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Bankai

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PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT TO DEBATE POLITICS

There's a neat test online: http://www.politicalcompass.org/

I've taken this test every couple of years and it's interesting to see how my attitudes have changed. When I was 16 I sat way, way, way on the left wing side of politics, and I was Libertarian - basically I shared similar political attitudes as Ghandi.

Now I'm slightly on the right wing, but still Libertarian - a "softer" version of Friedman, basically:

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Everyone should do this quiz - it'll only take a couple of minutes and it's best you don't think too much about the questions. Just answer the first response that immediately comes to mind. Then we'll all know where everyone sits on the political spectrum.

And please, for the love of God, do not use this as an excuse to flame, troll, bait, or fight with one another. It'll be far more fun if we all play nice ^_^

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Seems about right, I suppose.

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That was pretty fun.

On the economic line, I was in the middle of right, and on the social line, I literally sat right on the line dividing libertarian & authoritarian.

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I'm apparently a few points off from Ghandi, and I'd like to believe that those questions I answered randomly because I didn't understand what they were saying were what screwed me up. Neat.

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Both an economic dimension and a social dimension are important factors for a proper political analysis. By adding the social dimension you can show that Stalin was an authoritarian leftist (ie the state is more important than the individual) and that Gandhi, believing in the supreme value of each individual, is a liberal leftist. While the former involves state-imposed arbitrary collectivism in the extreme top left, on the extreme bottom left is voluntary collectivism at regional level, with no state involved. Hundreds of such anarchist communities exisited in Spain during the civil war period

You can also put Pinochet, who was prepared to sanction mass killing for the sake of the free market, on the far right as well as in a hardcore authoritarian position. On the non-socialist side you can distinguish someone like Milton Friedman, who is anti-state for fiscal rather than social reasons, from Hitler, who wanted to make the state stronger, even if he wiped out half of humanity in the process.

The chart also makes clear that, despite popular perceptions, the opposite of fascism is not communism but anarchism (ie liberal socialism), and that the opposite of communism ( i.e. an entirely state-planned economy) is neo-liberalism (i.e. extreme deregulated economy)

Authoritarian Left. Just barely, though.

Oddly enough, I agree with this placement. Even though I believe every individual is important within a nation.

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Tasuki

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Hmmm seems about right for me

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RR529

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Hmmm seems about right for me

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To be more precise, my dot was in the blue, where his is at in the red.

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I'm a little weirded out that there are no modern major political leaders that share my current political mentality (The purple quadrant). And that of the historically-important political leaders the only one that is of a like mind to mine is Friedman.

Apparently right-wing Libertarians are rare people?

EDIT: Apparently I'm in the same quadrant (though far less extreme right) as Rocky Anderson. I don't know who he is. Am I worried?

EDIT: And every single European government is apparently right wing and facist.

So if I'm moving its to South America or Africa, I reckon.

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Chrono_Cross

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I wonder where Kennedy sits? I'm seriously curious.

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IAmNotWill

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Near Gandhi. Some of these questions are too broad.
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Bankai

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Having read the Wikipedia article on Rocky Anderson, and assuming it's accurate. Yeah. I'd vote for the guy.

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i am 1 square to the left of The_Fox. fairly accurate, i guess. i agree with IAmNotWill on the broadness of some of the questions, tho.

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Slightly different than what I expected, but overall I agree with it..

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Meh, this seems about right. I find myself more toward the right-wing on politics.
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This was fun. I should show this to my mother, since I have a feeling she's more liberal than she thinks she is. Because she has absolutely no clue what that word actually means.

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Slightly different than what I expected, but overall I agree with it..

You're not allowed to disagree with me on anything any more. We're purple buddies ^_^

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Bankai wrote:

Metal_Sonic wrote:

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Slightly different than what I expected, but overall I agree with it..

You're not allowed to disagree with me on anything any more. We're purple buddies ^_^

lol! To be honest, I'm sort of surprised we're in the same quadrant.. -_-

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Pretty neat. Imma show this to some of my friends.

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Here's my result:
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Cool test.

I agree that some of the questions are a bit too broad in how they're phrased, but it works to give a general idea of where you sit.

Not surprised i'm close to the center, though perhaps a bit more left than i would have guessed, as i tend to be more "right"-leaning politically overall. I think that's mainly because most of my answers fall in the "Agree" or "Disagree" response with the exception of some of the social questions, which my answers tend to include the "Strongly", as i tend to be more socially liberal. Not sure how the test scores work, but that may have been part of the reason slightly pulling me off center.

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