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Leo_ARG
01-05-2005, 09:29 PM
It's fun to do it:
Click here ! (http://www.digitalronin.f2s.com/politicalcompass/questionnaire.pl?page=1)

My results:

Economic Left/Right: -4.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.41

Betty
01-05-2005, 10:02 PM
While the test had some fairly stupid questions such as:

"Some people are naturally unlucky"

I'm satisfied with the result.

Economic left/right 2.12
Social libertarian/authoritarian -2.67

To explain... it's like coordinates on a cartesian plane ranging from -10 to 10, with left and right being on the left and right, and authoritarian being up and libertarian being down.

So I'm economic right (a little... but I find a few questions skewed... like I disagreed with what I think are false opinions of being on the right... which could make me seem more left than I am...for example the question "The only social responsibility of a company should be to deliver a profit to its shareholders." I disagreed with, but I don't think that people on the right really think that way anyway, so it's not a true evaluation... y'know?) and social libertarian.

sKratch
01-05-2005, 10:23 PM
Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: -4.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.97

I didn't like several questions, and one or two didn't make sense to me.

lousyskater
01-06-2005, 12:18 AM
Economic Left/Right: -4.62
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.15

Sexy Panda
01-06-2005, 01:07 AM
Just to point out, dud questions are added to surveys as a tool for eliminating a deliberate skewing of the results. While you answer these questions they don't mean anything and are not counted.

I do not know whether political compass works like this or not as they don't release how they calculate.

Everybody's perspective is different and as such the analysis of a response is going to be unique. If you worry too much about what it says then you are a fool. You know how you truly feel and that is enough.
For instance the fact that I agree with smacking doesn't make me feel any less libertarian. However you all could make the argument that I am somehow taking away the freedoms of childrens bottoms.

Economic Left/Right: 2.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.82

Endymion
01-06-2005, 01:51 AM
Economic Left/Right: 7.62
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.59

RXP
01-06-2005, 03:16 AM
Economic Left/Right: -4.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.64

the_GoDdEsS
01-06-2005, 03:37 AM
Economic Left/Right: -4.62
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.08

Bazza
01-06-2005, 05:26 AM
Economic Left/Right: -4.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.69


thats make me a bit like ghandi :confused: :eek:

The Talking Pie
01-06-2005, 05:56 AM
Heh, near Gandhi... every time this has been posted before everyone's always ended up like Gandhi...

Jojan
01-06-2005, 06:09 AM
"Our race has many superior qualities, compared with other races."
Do they mean animal races? There are no human races.

Jojan
01-06-2005, 06:42 AM
Economic Left/Right: -2.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.15

Notice: There could be questions that I didn't fully understand because of my english vocabulary. It's not so many 'political' words in it.

wheelchairman
01-06-2005, 06:46 AM
I like that Ghandi and Mugabe are thought to be similar. I really like that.

Betty, the theory you mentioned, that a company's only social responsibility is to earn profit for the shareholders, is the philosophy of the economist Milton Friedman (very popular among American conservative circles) and also very very popular in the American libertarian party. I personally despise that theory. And he himself wrote in his memoirs, that it didn't pan out too well and if he were to do it again, he probably wouldn't support it as vigorously.

Jojan, so what, dark people is just a skin disease then?

And I believe this site is administered by the KPRF, (Communist Party of the Russian Federation,) but that may be wrong. I've also heard it was run by Libertarians (although that was complete unfounded.)

Anyways here's what I got, a score none of you compare with so far

Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: -9.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.28

Jojan
01-06-2005, 06:59 AM
Jojan, so what, dark people is just a skin disease then?
No. People are dark because of the pigment. People in Africa has dark skin because it protects from the sun.
It us white that ha a skin disease then. Because we don't have a color. Some white are almost albino - and that's a skin disease. Or is it?
Even dark people can be albino, but it's rare. Oxymoron.

NOAMR
01-06-2005, 07:48 AM
Economic Left/Right: -6.62
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.44

I'm more libertarian as wheelchairman :D .

About the race thing: well, a race is when they are differents in sorts, you belong to the same sort when you can make kids together who can bestir oneself( theoritic). So we aren't just a different race as anaimals, we are a different sort. Dunno what's the diffenition of race.

RXP
01-06-2005, 09:05 AM
Economic Left/Right: -9.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.28

Hahahahahah. Fuckin hell

wheelchairman
01-06-2005, 09:11 AM
No. People are dark because of the pigment. People in Africa has dark skin because it protects from the sun.
It us white that ha a skin disease then. Because we don't have a color. Some white are almost albino - and that's a skin disease. Or is it?
Even dark people can be albino, but it's rare. Oxymoron.
Skin pigment doesn't disprove that they are a different race. Unless you think the only imagineable difference is skin color. All you've done is show how evolution works according to the conditions of the land.

Little_Miss_1565
01-06-2005, 09:26 AM
Economic Left/Right: -5.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.15

Somewhere between Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama.

