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Old 10-03-2001, 09:28 PM   #1
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How to find out where you really stand politically

Take the test at www.politicalcompass.org
It's very comprehensive, well thought-out and good fun. My readings were as follows, for anyone who's interested:

Economic Left/Right: -6.50
Authoritarian/Libertarian: -6.67
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The example graph:



My graph:



I think it makes more sense this way than by putting down numbers.

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"He had lived through an age when men and women with energy and ruthlessness but without much ability or persistence excelled. And even though most of them had gone under, their ignorance had confused Roy, making him wonder whether the things he had striven to learn, and thought of as 'culture,' were irrelevant. Everything was supposed to be the same: commercials, Beethoven's late quartets, pop records, shopfronts, Freud, multi-coloured hair. Greatness, comparison, value, depth: gone, gone, gone. Anything could give some pleasure; he saw that. But not everything provided the sustenance of a deeper understanding." - Hanif Kureishi, Love in a Blue Time
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Economic Left/Right: 2.00
Authoritarian/Libertarian: 1.44

That's 2 spaces right of center and about 1 1/2up toward Authoritarian.

Some of these questions I had no position on.
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Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: -5.13
Authoritarian/Libertarian: -4.97

my dot is right in the middle of the lower left quadrant..cool..i'm almost in the same spot as Ghandi




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i thought that test was just plain bad. At least the religion test ahd good well thought out and clear questions this test had the some very stupid questions and had no "no desicsion" answer.

Bad bad bad test i had to close the window half way through because i thought i was going to fall asleep. No-offense to the person who posted this, only if your the creater of this test!

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Economic Left/Right: -6.50
Authoritarian/Libertarian: -7.38

I can't get the graph to show up but I'm standing one place left and two places below melon.

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This's mine...

Economic Left/Right: 0.38
Authoritarian/Libertarian: -4.87

I'm in the lower middle part of the chart...

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I'm four places further down from Ghandi.
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Here's mine....

Economic Left/Right: -4.25
Authoritarian/Libertarian: -3.59
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Economic Left/Right: -0.63
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This sucks, i can not believe i am like Ghandi.
I don't know about you, but I don't find that to be an insult. Out of all the examples on example graph, who would you rather be? Joseph Stalin, who slaughtered millions of his own people; Adolf Hitler, who slaughtered millions of non-Germans, Margaret Thatcher; who destroyed the U.K.'s economy during her reign of terror; libertarian Milton Freedman, with his combination of right-wing economics and leftist social issues; or Mahatma Gandhi, the social activist / pacifist who delivered India to independence non-violently? I'm right around where Gandhi is apparently, and I'm quite happy to be there.

I don't think they would put Jesus on here, because it would inevitably anger people, because some people (me) saw him as a liberal (for the early 1st century A.D.), while others see him as conservative. Putting Jesus in there at all would offend tons of people, but I think he'd be around where Gandhi is as well. But that's my opinion...

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"He had lived through an age when men and women with energy and ruthlessness but without much ability or persistence excelled. And even though most of them had gone under, their ignorance had confused Roy, making him wonder whether the things he had striven to learn, and thought of as 'culture,' were irrelevant. Everything was supposed to be the same: commercials, Beethoven's late quartets, pop records, shopfronts, Freud, multi-coloured hair. Greatness, comparison, value, depth: gone, gone, gone. Anything could give some pleasure; he saw that. But not everything provided the sustenance of a deeper understanding." - Hanif Kureishi, Love in a Blue Time
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I don't think they would put Jesus on here, because it would inevitably anger people, because some people (me) saw him as a liberal (for the early 1st century A.D.), while others see him as conservative. Putting Jesus in there at all would offend tons of people
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Melon, you make a good point. We all want to think that "Jesus would be on our side" when what we should do is focus on being on his side. While I do believe that the moral values I try to stick to are what tyeh Bible says Jesus desires, I don't think I or anyone else can pin him down politically. I think Jesus is outside of politics, somehow.
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This sucks, i can not believe i am like Ghandi.

Economic left/right - 5.00
Atho./ Lib. - 4.67

There is even a Jesus here.

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No, it is not a insult. It is not what you say,but what you do. And let me tell you, am not like Ghandi.


I had a conversation whit a co-worker, he
is a budha man, and he told me that he did beat up his wife in his early years.
Anyone heart about this ?

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