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Political Compass Test

Discussion in 'The Political World' started by Left Coast, May 26, 2019.

  1. Left Coast

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    Take it here, report back to us your results:

    The Political Compass

    I appreciate that this test divides political ideology along both economic and social access. I scored solidly in the libertarian left quadrant. Quite a change from a several years ago when I was much more conservative.

    How about you? Where do you fall?
     
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  2. Terry Sampson

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    Ever the center-left guy.
     
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    It's cute how many right of center politicians Americans accuse of being "socialist".
     
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    I marveled that Trump is a tad bit more authoritarian and more of a Leftist than Hillary. Who'd have guessed?
     
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    Pretty sure it hasn't changed much here... though how one answers depends on the mood of the day. I'm never right of center regardless of mood.

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    If you actually look at Trump's words from the horse's mouth and not taken out of context by so-called "journalists" wanting clicks and retweets, he's a pretty middle-of-the-road guy on most things. Even his stance on the border and foreign policy are pretty standard 2000's Democratic fare.
     
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  9. Left Coast

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    Yea I find the economic placement there hard to believe. His economic policies have been decidedly further right than hers.
     
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    I suspected a couple of them can be answered differently depending on your perspective as you interpret them (far moreso than the rest).
     
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    Dems in the post-9/11 era were pulled to the right on those issues, to their shame. So I don't know that that's the best basis of comparison.
    Let's not forget how Trump came to be a prominent political voice several years ago. The reason he became popular on the right is because he went around popularizing and defending the far-right idea that our first black President wasn't born in America.
    Add that on top of a massive tax cut favoring the rich, deregulatory agenda across the board, appointment of ardent conservatives to the Supreme Court, Muslim travel ban, trans military ban, climate change denial - the guy is hardly "middle of the road."
     
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    Trump I can understand. What surprised me is/was that Hillary was as close to him as she is.
     
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    I'm still a left libertarian even with the new questions

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    Dang! nobody's out of the lower left quadrant are they? ... so far.
     
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    I am always in the red square. Tumah and I seem to be the only ones there though.
     
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    The political compass is entirely abstract and based on no real empirical criteria and the results and survey questions are biased to start with.

    As Marx/Engels revealed: Authoritarianism/Libertarianism is a falsehood used to conceal class domination.
     
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    "While the caricatures have been placed in the quadrants appropriate to their political views, we have not attempted to place them accurately within their quadrants. Aesthetics took priority over ideology in this instance. So before you write to us to complain that we have Sanders to the left of Mandela, or that Ayn Rand believed in libertarianism only for the élite, consider that the certificate is designed to start conversations, not to settle bets.". -Pol compass website
     
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    The quiz gave me the following result:
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    Quiz is flawed because I have more in common with the Marxist-Leninist canon in the top right than any of the figures depicted in the bottom right.

    Edit: Saw hammers post.
    In what world is Bernie Sanders farther left than Nelson Mandela? The political compass is a complete joke.
     
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    "While the caricatures have been placed in the quadrants appropriate to their political views, we have not attempted to place them accurately within their quadrants. Aesthetics took priority over ideology in this instance." -Pol compass website

    That opinion is answered on the website if you read further into it.
     
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