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jrrtoken
11-24-2008, 05:52 PM
I found a neat thing on the Internets today, the Political Compass (http://www.politicalcompass.org/index). To sum it up, you take a quiz that measures your political spectrum, and they analyze the results to determine where you stand. Topics vary from national security to sexuality. It's a neat timewaster, nonetheless.

It turns out that I have the rating of -5.25 in the Economic Left/Right category and a rating of -2.56 in the Social Libertarian/Authoritarian category. Also presented in graph form in glorious Technicolor:

http://www.politicalcompass.org/facebook/pcgraphpng.php?ec=-5.25&soc=-2.56


As it turns out, I supposedly have pretty equal views with Gandhi.

http://www.politicalcompass.org/images/axeswithnames.gif

JediMaster12
11-24-2008, 06:07 PM
I've seen this quiz before and I took it. I was ranked as a moderate liberal, something I always knew though interestingly enough some of my views are a bit more radical. It's a nice cute little quiz but I personally think that what your politics are don't necessarily fit neatly into a category.

True_Avery
11-24-2008, 06:45 PM
Mine is usually 2-3 boxes to the left, but can vary between Authoritarian and Libertarian depending on my mood.

Det. Bart Lasiter
11-24-2008, 06:45 PM
Economic Left/Right: -6.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.67

mur'phon
11-25-2008, 01:18 AM
Nice to see a compass that dosen't call me communist
left/right: -0.87
Libertarian/Authoritarian -6.21

Lynk Former
11-25-2008, 01:47 AM
*finds old thread on my own forum for what I got* ah, here...

Economic Left/Right: -4.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.31

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v629/lynk/pcgraphpng.png

Tyrion
11-25-2008, 01:49 AM
I forgot the exact measurements, but I was almost a dead center economic moderate with a bit of a libertarian streak.

Jeff
11-25-2008, 02:04 AM
Economic Left/Right: -2.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.74

I am always somewhere near the center, usually slightly left in these kind of tests. Mostly because I either don't have a strong opinion about a lot of the topics, or with some I agree with the left answer and others with the right.

jonathan7
11-25-2008, 02:36 AM
Economic Left/Right: -6.62
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.33

http://www.politicalcompass.org/printablegraph?ec=-6.62&soc=-5.33

Left wing of Ghandi :D No mean feat for a devout Christian :xp:

Jeff
11-25-2008, 02:52 AM
Economic Left/Right: -6.62
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.33

http://www.politicalcompass.org/printablegraph?ec=-6.62&soc=-5.33

Left wing of Ghandi :D No mean feat for a devout Christian :xp:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfvLcozLwtE

Sabretooth
11-25-2008, 02:57 AM
Economic Left/Right: -2.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.97

http://www.politicalcompass.org/facebook/pcgraphpng.php?ec=-2.25&soc=-4.97


I used to be a little higher and more to the left before...

Rabish Bini
11-25-2008, 03:46 AM
Economic Left/Right: -3.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.59
http://www.politicalcompass.org/facebook/pcgraphpng.php?ec=-3.38&soc=-1.59

Q
11-25-2008, 04:59 AM
Economic Left/Right: -0.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.13

Yeah, I'm too lazy to mess with PhotoBucket. (http://www.politicalcompass.org/printablegraph?ec=-0.50&soc=-1.13) :xp:

Hmm. A little more to the left than I thought. :D

Good thread.

ForeverNight
11-25-2008, 09:11 AM
Economic Left/Right: 3.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 2.31

http://www.politicalcompass.org/facebook/pcgraphpng.php?ec=3.88&soc=2.31

About time there was somebody to the right in this thread.

Yar-El
11-25-2008, 11:24 AM
http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/125/pcgraphpnguc1.png (http://img291.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pcgraphpnguc1.png)
http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/pcgraphpnguc1.png/1/w480.png (http://g.imageshack.us/img291/pcgraphpnguc1.png/1/)

I'm a what now? Hillary and George Bush are my best friends? :headbump

Q
11-25-2008, 01:51 PM
Surprising, isn't it?

Darth333
11-25-2008, 02:07 PM
Economic Left/Right: -4.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.79

I am sure this test has been posted somewhere in LF before...

