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Subrick
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:56 pm 
 

mindshadow wrote:
How about this test? http://www.politicaltest.net/


Mine are below.

"You are a cosmopolitan Social Democrat. 16 percent of the test participators are in the same category and 11 percent are more extremist than you."

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:07 am 
 

Thanks for linking this test, mindshadow! It's really quite interesting. I'm a little overwhelmed by the potential for changing my result by 'weighting' different statements - this will occupy me for a while, I'm sure.

In the meantime - here is the result from my first, somewhat rushed taking of the test (where I didn't really pay attention to that weighting thing). Apparently, I'm a Trotskyist - 3% of test-takers are in that category, and 4% are more extreme than I am. Hmmm. Intriguing.

Just for comparison's sake, and to save scrolling back for pages, here is my result from that compass test, which I posted a while back; there, I was Economic Left/Right -9.50, and Social Libertarian/Authoritarian -7.38.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:09 am 
 

As with most of these tests, I wound up objecting to several of the questions and ultimately wound up essentially in the middle, slightly on the left.

I don't like to be boxed up :)

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:01 am 
 

Calusari wrote:
Thanks for linking this test, mindshadow! It's really quite interesting. I'm a little overwhelmed by the potential for changing my result by 'weighting' different statements - this will occupy me for a while, I'm sure.


:)

Just goes to show that most of us proletariat (peasants :roll:) side to the left on many principles, and I suspect politicians are well aware of this fact and exploit it ruthlessly, hence my distancing now from the main parties who are have no intention of representing the people who put them in power. It's all a game of divide and conquer I guess?

Siding more to the right on some questions maybe hints at a more central viewpoint - arriving more to the middle of the spectrum - rather than having an extremist viewpoint either way; which is far more healthy.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:02 am 
 

"You are a neoliberal Democrat. 6 percent of the test participators are in the same category and 13 percent are more extremist than you."

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The last box is too much for my geometry-ignornat brain, but this one's really interesting, like how I actually became slightly capitalistic in this test versus being socialistic in the political compass test.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:49 am 
 

It seems like I am a cosmopolitan Social Democrat

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Basically I just want the whole world to get together in a drumcircle and smoke weed. I'm suprised that my anthropocentrism bar is 12%, though. Yes, I do think that we should look out for our own species first. But that doesn't mean I want to shoot baby gorillas and rip every tree out of the ground.

EDIT nevermind, it seems that my 12% isn't that high after all...
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:14 am 
 

Economic Left/Right: -4.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.33

Sounds about right. My political views are basically "Shut the fuck up about your bible" and "People are generally stupid and irresponsible, but we don't need laws that will restrict the enlightened few".

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:51 am 
 

You are a cosmopolitan Social Democrat. 16 percent of the test participators are in the same category and 1 percent are more extremist than you.

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Seems to be a fairly broad category-- my results look different enough to the other cosSocDems above, for some factors anyway. I guess "1 percent are more extremist than you" means I'm on the edge of the next category though? Maybe? I'm not too sure precisely how this one works. I normally think of myself as left libertarian, leaning towards green anarchy and anarchopacifism, but just a little too cynical to really embrace either. Bottom left corner on political compass (just like everyone else). I am 25 if anybody wondered/cares.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:32 pm 
 

completed the full test
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:01 pm 
 

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Democratic National liberal

Fuck that shit.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:07 pm 
 

I do find it interesting that I'm very left on everything except environmental stuff, which is something that pretty much every liberal I've ever met is gung ho about. I guess watching all those episodes of Penn & Teller: Bullshit where they rip New Age hippie douchebags a new one has rubbed off on me.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:58 pm 
 

To be fair, the test differentiates between ecologism and anthropocentrism, the belief in 'nature first' and 'humans first'. To be anthropocentric doesn't mean you aren't environmentally conscious, because I'd say anyone that doesn't outright claim that global warming doesn't exist and goes around polluting without a single care is to a certain extent; it's just that ecologism goes further to the extent that they think that nature is equal or more important than humanity.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:10 pm 
 

BasqueStorm wrote:
Subrick wrote:
http://www.politicalcompass.org/test

Ok, here we go!

