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Kitty Herder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:43 PM
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What's you political compass score? Another post reminded me of it, and I thought it
deserved its own thread. I think this is more accurate than a strictly right/left scale. Plus, it takes a much wider political view than the narrow range you usually see in the U.S. Take the test. Post your results if you'd like.

http://www.politicalcompass.org /

My results are here:

http://politicalcompass.org/printablegraph?ec=-8.25&soc...

My score is:
Economic Left/Right: -8.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -8.87

That makes me further left and more libertarian than Dennis Kucinich, Mike Gravel and Ralph Nader. Hey, I never claimed to be anything other than completely, irrationally, idealistic. Here's where they and our other candidates land on the compass. http://politicalcompass.org/usprimaries2008

Note that all of our viable candidates land squarely in the authoritarian/right-wing quadrant, to varying degrees.
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:51 PM
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1. I'm a right winger, according to some posters here.
Economic Left/Right: -10.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -8.51
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Kitty Herder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:55 PM
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3. How do they figure you're a rightwinger?
:wtf:
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:53 PM
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22. I disagree with their candidate, or try to make them think
instead of just spouting crap, or call them on their hypocrisy


whatever . . .
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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:53 PM
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2. -5, -5 .... next to Gandhi
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Kitty Herder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:56 PM
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4. That's a good place to be! nt
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:57 PM
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5. Hey, we're neighbors on the chart!
Economic Left/Right: -9.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -8.31

Glad to be in the same sector as Ghandi and the Dalai Lama. And no wonder I don't like our viable candidates!
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PDJane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:57 PM
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6. I'm getting more radical with age.
economic: -9.25
social: -8.53

not really a surprise to me.
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:01 PM
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7. Here's mine
Economic Left/Right: -1.62
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.77
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Ikonoklast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:05 PM
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8. I'm right next to the Dalai Lama
Economic Left/Right: -5.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.62



I keep good company.
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Vincardog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:07 PM
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9. Economic Left/Right: -9.12 Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.38

Gandhi was an authoritarian right winger
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Echo In Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:11 PM
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10. Economic Left/Right: -7.62 Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -9.79
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Kitty Herder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:15 PM
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11. Why are the candidates that represent those of us in that left-libertarian quadrant
never considered viable? We're unrepresented and it pisses me off. I always have to choose the candidate who seems like the lesser evil and I'm sure most of you are the same way.
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Echo In Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:17 PM
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12. The response to that lie in your avatar
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Kitty Herder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:41 PM
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15. What would you have me do, vote for Nader?
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 03:49 PM by Herdin_Cats
P.S. I might vote for a truly progressive third-party candidate in the GE, but not if Nader is the only choice. I think he needs to retire before his legacy is reduced to something similar to Lyndon LaRouche's. But if someone like Cynthia McKinney were an option, I'd consider voting for her. It's not like my vote for a third-party candidate would help the Republicans. My state's electoral votes will go to the Repubs no matter what.

It's just that in this Obama-Clinton fight, Obama is my choice. It's not so much that I'm for Obama, as that I'm against Clinton. The reason for the avatar is that I'm sick and tired of being accused of being a woman-hater for being against Clinton. I am a woman. And I'm a feminist of the variety that pisses people off on a regular basis. But I hate Clintonian politics. Bill Clinton was a Reaganite and set the stage for Bush. Hillary and Bill share the same ideologies. I guess with Obama, I'm choosing the evil I don't know, than the heinous evil I do know.
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Kitty Herder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:53 PM
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16. Originally, I was an avid Kucinich supporter. But he dropped out.
I supported him in 2004, too. Of course, I'm left of him, too.
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1monster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:27 PM
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13. Don't feel too bad. I come out as a commie hippie type person... I just think I'm practical.
Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: -7.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.21

http://www.politicalcompass.org/facebook/pcgraphpng.php...
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hyphenate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:41 PM
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14. Strangely enough
I've gone farther left as time progresses. I'm sure it's a reflection of the most horrible presidency taking place.

Economic Left/Right: -8.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.90


Accordingly, I fall closest to Ralphie, though I will disavow any knowledge of that association.
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Brazenly Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:58 PM
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17. A little southwest of Gandhi; a little northeast of you
Economic Left/Right: -7.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.64
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ConcernedCanuk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:13 PM
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18. Economic Left/Right: -7.38 . . Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.31
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 04:14 PM by ConcernedCanuk
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This be me




I'm kiddie-corner to Bush





OH! and look how close Harper is to Bush.

Like we didn't know . .
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:22 PM
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19. -7 on economic issues; -6.82 on social issues/ authoritarianism
I've done the test before - I generally do come out close to -7 on both axes.
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varelse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:24 PM
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20. Economic Left/Right: -7.75, Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.85
whoa... That can't be right...
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ConcernedCanuk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:27 PM
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21. INteresting how the Primary Candidates scored
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When examining the chart it is important to note that although most of the candidates seem quite different, in substance they occupy a relatively restricted area within the universal political spectrum. Democracies with a system of proportional representation give expression to a wider range of political views. While Dennis Kucinich and Mike Gravel are depicted on the extreme left in an American context, they would simply be mainstream social democrats within the wider political landscape of Europe. Similarly, Hillary Clinton is popularly perceived as a leftist in the United States while in any other western democracy her record is that of a moderate conservative.

http://www.politicalcompass.org/usprimaries2008
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:44 PM
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23. Economic Left/Right: -6.62 Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.26
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Pushed To The Left Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:53 PM
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24. Here's my score:
Economic Left/Right: -6.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.74
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Forrest Greene Donating Member (946 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:33 PM
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25. Hangin' With Gandhi
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 11:39 PM by Forrest Greene
Economic Left/Right: -7.62
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.15

Just about the same as Nelson Mandela. One could be in worse company.


(Edited after comparing my score to world leaders.)

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DadOf2LittleAngels Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 04:09 AM
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26. The libertarian streak shows... ECO -3.12, LIB -3.08
Edited on Sun Mar-09-08 04:10 AM by DadOf2LittleAngels
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kaiden Donating Member (811 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 09:34 AM
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27. Mine? Economic Left/Right: -9.62
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -9.18
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iamthebandfanman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 09:39 AM
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28. just curious, cause i see people post compass all the time
just how accurate is it at determining what it determines?

just curious
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Stump Donating Member (808 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 10:08 AM
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29. Economic Left/Right: -7.00 Social Libertarian/Auhoritarian: -4.72
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