Edit: found it: http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?t=185071

Astor
11-25-2008, 02:32 PM
http://lucasforums.com/picture.php?albumid=100&pictureid=2339

No surprises, really...

Economic Left/Right: -3.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.92

mimartin
11-25-2008, 02:43 PM
I am sure this test has been posted somewhere in LF before...
We have and not so long ago.

I've move futher to the left and down since the last time I took the test.

Economic Left/Right: -2.62
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.31

jrrtoken
11-25-2008, 03:47 PM
Surprising, isn't it?Wanna know what's even more surprising? Obama is a conservative:

http://www.politicalcompass.org/images/uscandidates2008.png

Those who say that Obama is a liberal may exit now.

The Doctor
11-25-2008, 03:54 PM
Economic Left/Right: -8.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.00

http://www.politicalcompass.org/facebook/pcgraphpng.php?ec=-8.00&soc=-4.00

Not really surprising, to be honest. Though I am surprised that I appear to be the Left-most poster thus far. :xp:

Litofsky
11-25-2008, 04:00 PM
http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq319/Admlitofsky/PolCompass.png

*shrugs* Right in the middle of the 'Liberal' side of things. Personally, I see myself a little 'higher' on the scale, as opposed to how 'Libertarian' it has me. Different tests, one should note, different results.

Allronix
11-25-2008, 04:44 PM
Mind you, this should shock no one who's read my blog or seen me spout off on a political board.

http://www.politicalcompass.org/facebook/pcgraphpng.php?ec=-9.25&soc=-6.46

Economic Left/Right: -9.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.46

ForeverNight
11-25-2008, 05:23 PM
Just took the test that D3 linked us to:

You are a

Social Moderate
(50% permissive)

and an...

Economic Conservative
(61% permissive)

You are best described as a:

Centrist

I always thought I was more to the right than that... wow, learn something everyday.

GarfieldJL
11-25-2008, 05:47 PM
I rated:
Economic Left/Right: 1.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.31

So basically I'm a Conservative/Moderate, didn't surprise me any.

Arcesious
11-25-2008, 06:08 PM
I checked this out and looking at where it put me and where it put others... It's very innacurate. That, and categorization of people like this test does isn't very accurate either...

Edit: Okay not that innaccurate. It's accurate based on the parameters it uses.

TriggerGod
11-25-2008, 07:35 PM
http://www.politicalcompass.org/facebook/pcgraphpng.php?ec=-3.12&soc=-2.77 If I was more left I'd be Ghandi. Any more down and I'd be Cynthia McKinney.

ForeverNight
11-25-2008, 10:14 PM
I checked this out and looking at where it put me and where it put others... It's very innacurate. That, and categorization of people like this test does isn't very accurate either...

Why do you say that?

I think it's a fairly accurate test... Oh well.

Titanius Anglesmith
11-25-2008, 11:06 PM
I'm with just about everyone else.

Economic Left/Right: -3.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.54

http://i36.tinypic.com/2vctdtz.png

Darth InSidious
11-25-2008, 11:19 PM
Economic Left/Right: -3.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.54

Q
11-25-2008, 11:50 PM
Wanna know what's even more surprising? Obama is a conservative:

http://www.politicalcompass.org/images/uscandidates2008.png

Those who say that Obama is a liberal may exit now.
All right, that does it!

The test is rigged, damnit! Rigged, I tell ya! :xp:

jawathehutt
11-26-2008, 12:02 AM
Economic Left/Right: -3.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.59
http://i35.tinypic.com/wr04kn.png

Nedak
11-26-2008, 01:20 AM
http://www.politicalcompass.org/facebook/pcgraphpng.php?ec=-6.88&soc=-4.87

Guess I have similar views to the Dalai Lama

Arcesious
11-26-2008, 01:38 AM
Why do you say that?

I think it's a fairly accurate test... Oh well.

It's accurate based on the parameters the test is set up to use. However, I share different agreements with different sides. It put me near Gandhi in the test though. It's just that some of the questions asked didn't allow my to give a proper answer other than the four options available. IE, some of my veiws on things can't simply be answered by yes and no. The questions seemed rather... 'black and white' to me. Why isn't there an option for 'none of the above', instead of Agree/Disagree and Agree/Disagree Strongly?

