Where do you rate on the political spectrum?

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    Nov 04, 2010 3:49 AM GMT
    http://politicalcompass.org/test
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    Nov 04, 2010 4:27 AM GMT
    Here's mine:

    Your political compass
    Economic Left/Right: -6.62
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.56

    pcgraphpng.php?ec=-6.62&soc=-4.56
  • tongun18

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    Nov 04, 2010 10:44 PM GMT
    Mine:

    Economic left/right: 1.00
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.03

    Interesting, on the economic scale I would have put myself closer to the center but to the left, not the right. Not too surprised about where I land on the social scale though.

    pcgraphpng.php?ec=1.00&soc=-5.03
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    Nov 04, 2010 11:06 PM GMT
    tongun18 saidMine:

    Economic left/right: 1.00
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.03

    Interesting, on the economic scale I would have put myself closer to the center but to the left, not the right. Not too surprised about where I land on the social scale though.


    A lot of people consider themselves liberal but when they take a test they find out they are considered "rightwing". That's because "liberal" can be the equivalent of "conservative", depending on how you're defining it.

    Here's mine:

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    Nov 04, 2010 11:08 PM GMT
    Christian73 saidHere's mine:

    Your political compass
    Economic Left/Right: -6.62
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.56

    pcgraphpng.php?ec=-6.62&soc=-4.56


    Wow, you're like more left than I am right, lol.
  • tongun18

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    Nov 04, 2010 11:19 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie said
    tongun18 saidMine:

    Economic left/right: 1.00
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.03

    Interesting, on the economic scale I would have put myself closer to the center but to the left, not the right. Not too surprised about where I land on the social scale though.

    pcgraphpng.php?ec=1.00&soc=-5.03


    A lot of people consider themselves liberal but when they take a test they find out they are considered "rightwing". That's because "liberal" can be the equivalent of "conservative", depending on how you're defining it.

    Here's mine:

    pcgraphpng.php?ec=4.88&soc=-1.49


    Correct, but even taking that into consideration I still would have thought I would be ever so slightly left of center. I typically consider myself a libertarian but with slightly more democratic leanings then republican ones.
  • tongun18

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    Nov 04, 2010 11:20 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    PE_Teacher saidhttp://politicalcompass.org/test


    Obviously a test designed by liberals (apparently not in the USA, as the spelling is not American English). Just look at the first question:

    If economic globalisation is inevitable, it should primarily serve humanity rather than the interests of trans-national corporations.

    Here's a thought... perhaps economic globalization benefits BOTH humanity AND trans-national corporations.


    Southbeach, your statement implies you think only liberals would hold human interests above corporate interests. I don't think that's necessarily accurate.
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    Nov 04, 2010 11:31 PM GMT
    tongun18 said
    mocktwinkie said
    tongun18 saidMine:

    Economic left/right: 1.00
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.03

    Interesting, on the economic scale I would have put myself closer to the center but to the left, not the right. Not too surprised about where I land on the social scale though.

    pcgraphpng.php?ec=1.00&soc=-5.03


    A lot of people consider themselves liberal but when they take a test they find out they are considered "rightwing". That's because "liberal" can be the equivalent of "conservative", depending on how you're defining it.

    Here's mine:

    pcgraphpng.php?ec=4.88&soc=-1.49


    Correct, but even taking that into consideration I still would have thought I would be ever so slightly left of center. I typically consider myself a libertarian but with slightly more democratic leanings then republican ones.


    Anything libertarian will shift you over to the "right" quite a bit. I consider myself pretty libertarian as well.
  • rioriz

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    Nov 04, 2010 11:57 PM GMT
    The Political Compass

    Economic Left/Right: -0.50
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.00


    Fairly accurate portrayal here....
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    Nov 05, 2010 1:22 AM GMT
    mocktwinkie said
    Christian73 saidHere's mine:

    Your political compass
    Economic Left/Right: -6.62
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.56

    pcgraphpng.php?ec=-6.62&soc=-4.56


    Wow, you're like more left than I am right, lol.


    But, what surprised me is how Libertarian I'm rated - more than you. Must be on the social issues front.
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    Nov 05, 2010 1:43 AM GMT
    Here's mine....not sure if I agree or not...but obviously the test is easy to skew if you answer certain questions one way or another....icon_cool.gif


    pcgraphpng.php?ec=-2.50&soc=-4.56
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    Nov 05, 2010 1:58 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    PE_Teacher saidhttp://politicalcompass.org/test


    Obviously a test designed by liberals (apparently not in the USA, as the spelling is not American English). Just look at the first question:

    If economic globalisation is inevitable, it should primarily serve humanity rather than the interests of trans-national corporations.