SicN Twisted
01-06-2005, 12:14 PM
I doubt a Communist Party would administer that site, because Communist party's never declare themselves "authoritarian."

I took this a long time ago - I don't remember exactly what I got, but probably the far left in both scales.

nieh
01-06-2005, 04:10 PM
Economic Left/Right: -4.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.90

I'm trapped in a Nelson Mandela/Dalai Lama sandwich

Rag Doll
01-06-2005, 05:21 PM
i think this is a bit off...but nonetheless.


Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: -8.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.74

SicN Twisted
01-06-2005, 07:08 PM
WCM, you're wrong. Modern scientists have denounced race as meaningless. The caucasion race is meant to include Swedes and Slavics, have have less in common then WASPS and Mexicans. Race is simply an idiotic way of grouping people with no scientific basis. It's more then skin pigments - there's also jaw lines, muscle developement, but that's not race, it's traits that people hereditarily have in common.

Tired_Of_You
01-06-2005, 07:33 PM
Economic Left/Right: -6.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.59

Betty
01-06-2005, 11:55 PM
Panda: Good point about the dud questions, I never thought about it that way. And I DID answer what I thought for everything regardless, but couldn't help but question the validity of the test since I didn't research any background on who made it and how, etc. Maybe I should have, but didn't feel it was worth it...

WCM: Thanks for the history lesson...

RXP: Always got the impression you would be more economic right...

HornyPope
01-07-2005, 12:51 AM
I'll go ahead and declare this test gay.

SicN Twisted
01-07-2005, 12:53 AM
Too cool to post your score?

Nicole
01-07-2005, 01:03 AM
Economic Left/Right: -6.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.56

I disagree with the economic part, I'm more middle of the road when it comes to that but they didn't ask the right questions. It was more of "do you think corporations are blood sucking leaches?".

RXP
01-07-2005, 02:46 AM
RXP: Always got the impression you would be more economic right...

There's a different between my idelogical beliefs and what I think is doable in the world and what can be done. A world of difference.

RXP
01-07-2005, 02:47 AM
WCM, you're wrong. Modern scientists have denounced race as meaningless.

Cite that shit.

wheelchairman
01-07-2005, 06:57 AM
i think this is a bit off...but nonetheless.


Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: -8.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.74
I would guess it's a little off, unless you're nearly as socialist as I am.

pOpe
01-07-2005, 07:26 AM
Economic Left/Right: -2.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.74
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cony
01-07-2005, 09:43 AM
Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: -5.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.85

Rag Doll
01-07-2005, 11:07 AM
I would guess it's a little off, unless you're nearly as socialist as I am.

thats why i think it's a bit off. but...whatever.

the original pyro
01-08-2005, 10:18 PM
Economic Left/Right: -4.62
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.72

the same as most, closer to Ghandi.

Tired_Of_You
01-08-2005, 10:24 PM
Economic Left/Right: -6.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.59


I just remembered me that I did almost the same test at school but there were more questions (and it was in French, easier for me to understand everything). It didn't give me the same results.

HornyPope
01-09-2005, 04:44 AM
I'll explain why this test is gay and i'll use the first question as the most striking to prove my argument.

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

Now, if there is anyone in this forum who chose to
'strongly disagree' with this statement, i'll shut my mouth, admit i'm wrong, and will even take a test for you all to see my scores. But that's not gonna happen because I know no one could possibly disagree with this statement. Why? It's all in the wording. As a Chomsky fan, you should know it, Sic. He has a whole philosphy on how people manipulate people with their speach pattern--particulary on surveys and polls and shit. But i'm not gonna quote him here.

Now, obviously, some people do care much more about trans-national companies than they care about humanity--usually ones with a stake in the companies. But you won't hear them say it; for one because no one likes to come out as a scumbag dollar-hunting imperalist; for two because they will never phrase it in such a context. Instead, the corproations' PR folks will try and teeter the balance under different arguments. Arguments such us "our company is engaged to help the local community", "it's better to work for us than have no job at all", and "no one forces you to work for us--you do it because you need the paycheck" etc... Let me rephrase this one question then in two forms then. The first one is to put you in the shoes of the decision maker, the second is to phrase the question under a different bias.

1- "If economic globalisation is inevitable, you would quit your job as a CEO before you allow one of your devisions to relocate to the developping countries"
A. Strongly agree.
B. Agree.
C. Disagree.
D. Strongly disagree.

2- "If economic globalisation is inevitable, the newely-relocated companies should adhere to the same payroll and conditions as the employees in the developped world are currently entitled to."
A. Strongly agree.
B. Agree.
C. Disagree.
D. Strongly disagree.

(note that this payroll is not proportionate to the profits and thus under a lot of criticism from the globalisation opponents who consider this exploation. but you won't see this note in a test that is composed to solely test your morals)

Though the answer means essentialy the same, the wording of the question leads to believe otherwise. This alone is enough to sway many heads to re-think the way they answered to this question before.

Anywhoo, this is but one of the questions I can point out as to what is wrong with the 'political compass', among other gay online quizzes.