Rev7
11-26-2008, 02:04 AM
http://www.politicalcompass.org/facebook/pcgraphpng.php?ec=-0.75&soc=1.38

Really interesting test.

ForeverNight
11-26-2008, 09:16 AM
I checked this out and looking at where it put me and where it put others... It's very innacurate. That, and categorization of people like this test does isn't very accurate either...

Actually, as for the 'None of the above' idea, that's actually dealt with in the FAQ's , I believe their intention behind it was that it forced you to make a choice...

Ah well, I think that this is the most accurate one out there, but, then, most of these are pretty inaccurate...oh well... they're still fun to take.

mur'phon
11-26-2008, 10:00 AM
I'm not sure what worries me most, that I'm placed to the right of most of the yanks, or that the closest forumite is Qliveur:xp:

Sabretooth
11-26-2008, 10:12 AM
I'm not sure what worries me most, that I'm placed to the right of most of the yanks, or that the closest forumite is Qliveur:xp:
I smell a Soviet Russia joke.

Samuel Dravis
11-26-2008, 10:50 AM
http://i33.tinypic.com/2d91zlf.jpg

jonathan7
11-26-2008, 11:30 AM
I'm still loving the fact I'm the most left wing of all of you :xp:

Sabretooth
11-26-2008, 12:16 PM
I'm still loving the fact I'm the most left wing of all of you :xp:
No you're not.
Mind you, this should shock no one who's read my blog or seen me spout off on a political board.

http://www.politicalcompass.org/facebook/pcgraphpng.php?ec=-9.25&soc=-6.46

jonathan7
11-26-2008, 12:19 PM
http://www.pogues.com/PastPogues/ARanken/pics/hkippers/gutted.jpg

Gutted!

ForeverNight
11-26-2008, 12:30 PM
I'm still loving the fact I'm the most left wing of all of you :xp:

And I get a kick out of the fact that I'm to the right of almost everybody here...

I never even really considered myself a really right-wing person either...

Web Rider
11-26-2008, 12:50 PM
Wanna know what's even more surprising? Obama is a conservative:

http://www.politicalcompass.org/images/uscandidates2008.png

Those who say that Obama is a liberal may exit now.

The American scale of politics is somewhat skewed. This test is more universal in it's politics, while American politics takes place almost entirely in that upper right hand box. So, divide that in 4 quadrants, and you get American politics.

Apparently, I'm pretty much the same as everyone else here.
http://www.politicalcompass.org/facebook/pcgraphpng.php?ec=-2.38&soc=-4.41

Also: props to Rev7 for being a leftist authoritarian.

Commander Obi-Wan
11-26-2008, 01:20 PM
Economic Left/Right: -1.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.26

http://www.politicalcompass.org/facebook/pcgraphpng.php?ec=-1.50&soc=-0.26

I've actually switched sides to the exact same place on the other side since I last took this test. :p

Arcesious
11-26-2008, 02:13 PM
Economic Left/Right: -6.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.10

I beat you at being left wing, J7. :xp:

Jae Onasi
11-26-2008, 03:09 PM
I beat you at being left wing, J7. :xp:
I didn't know we were having a contest here. ;P

Rev7
11-26-2008, 03:57 PM
Also: props to Rev7 for being a leftist authoritarian.
Interesting, right?

Allronix
11-26-2008, 05:15 PM
Economic Left/Right: -6.62
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.33

http://www.politicalcompass.org/printablegraph?ec=-6.62&soc=-5.33

Left wing of Ghandi :D No mean feat for a devout Christian :xp:

I may be Neo-Pagan, but I've read the Bible, and Jesus was an upstanding guy. Knocking over money-changing tables in the temples (y'know, that story is a good argument for reviewing the tax-exempt status of certain churches...), telling the rich young man to sell all he had and give it to the poor, the story of the Widow's Mite...

And the loaves and fishes. Did he take a larger share because he was leading the movement? No. He distributed his bounty equally.