    Here's a thought... perhaps economic globalization benefits BOTH humanity AND trans-national corporations.





    SB...please take the test....it's just for fun!
    ...Be entertaining to see where we all fall.....
    I have always known that I am a liberal on Social issues and tend to be conservative on fiscal issues...this pretty well shows that for me...icon_cool.gif
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    Nov 05, 2010 2:10 AM GMT
    If I'm answering the questions truthfully, I'm fairly close to Gandhi and Christian, but I can manipulate the test well enough to end up almost all the way to the right and the top:
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    I'm worse than George Bush, Thatcher and Hitler combined!icon_twisted.gif
  • tongun18

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    Nov 05, 2010 2:10 AM GMT
    mocktwinkie said
    tongun18 said
    mocktwinkie said
    tongun18 saidMine:

    Anything libertarian will shift you over to the "right" quite a bit. I consider myself pretty libertarian as well.



    That's not entirely accurate. Being to the "right" on economic issues but to the "left" on social issues will earn you the libertarian status. Libertarians are about minimal government, on economic AND social issues. Conservatives like to act as though they are proponents of small government but it simply isn't true, it's just a matter of where they want the government. DOMA, DADT, Prop 8, the Patriot act, ever increasing military spending are all forms of expansion of government that are widely supported by conservatives. The idea can best be summarized like this:

    A Democrat wants to stay out of your bedroom but get into your wallet; a Republican wants to stay out of your wallet but get into your bedroom; a Libertarian says stay the hell out of my wallet and stay the hell out of my bedroom!
  • conservativej...

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    Nov 05, 2010 5:37 PM GMT
    Well, interesting comparison.

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  • ProveMe2010

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    Nov 06, 2010 12:47 AM GMT

    Economic Left/Right: -6.25
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.49

    pcgraphpng.php?ec=-6.25&soc=-3.49


    I thought I would be more to the left!!!icon_eek.gif
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    Nov 06, 2010 5:28 PM GMT
    tongun18 said
    mocktwinkie said
    tongun18 said
    mocktwinkie said
    tongun18 saidMine:

    Anything libertarian will shift you over to the "right" quite a bit. I consider myself pretty libertarian as well.



    That's not entirely accurate. Being to the "right" on economic issues but to the "left" on social issues will earn you the libertarian status. Libertarians are about minimal government, on economic AND social issues. Conservatives like to act as though they are proponents of small government but it simply isn't true, it's just a matter of where they want the government. DOMA, DADT, Prop 8, the Patriot act, ever increasing military spending are all forms of expansion of government that are widely supported by conservatives. The idea can best be summarized like this:

    A Democrat wants to stay out of your bedroom but get into your wallet; a Republican wants to stay out of your wallet but get into your bedroom; a Libertarian says stay the hell out of my wallet and stay the hell out of my bedroom!


    You're preaching to the choir. icon_smile.gif I self-identify as a libertarian philosophically but ultimately when it comes to voting I'm republican -- have to vote for one or the other.

    For some odd reason, being libertarian is widely considered more "rightwing" than it is "leftwing", and I'm not entirely sure why.
  • tongun18

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    Nov 06, 2010 8:29 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie said

    For some odd reason, being libertarian is widely considered more "rightwing" than it is "leftwing", and I'm not entirely sure why.


    I was thinking about that too, I don't understand it either.
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    Nov 06, 2010 9:06 PM GMT
    Economic Left/Right: -5.62
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.36


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    Nov 06, 2010 11:51 PM GMT
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    wholly crap
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    Nov 07, 2010 12:41 AM GMT
    dustin_K_tx saidpcgraphpng.php?ec=-8.25&soc=-6.72

    wholly crap


    Yikes. That is scary.
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    Nov 07, 2010 12:51 AM GMT
    mocktwinkie said
    dustin_K_tx saidpcgraphpng.php?ec=-8.25&soc=-6.72

    wholly crap


    Yikes. That is scary.


    Makes me look moderate! icon_wink.gif
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    Nov 07, 2010 1:09 AM GMT
    Christian73 said
    mocktwinkie said
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    wholly crap


    Yikes. That is scary.


    Makes me look moderate! icon_wink.gif


    Totally!
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    Nov 07, 2010 1:16 AM GMT
    Economic Left/Right: -5.88
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.00 (It was those damn sex and porn questions!)

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    Nov 07, 2010 1:45 AM GMT
    My political standing:

    Economic Left/Right: -3.00

    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.67

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    I thought as much ...This table reminds me of a friend in an old Government & Politics class i took in college....Hmmmm I miss her hilarious and passionate academic ways icon_exclaim.gif