how left/right wing are you?


View Poll Results: where do u put yourself on a scale of 1 (extreme left) to 10 (extreme right)?
1 1 2.00%
2 2 4.00%
3 7 14.00%
4 9 18.00%
5 10 20.00%
6 7 14.00%
7 8 16.00%
8 4 8.00%
9 1 2.00%
10 1 2.00%
Voters: 50. You may not vote on this poll

hermanntrude
#1
on a scale of 1 (extreme left) to 10 (extreme right) where would you put yourself?

less talking, more voting.
 
CDNBear
#2
Quote: Originally Posted by hermanntrudeView Post

on a scale of 1 (extreme left) to 10 (extreme right) where would you put yourself?

less talking, more voting.

Oddly and I'm sure shockingly to some here, my political compass test says I'm 4 squares to the left of center and 3 squares towords libertarian.

Try it...
www.politicalcompass.org/questionnaire (external - login to view)
 
Tonington
#3
When i did it, I also was 4 squares left, and 6 south! That kinda shocked me...
 
hermanntrude
#4
apparently i'm ghandi
 
L Gilbert
No Party Affiliation
#5
I was -0.3 (Just about dead center) and about -7 (extremely libertarian).
 
eh1eh
#6
Libertaian? They seem to have a lot of those quizes. Seen two in the last five minutes.
Good poll Herm, bet there are a heck of a lot of 4's here.
Last edited by eh1eh; Jan 24th, 2007 at 05:59 PM..Reason: speling
 
L Gilbert
No Party Affiliation
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by hermanntrudeView Post

apparently i'm ghandi

Why? Are you a funny-looking, skinny, little fellow?
 
L Gilbert
No Party Affiliation
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by eh1ehView Post

Libertaian? They seem to have a lot of those quizes. Seen two in the last five minutes.
Good poll Herm, bet there are a heck of a lot of 4's here.

I posted about a half dozen political quizes somewhere in here.
 
CDNBear
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by L GilbertView Post

I posted about a half dozen political quizes somewhere in here.

Yes you did, where do you think I found the test, lol.
 
Sparrow
#10
I am a left libertarian, 3 squares to the left and 2 down
 
Kreskin
#11
 
L Gilbert
No Party Affiliation
#12
Awooo. Fancy Kreskin.
 
karrie
No Party Affiliation
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by hermanntrudeView Post

apparently i'm ghandi

I was right near ghandi too. Damn we're good.
 
L Gilbert
No Party Affiliation
#14
I appear to be somewhere close to Tenzin Gyatso, although he's a smidgeon left of me and a bit more authoritarian.
 
hermanntrude
#15
interesting to note that GWB is almost as much of a fascist as robert mugabe.
 
TomG
#16
Left 9 and down 5 for me. Just call me a gut level primitive communist and I’ll own that label--as long as nobody calls me a Marxist, or any other kind of ‘ist’ for that matter. What I am suites where I live. It’s a way of life rather than an exercise in applying an ‘ology’ of some sort. I live in a bush municipality of about 250 residents spread over 600 sq miles in a narrow strip along a river.

My bush follows the rules of life in the bush found across most of the world. In the bush, all life is necessity. From Van Der Post’s ‘In a Far Off Place;’ “…no matter how ugly or beautiful it may look to you, everything in the bush has its own right to be there. No one can challenge that right unless compelled by some necessity of life itself. Everything has its own dignity…and we are bound to respect it as we would wish our own life to be recognized and respected. Life in the bush is necessity, and it understands all form of necessity. It will always forgive what is imposed on it. But it will never understand or forgive anything less than necessity…”

Here we do what needs to be done. We take care of each other because there is nobody or anything else to do it, and because each and every one of us is important—here if nowhere else. We survive and prosper together or not al all. Personal likes, family, race, ethnicity and any of the philosophies are irrelevant. Philosophies distract from the immediacies of what must be done. Ideology of any kind numbs the sense of necessity, without which we would perish. We are not a cohesive group, we are simply individuals who are bound together by the place itself. We are here; it is our place. Anybody that doesn’t understand ‘necessity’ doesn’t belong here. I am a relative newcomer. The place has me, I don’t own it. I fit in. I understand necessity.