My Score:

Economic Left/Right: -9.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.46

I'm not too surprised, as I know I'm a left-wing radical. I've gone protesting in the streets, have Congress's switchboard programmed into my phone, and tried to register my political affiliation as Freedom Socialist (http://www.socialism.com). Yes, I've also been a subscriber to their newspaper for over 10 years.

jonathan7
11-26-2008, 07:57 PM
I may be Neo-Pagan, but I've read the Bible, and Jesus was an upstanding guy. Knocking over money-changing tables in the temples (y'know, that story is a good argument for reviewing the tax-exempt status of certain churches...), telling the rich young man to sell all he had and give it to the poor, the story of the Widow's Mite...

And the loaves and fishes. Did he take a larger share because he was leading the movement? No. He distributed his bounty equally.

I have been told on several occasions that I can't be a Christian because I'm a lefty ;)

mimartin
11-26-2008, 08:19 PM
I have been told on several occasions that I can't be a Christian because I'm a lefty ;)
Most of the reason I wander to the left is because of my faith and my belief system. :xp: However, some friends and family members have told me the same thing.

jrrtoken
11-26-2008, 09:23 PM
Most of the reason I wander to the left is because of my faith and my belief system. :xp: However, some friends and family members have told me the same thing.If I were you, I'd tell them to first read The Communist Manifesto, and then read the Gospels. The parallels start popping up really fast.

Historically, I'd say that Jesus was the first modern socialist. A great number of his parables have what we identify today as liberal themes, especially The Two Debtors, and most certainly The Good Samaritan.

Some examples:
And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all? And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord; And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.


http://tenpercent.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/b_che.jpg

Det. Bart Lasiter
11-26-2008, 11:28 PM
and he so loved the world he bequeathed bootstraps to all of his children

EnderWiggin
11-28-2008, 03:54 PM
I have been told on several occasions that I can't be a Christian because I'm a lefty ;)

Most of the reason I wander to the left is because of my faith and my belief system. :xp: However, some friends and family members have told me the same thing.

Same here.

_EW_

vanir
11-28-2008, 05:50 PM
If I were you, I'd tell them to first read The Communist Manifesto, and then read the Gospels. The parallels start popping up really fast.

Historically, I'd say that Jesus was the first modern socialist. A great number of his parables have what we identify today as liberal themes, especially The Two Debtors, and most certainly The Good Samaritan.


Lucky me as a virtual orphan (our mother-dear is still technically alive) got to grow up in religious hostels. Sometimes staffed by fundamentalist nutjobs, sometimes...um fundamentalist nutjobs.

As I understand it, being one has little choice but to become somewhat argumentative in a fundamental religious environment, is that the primary concern with communism was its redefinition of religion, which is faith based and not quite so literally defined.

For example, you can believe in a higher power and be Mr Religion, but the moment you describe its molecular composition you're working for the other team. That's roughly how it works.

Allronix
11-28-2008, 06:19 PM
*laughter* I remember explaining to two nice Socialists from Australia why my Pagan faith drives my political convictions rather than clashing with it.

The Wiccan Rede reads "If it harms none, do as you will." To horde limited resources and enrich yourself at the expense of others harms them, and also harms you (as you must invest in measures to guard your horde). The Earth was made for all creatures to share. To decrease biodiversity may make you profit in the short term, but leaves a lot of long-term weaknesses and trouble.

My main issue with capitalism as it is practiced (now, and even in centuries past) is its myopic forcus on the short term. It's "grab all you can today, and hope tomorrow there's still something to grab." It encouratges greed, abuse, short-term planning, and other "but everyone's doing it" unethical behavior.

Jae Onasi
11-29-2008, 09:35 PM
Looks like a Wicca discussion branching off--if you all would like, j7 or I will be happy to split it off into a new thread if you want to continue down that direction. :)

Split to a new topic; http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?p=2559339#post2559339 - Please continue the Wicca discussion there -- j7

GarfieldJL
11-30-2008, 01:58 PM
I checked this out and looking at where it put me and where it put others... It's very innacurate. That, and categorization of people like this test does isn't very accurate either...

Edit: Okay not that innaccurate. It's accurate based on the parameters it uses.

It really depends where you consider center to be, if we were using San Francisco or the mainstream media to define what a moderate would be then this test would be inaccurate. However, California and the mainstream media are not representive of the United States.

So in my opinion this test is actually rather accurate.