: What is your Political view?

Postby Mr. Happy on Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:49 am

We did one like this in political science class way back in high school called "the political compass." cool thing was it also has a chart of hisotrical figures:

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(It's vertically flipped compared to the other ones posted)

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Re: What is your Political view?

Postby omnicoder on Sat Dec 11, 2010 5:12 am

I'm just about center.
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Re: What is your Political view?

Postby Dionysos on Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:09 pm

I hate how you put people into boxes like this. Often people have opinions about politics which put them into two camps at once, but since they are forced to pick a side, they have to take part in the silly squabbles and accusation-games the partys play out amongst each other. It's bullshit.
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Re: What is your Political view?

Postby Mr. Happy on Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:25 pm

This chart is designed to put people into two camps at once.
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Re: What is your Political view?

Postby Dionysos on Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:55 pm

I don't want to start a fight, but being two-dimensional is only slightly better than 1-dimensional :P
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Re: What is your Political view?

Postby MayheM on Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:26 pm

Actually Happy is right... There are more than two elements and two sides to a political view. Something like this is designed to show that even people who disagree in some areas can actually find common ground in others. It is this mindset that I feel needs to be adopted in the world. So many people focus on differences rather than similarities. By doing that it closes minds and makes it more difficult to work out problems. For instance people in this country who bash anyone who thinks differently and labels them a racist for not agreeing with our current president. That kind of behavior closes doors and stops rational discussion. I understand who putting someone into a category can be tricky, but this is obviously designed to eliminate the... "I'm a liberal" or "I'm a conservative" answers... It is more complex then that, because we as people are more complex then that...
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Re: What is your Political view?

Postby Dionysos on Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:35 pm

That's pretty much exactly what I meant though, I probably should have been clearer that what I hate is the general situation of putting too simple labels on political opinions instead this exact graph thingy.
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Re: What is your Political view?

Postby kkirspel on Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:04 pm

YokaI wrote:Apparently I am centralist, but I don't think I agree with any republican ideas. I was in-between Liberal and Libertarian.

My real thoughts, republicans are just plain silly and they're position on serious issues are only there to (temporarily) boost big business, and democrats are so fucking stupid for not pushing an agenda and letting the republicans block bills and stop progress even though we had, and still have, the power to oppose such childish blocks.

In other words, fuck politics, fuck voting, fuck political parties!

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Re: What is your Political view?

Postby Mighty Monk on Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:54 pm

I think it's worth pointing out that, despite the questions for that political compass thing being fairly poor anyway, basing on the types of answers you can give, there are other details to consider from the chart, such as the fact that the left/right horizontal axis is based on economic views, and the vertical axis is based on your views on things like religion and crime.

Although at the end of the day the results aren't particularly relevant. I'm a member of the UKIP party here in Britain and a few members on the forums have done one of these tests. The results were across the board, proving people can be in all sides of the argument.
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Re: What is your Political view?

Postby no00dylan on Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:00 pm

I am whatever the magical talking box says I am.
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Re: What is your Political view?

Postby Kanine01 on Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:39 pm

I live in the U.S. I have views that comply with both Liberal and Conservative ideals. That's why I'm staying as an independent when I'll be old enough to vote in the next election.
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Re: What is your Political view?

Postby The Giblets of Jesus on Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:04 am

According this test:
http://www.politicalcompass.org/test

I am the following:
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Re: What is your Political view?

Postby LordDz on Sat Apr 23, 2011 11:24 am

I suppose this is me then:
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Also, is it just me or did some people vote on this as how their country is and not what themselves think?
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