I include the above to illustrate the limitations of the political compass scale—the designers themselves recognize the limitations.

Where I should be placed on the compass seems to depend of where I live. To live with my values in the city I would have to seek refuge in the mind numbing abstractions of an extreme ideology. Here I can’t live without my values. Here, we all know each other. Our officials are acclaimed rather than elected. If a person seeks personal advantage they can’t escape that they do so at the expense of somebody they know. You know that if your advantage deprives somebody else of necessity then that person dies.

The abstractions of ‘isms,’ ists,’ ‘ologies’ and ‘izations’ belong to the city where personal advantage can ignore ‘necessity’ and allow anonymous killing seen as the virtue of freedom and democracy or free enterprise, or globalization or revolution. Here we can’t afford abstractions, and there aren’t enough of us to be killed for the good and glory of the human race.

For contrived forced orthogonal factors constructed as a heuristic device, I prefer I. Berlin’s negative and positive liberties http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/liberty-positive-negative/ (external - login to view), although as Gerald MacCallum observed, there is only one basic concept of freedom.
 
Curiosity
#17
I wish they had put "middle" on each question...

Economic Left/Right: -3.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.77

Chart was too big to print.... I am four squares left of vertical center and three squares below horizontal center




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Colpy
Conservative
#18
And much to the surpize of some, here's Colpy:
The Political Compass


Economic Left/Right: -3.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.74
 
I think not
#19
Economic Left/Right: 1.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.21
 
thomaska
#20
Quote: Originally Posted by ColpyView Post

And much to the surpize of some, here's Colpy:
The Political Compass


Economic Left/Right: -3.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.74

I was surprised myself, I was exactly in the middle vertically, and one line down below the horizontal. Apparently, I'm just not the Nazi I thought I was.
 
hermanntrude
#21
very interesting results so far. It seems we have no extremists (or none willing to take the test and own up to it) but a very wide spread, tending to the left.

Maybe it's a tendancy of the test itself.
 
eh1eh
#22
Looks like we're a fairly balanced crowd.
 
Colpy
Conservative
#23
Quote: Originally Posted by eh1ehView Post

Looks like we're a fairly balanced crowd.

Personally, I think we are a fairly UNbalanced crowd, but that just makes life interesting.

 
eh1eh
#24
Quote: Originally Posted by ColpyView Post

Personally, I think we are a fairly UNbalanced crowd, but that just makes life interesting.

I meant some left some right most in the middle. I didn't mean to say our minds were balanced, as you say that makes things interesting.
 
hermanntrude
#25
Quote: Originally Posted by hermanntrudeView Post

less talking, more voting.

what he said
 
Kreskin
#26
The 6 page questionaire is probably scored something like this. If you strongly agree with abortion then it moves you 2 grid lines down. If you strongly agree with capital punishment (eye for an eye) it moves you two grid lines up. The next person strongly disagrees with abortion and strongly disagrees with capital punishment, moving equally in opposite directions. Both end up at the same grid score but have completely different values/political views.
Last edited by Kreskin; Jan 25th, 2007 at 12:30 PM..
 
hermanntrude
#27
lies, damned lies and statistics
 
MikeyDB
#28
Pigeon-hole-less I'm afraid
 
hermanntrude
#29
20 votes? how many members do we have anyway?
 
L Gilbert
No Party Affiliation
#30
Quote: Originally Posted by hermanntrudeView Post

very interesting results so far. It seems we have no extremists (or none willing to take the test and own up to it) but a very wide spread, tending to the left.

Maybe it's a tendancy of the test itself.

Well, except for Tom G's -9 on the socialist side and me being a -7 libertarian freak.
 
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