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Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: -8.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.23


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Kveldulfr wrote:
Some questions are quite misleading and, well, some pointless if you don't live in the US.

I agree. The test should be WAY more elaborated.


mindshadow wrote:
How about this test? http://www.politicaltest.net/

Ok, that was somewhat better.
My results:

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You are a Social Democrat. 12 percent of the test participators are in the same category and 17 percent are more extremist than you.


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Seems quite accurate despite some odd questions.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:21 pm 
 

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You are a capitalist. 1 percent of the test participators are in the same category and 3 percent are more extremist than you.

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Economic Left/Right: 8.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.54

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You scored 88% on Social freedom, higher than 82% of your peers.

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You scored 90% on Econ. freedom, higher than 89% of your peers.

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You scored 90% on Polit. freedom, higher than 97% of your peers.

> 25, for what it's Wuertz

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:21 pm 
 

The site automatically switched to German:

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It would be interesting if this test had detailed statistics of what percentage of people agreed with you on specific questions etc.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:42 pm 
 

BarryLamarBonds wrote:
You are a capitalist. 1 percent of the test participators are in the same category and 3 percent are more extremist than you.


This suggests to me that this test is bullshit.

Only 1 percent of the folks tested score as capitalist? That cannot really be in the current global context.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:56 pm 
 

It's a way of encouraging people to be a bit more capitalistic.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:44 pm 
 

You are a Social Democrat. 12 percent of the test participators are in the same category and 13 percent are more extremist than you.

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Looks similar to the results the last time I took the test, but I remember being more communistic and secular the last time.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:41 am 
 

"You are a patriotic and authoritarian Socialist. 2 percent of the test participators are in the same category and 73 percent are more extremist than you. "
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:17 am 
 

You are a Liberal. 4 percent of the test participators are in the same category and 45 percent are more extremist than you.

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Funny that I'm just barely in the upper half of extremism, and moreover that I'm more extreme in my secular preferences (the religious questions seemed much more extreme to me than ones of other categories, but maybe that just entails my bias). Not sure how I got only 43% on capitalistic either but oh well. A handful of questions seemed ambiguous to me and I left them neutral, although admittedly the test was much better than the PoliticalCompass.

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And just for shits and giggles, my opposite-me is a patriotic and authoritarian Socialist.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:34 pm 
 

"You are a capitalist. 1 percent of the test participators are in the same category and 7 percent are more extremist than you."

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I'm an anarcho-capitalist, so that sounds about right.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:34 pm 
 

You are a cosmopolitan Social Democrat. 16 percent of the test participators are in the same category and 10 percent are more extremist than you.

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I think they use the term "Social Democrat" too broadly, but this is a lot better than the other test...even if some questions still assume support for the government.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:03 am 
 

Hm, yeah-- if you're ending up in the that category maybe it's not so weird that I did. I just had a quick flick through the questions again and i'm noticing statements like "The state has to ensure that people are able to live off their work with dignity." As an anti-statie lefty, I don't know how to either agree or disagree without some serious caveats. Oh well, what precious snowflakes we all are, eh? I quite like this quiz at the end of the day.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:28 am 
 

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"You are a Social Democrat. 12 percent of the test participators are in the same category and 20 percent are more extremist than you."

Again, shouldn't be a surprise based on my posting history here, and pretty much right in line with the other test.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:04 am 
 

TheOldOne wrote:
This is mine. As you can see I'm a hard right Libertarian, have been ever since I started reading the works of Murray Rothbard. I consider the State stifling, restricting, inefficient and unneeded, and I support homesteading, private property, free markets, voluntarism and personal liberty.



