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Re: The political compass test
« Reply #60 on: April 02, 2012, 15:09 »
But I do have good grammar and punctuation. ::)

You shouldn't of done that  ;)

Fascism is hardly relevant to the economic left-right scale, you're more likely to be an American or Chicagoan than a fascist.
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    Re: The political compass test
    « Reply #61 on: April 26, 2012, 18:52 »
    And another "left-wing hippie"...

    Economic Left/Right: -8.00
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.77
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    Re: The political compass test
    « Reply #62 on: April 26, 2012, 21:36 »
    I was a -4.5 communist and -2.7 libertarian. It was not really surprising per say, but a bit more left and a bit less libertarian than I thought I would be.

    The location of the current politicians reinforces my belief that we do not have a two part system in the US, but rather two factions of the same party with different corporate sponsors.
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    Re: The political compass test
    « Reply #63 on: April 27, 2012, 02:28 »

    eco l/r -8.5
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    Re: The political compass test
    « Reply #64 on: November 18, 2020, 07:09 »
    The power of time... become slightly right of centre now (according to them) and pretty much on the horizontal. Also agree more with captain cavman's post regarding phrasing. Did get my eyes rolling a few times.
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    Re: The political compass test
    « Reply #65 on: November 18, 2020, 14:16 »
    Lol I hadn't seen the thread, I wasn't even registered at that time.

    Economic Left/Right: -5.13
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 1.08

    My answers :

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

    It starts off with an oriented claim !! I disagree about the fact that globalisation is inevitable but it should primarily serve humanity. So I guess I'd rather answer agree:P

    I’d always support my country, whether it was right or wrong.

    Strongly disagree.

    No one chooses their country of birth, so it’s foolish to be proud of it.

    Disagree. Chesterton said "The pride which proportionally speaking, does not hurt the character, is the pride in things which reflect no credit on the person at all. Thus it does a man no harm to be proud of his country, and comparatively little harm to be proud of his remote ancestors. [...] The man who is proud of what is really creditable to him is the Pharisee, the man whom Christ himself could not forbear to strike."

    Our race has many superior qualities, compared with other races.

    Disagree. Some white-skinned people really don't deserve anything !

    The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

    Disagree. I guess that's geostrategic but in everyday life, it's not that simple.

    Military action that defies international law is sometimes justified.

    Agree. I'm not referring to the 2003 Iraq War which was unjustified, really.

    There is now a worrying fusion of information and entertainment.

    Strongly agree In mainstream media.

    People are ultimately divided more by class than by nationality.

    By both. Plus other things ! Countryside versus City for example. The last US elections are an obvious example.

    Controlling inflation is more important than controlling unemployment.

    Disagree You should find the right balance.

    Because corporations cannot be trusted to voluntarily protect the environment, they require regulation.

    Strongly agree Quite obvious.

    “from each according to his ability, to each according to his need” is a fundamentally good idea.


    The freer the market, the freer the people.

    Disagree. We need some freedom in trade to some extent though.

    It’s a sad reflection on our society that something as basic as drinking water is now a bottled, branded consumer product.

    Strongly agree When it's still possible to drink water

    Land shouldn’t be a commodity to be bought and sold.

    Disagree It depends on the land. There should still be "commons", "grazing lands" next to enclosures. Though that's idealistic, probably. I can't imagine a country where no land at all can be owned by people, though.

    It is regrettable that many personal fortunes are made by people who simply manipulate money and contribute nothing to their society.

    Strongly agree. Prohibit usury ! I'm looking for a housing that I could afford without any interest loan but it's not easy.

    Protectionism is sometimes necessary in trade.

    Agree. It depends on the context, I guess.

    The only social responsability of a company should be to deliver a profit to its shareholders.

    Strongly disagree Lol no !

    The rich are too highly taxed.

    Disagree It's not the way we should see things. First we have to take a look at how tax money is spent.

    Those with the ability to pay should have access to higher standards of medical care.
    Disagree Obviously no !

    Governments should penalise businesses that mislead the public.

    Strongly agree Definitely and very harshly so !

    A genuine free market requires restrictions on the ability of predator multinationals to create monopolies.

    Well, it wouldn't be a free market anymore, then. So normally disagree but I agree there should be restrictions on the ability of predator multinationals to create monopolies.

    Abortion, when the woman’s life is not threatened, should always be illegal.

    Agree. Sorry!

    All authority should be questioned.

    Disagree I'm no anarchist

    An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.

    Strongly disagree Love thine enemy

    Taxpayers should not be expected to prop up any theatres or museums that cannot survive on a commercial basis.

    Disagree Depends on which museum

    Schools should not make classroom attendance compulsory.

    Disagree. However if the children can get instruction by other means, it's fine too.

    All people have their rights, but it is better for all of us that different sorts of people should keep to their own kind.


    Good parents sometimes have to spank their children.

    Strongly agree I had my share of them and well deserved too.  :lol

    It’s natural for children to keep some secrets from their parents.

    Agree Doesn't mean they should lie either.

    Possessing marijuana for personal use should not be a criminal offence.

    Strongly disagree I won't be popular on the boards, I guess.  :-x

    The prime function of schooling should be to equip the future generation to find jobs.