I can't take the test due to browser restrictions unfortunately. However, this is pretty much where I found myself a few months ago. I've traveled a bit to the left, finding mutualism and individualist anarchism more aligned with my personal philosophy. From time to time, I also have bouts of what one would call "post-libertarian nihilism", where I just get fed up with the fact that lost economic and social systems would/will/have fail(ed) because humans in general are shit.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:02 am 
 

You are a liberal Cosmopolitan. 4 percent of the test participators are in the same category and 67 percent are more extremist than you.
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I'm so damn central a majority of people are more extremist than me. Suck it, you extremist bastards.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:35 am 
 

this felt very correct for me yeah

Economic Left/Right: -3.62
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.00

I would definitely describe myself as a 'social libertarian' of sorts (I know that on face value it's a bit of an oxymoron)

but I'm also reasonably moderate, so while I was definitely in a specific area of the grid, I wasn't in the bottom left corner or anything
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:40 am 
 

so basically the majority of MA are social libertarian/anarcho-communists... nice
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:26 pm 
 

These tests tend to skew peoples' results to the extremes of whatever they believe in as in practice most people would not advocate taking more than a handful of minor steps towards realizing their ideas at any given time. Most people are also reformist rather than revolutionary and these tests don't seem to make that distinction, so a lot of fairly normal people get lumped in with the "Fuck all ya'll!" types.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:51 pm 
 

plasticpope wrote:
so basically the majority of MA are social libertarian/anarcho-communists... nice


I seriously doubt there are that many AnComs around here. I've seen a lot of people take these tests, and generally speaking almost everyone who ends up in the green is a Social Democrat of varying intensity. Most people on the internet from what I can tell are socially liberal on things like weed and gay marriage and whatnot, but still support big government and restrictions on other sorts of freedoms.

I still think the three-pronged test I posted is the best, since it more accurately shows what kind of freedoms you support.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:42 am 
 

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Economic Left/Right: -7.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.74
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You are a cosmopolitan Social Democrat. 16 percent of the test participators are in the same category and 4 percent are more extremist than you.
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Seems reasonable, though a lot of my particular views are more nuanced (and perhaps more extremist?) than these tests allow. I've never strictly defined myself by any parties or economic/social philosophies so I admit to chafing a little to the application of these labels... *shrug*

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:45 am 
 

I'm like at the same position in the square test, I did it a while ago, can't be arsed to do it! I'll do it again tomorrow perhaps and I'll edit this post.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:05 am 
 

Well here is my political compass results.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:04 pm 
 

"You are a national democratic communist."

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:02 pm 
 

I hate the way this test defines 'left-libertarian'. When I think of 'left-libertarian', which I identify as, I think of syndicalism, decentralized workers' co-operatives and the Mondragon Corporation, not "Kucinich Democrat who's good on civil liberties".

My score -

Economic: +4.15
Social: -8.89

But I dislike the idea of being in the same quadrant with Austrian-style libertarians, Ron Paulites, Randian Objectivists, and so on. I'm way to their left. My wanting to get the government out of the economy has a lot more to do with wanting to abolish corporate welfare and State support for capitalist hierarchies and virtually nothing at all to do with "market efficiencies".

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:45 pm 
 

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Economic Left/Right: 4.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.51

I took it a while ago and was a point or two closer to social libertarian/ anarchy. I still personally hold anarchist/ libertarian values, but ultimately I believe what ever happens happens, I don't believe in right or wrong or that we need or deserve anything. We deserve what we take and everything else is just privilege. I can't deny there are things to me that will feel right or wrong to me, but that's just me and a reflection of what has influenced my perception of right and wrong, it's different for everyone in my eyes, so I keep my own morals to myself and let others do the same.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:52 am 
 

Age 27: You are a National Socialist. 1 percent of the test participators are in the same category and 8 percent are more extremist than you.
A nationalistic, atheistic, military-driven dictatorship, sounds about right.

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It seems Hugo Chavez and I could have a nice chat.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:38 pm 
 

So wth, I decided to give it a try. Many of my answers were neutral, though.

"You are a social democratic Cosmopolitan. 13 percent of the test participators are in the same category and 61 percent are more extremist than you."

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Pretty much what I expected. A bit for to the left and libertarian than last time I tried the test a year or so back.

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