    Disagree It should be to broaden their mind but well problem is, that's what it did to me and I had a hard time finding jobs.

    People with serious inheritable disabilities should not be allowed to reproduce.

    Strongly disagree Goodness ! That's eugenism. That's what the Canadian government did to Amerindians for decades.

    The most important thing for children to learn is to accept discipline.

    One of the important thing to learn at least.

    There are no savage and civilised peoples; there are only different cultures.

    Disagree Some acts cannot be tolerated.

    Those who are able to work, and refuse the opportunity, should not expect society’s support.

    to some extent, of course. Some people in my country are really profitting too much from our system

    When you are troubled, it’s better not to think about it, but to keep busy with more cheerful things.

    Strongly agree That's a great lesson to learn for me and very hard to practice though.

    First-generation immigrants can never be fully integrated within their new country.

    It's a hard choice because we only have four options for a very heated question. I have to say Agree because there are so many examples that illustrate this but it's not always true. This being said, most people from extra-European heritage I have befriended with and are fully integrated not first-generation, not even second but third-generation.

    What’s good for the most successful corporations is always, ultimately, good for all of us.

    Strongly disagree Far from !!!

    No broadcasting institution, however independent its content, should receive public funding.

    Disagree it's hard to say though. The most interesting institutions are private-owned.

    Our civil liberties are being excessively curbed in the name of counter-terrorism.


    A significant advantage of a one-party state is that it avoids all the arguments that delay progress in a democratic political system.

    Agree Cynical but it's true.  :D

    Although the electronic age makes official surveillance easier, only wrongdoers need to be worried.

    Disagree I was searched, in the name of counter-terrorism and it's very unpleasant.

    The death penalty should be an option for the most serious crimes.

    This has been a dilemma in my mind, I disagreed for long but now I tend to say Agree

    In a civilised society, one must always have people above to be obeyed and people below to be commanded.

    Agree If we keep from abuse of course.

    Abstract art that doesn’t represent anything shouldn’t be considered art at all.

    Strongly agree Hahaha. Long live the Impressionists or Turner !  :)

    In criminal justice, punishment should be more important than rehabilitation.

    Disagree but punishment is still important though.

    It is a waste of time to try to rehabilitate some criminals.

    Agree Like pedophiles for instance

    The businessperson and the manufacturer are more important than the writer and the artist.

    Disagree Lol

    Mothers may have careers, but their first duty is to be homemakers.

    Disagree Each family is different I guess.

    Multinational companies are unethically exploiting the plant genetic resources of developing countries.

    Strongly agree
    It can't be denied

    Making peace with the establishment is an important aspect of maturity.

    Doesn't mean the establishment is always right though.

    Astrology accurately explains many things.

    Strongly disagree Lol no.

    You cannot be moral without being religious.

    Strongly agree
    Sorry it's my opinion.

    Charity is better than social security as a means of helping the genuinely disadvantaged.

    Agree but it doesn't mean there should be no social security.

    Some people are naturally unlucky.

    Disagree. It's not because you have genetical disability that you cannot be happy.

    It is important that my child’s school instills religious values.

    Strongly agree

    Sex outside marriage is usually immoral.

    Strongly agree Consistent with above

    A same sex couple in a stable, loving relationship should not be excluded from the possibility of child adoption.

    Strongly disagree Risky for the child

    Pornography, depicting consenting adults, should be legal for the adult population.

    Strongly disagree

    What goes on in a private bedroom between consenting adults is no business of the state.

    Strongly agree

    No one can feel naturally homosexual.

    Disagree Actually I don't know the answer. I just repeat most people concerned say.

    These days openness about sex has gone too far.


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    Re: The political compass test
    « Reply #66 on: November 18, 2020, 16:56 »
    Flippin' Heck Echoes - what a report out!

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    Re: The political compass test
    « Reply #67 on: November 18, 2020, 22:18 »
    No time to go through the details but I guess I am slightly liberal boring centrist in (UK?) political perspective...

    Economic Left/Right: -0.75
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.56

    There was flip all about how to handle the impact of global warming in the questionaire though, so the questions appeared to be sort of irrelevant at this time and made for yesterday's men.

    Also their question about races was sort of both uncomprehensible and enigmatic. What do they believe makes a species?
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    Re: The political compass test
    « Reply #68 on: November 19, 2020, 22:00 »
    I thought I’d be a little closer to centre on this than I am. I’m quite a leftie then. My political leanings are typically Social Democrat or Liberal Democrat rather than a Corbyn fan, although Tragic Grandpa would be up in the top half on the chart, so I guess this is accurate.

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    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.15
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    Re: The political compass test
    « Reply #69 on: November 25, 2020, 22:46 »
    You know this an old thread when AusCycleFan is banging around.  :P

    Is it still possible to see where various politicians scored?

    I couldn't seem to find that link.
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    Re: The political compass test
    « Reply #70 on: November 26, 2020, 13:56 »
    I'm sure I'd done ones of these before, but it can't have been here.

    Economic Left/Right: -1.38
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.97

    I don't have very strong opinions on the vast majority of these questions. Just a handful I answered strongly.

    ps. I'm all for propping up museums, but theatres can go to the wall. :lol
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