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1 hour ago, nyarLOLhotep said:

 

So, we're going to use these to know who's posts we're allowed to thumbs up right? 

 

It's so that when some thread about TLoU2 / Disco Elysium / Life is Strange etc. inevitably descend into "YoU'rE wOrSe ThAn hItLeR"  territory, we have evidence to point to to confirm or deny it ?

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I've taken this one several times over the past few years, all with a very similar result. Not sure how accurately it depicts my views, but here:

 

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To be clear, I identify as a DemSoc, but if you judged me by these results, you might expect something closer to an anarcho-socialist.

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6 hours ago, me_is_caveman said:

(In redneck accent)

"Got dang! Looks like we got us a bunch of commies in this here thread, y'all!" :P

 

Considering how biased the questions are written, it’s no surprise results tilt low and to the left.  Consider the first question:

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

As if “humanity” and “corporations” are different species of competing animals.  As if "trans-national corporations" aren’t just groups of human employees, owned by human shareholders, that create products/services for human consumers.  As if “serve humanity” is even measurable.  Yet how can you disagree with this statement without disappointing your mother?


A more telling way to ask this same question would be something like:

  • If economic globalisation is inevitable, it is more important to enforce universal economic standards (e.g. setting a global minimum wage) than to allow corporations to leverage economic inefficiencies (e.g. moving factories to less expensive labor markets).

 

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"Biased questions" is a very common criticism, which they address in the FAQ:

 

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1. Some of the questions are slanted

 

Most of them are slanted! Some right-wingers accuse us of a leftward slant. Some left-wingers accuse us of a rightward slant. But it’s important to realise that this isn’t a survey, and these aren’t questions. They’re propositions — an altogether different proposition. To question the logic of individual ones that irritate you is to miss the point. Some propositions are extreme, and some are more moderate. That’s how we can show you whether you lean towards extremism or moderation on the Compass.

 

The propositions should not be overthought. Some of them are intentionally vague. Their purpose is to trigger reactions in the mind, measuring feelings and prejudices rather than detailed opinions on policy.

 

Incidentally, our test is not another internet personality classification tool. The essence of our site is the model for political analysis. The test is simply a demonstration of it.

 

Whether or not you find this response satisfying is another question.

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I'd think the reason that most people here score left is that conservatism trends leftwards; the young conservatives of today, arguing about trans issues or communism or what have you would be considered left wing degenerates to conservatives a few hundred years ago - I've yet to see anyone but fundamentalist christians argue that women wearing dresses that reveal their ankles or leaving their heads uncovered is inappropriate, for instance. I highly doubt anybody from a century ago would be willing to accept a gay conservative, and yet they exist quite prominently these days.

 

As others have noted, the 'extreme' on this scale, at least for the left, seems to be democratic socialists and the like, who I would consider center-left. I'm not sure how the right section compares, but I wouldn't be surprised if it's more nuanced - since the west has much stronger examples of right wing ideology than left, our perception of right and left tend to be skewed towards that data set.

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https://politicalcompass.org/analysis2?ec=-1.25&soc=-3.28

(i live in Denmark)

 

Im left libertarian. No surprise.

 

I've read a lot of Ayn Rand, and i like the Libertarian/Free idea. BUT, i also think that we should help each other, and i don't mind taxes as long as it goes to health care and other important things.

 

I think that healthcare/safety for everyone and as much personal freedom (you give a little personal freedom away, by paying taxes for healthcare), as long as you do no harm to anyone, is the best way.

 

And oh yeah, i have no patriotic feelings. Anyone can burn the danish flag, i don't care. I like living in Denmark, and i love being danish, but i'm not gonna freak out because someone hate Denmark enough to burn a piece of cloth.... I also hate religion. It's the ultimate brainwash and form of control ever human made.

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Inaccurate

https://politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=0.63&soc=1.64

Ultimately  though, a political ideology  is just a means to an end, not the  end, and said ends may change based on what you require   on a specific  time or to react at different  situations from others  that happen as time goes on  so that you avoid fossilization, which then invites manipulation.

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On 4/8/2021 at 7:35 PM, TomataEighty9 said:

I also hate religion. It's the ultimate brainwash and form of control ever human made.

 

Considering how many deaths and torment have come out of religion, my parents who were both forced to attend Christian churches in the 1960s/1970s decided long ago they would never enforce Christian beliefs or any religious beliefs on me or my sister. 

 

Bill Maher's documentary Religulous told me everything I needed to know about religion. It is brainwashing. When Bill Maher tried to question the actor who played Jesus, the guy avoided practically all of Bill's important questions.

 

Extreme Christians avoid Religulous and any other documentaries that try to put some logical sense into the practice of religion, why it is such a thing. I have to respect Bill, he was a big inspiration for me growing up.

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You don't really need an organised religion to be moral. In fact, there are people who do pretty amoral things in the name of religion. Look at the Crusades and other so-called holy wars. And some religions say "our creed is the only true one, screw all the rest". I'd rather not get started on those damn televangelists.

 

Is someone good just because they go to church? No. It's their actions that define them.

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2 hours ago, RadiantFlamberge said:

And some religions say "our creed is the only true one, screw all the rest". I'd rather not get started on those damn televangelists.

 

Is someone good just because they go to church? No. It's their actions that define them.

 

That's the problem right there. The moment somebody tries to force their religious beliefs on me is when I get really pissed off. I read the Bible, as a matter of fact I've read it several times, and to me it's no more impressive than the typical mushy love story some novelists out there like to shove out.

 

I was lucky in that I never had to go to church. My parents had to attend church for well over a decade, until they reached late teens, early adulthood in their lives.

 

This is the 21st century, where we're supposed to accept people who are different and be accepting of who we are and respect our differences. None of the televangelists want this, they want you to go on their website, call their phone number and donate them money for something that I see as completely stupid.

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The test places me at dead center, but that's inaccurate, as I do not personally support a lot of the leftist beliefs. Extreme Libertarianism is often difficult to distinguish from centrism in its view of others and their rights, so to determine the difference, one must look at how the individual would govern their own life as well. In that respect, my life's personal creed is "A person shall have as much freedom as humanly possible within the confines of Biblical law." However, I am also very clear in my understanding that not everyone believes in the Bible and that if God doesn't force people to obey Him, neither can I. In Deuteronomy 30:19, He sets the choice before you and tells you what to choose, but it is ultimately you who makes the final decision. Therefore, I govern my own actions and votes by the rules of the Bible and when it comes to others, I'm a "you do you— just kindly leave me out of it" sort of person. I make it known that I am available if anyone should be interested in learning about the Gospel message, but I'm not a "door-knocker," so to speak.

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chart?ec=7.5&soc=-5.23

very vague test, just for fun. "agree" and "disagree" for some statements were simply not enough for my real thinking, but at least libertarian thinking was evident in some ways. I laughed a lot.

 

Edit: it seems like i am the first to participate who had an end in the purple quadrant ?

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55 minutes ago, Kristen Danielle said:

The test places me at dead center, but that's inaccurate, as I do not personally support a lot of the leftist beliefs.


Religious views notwithstanding, I suspect that is not in error, but rather by design, based on the questions.

 

The test is very much based on a centre-right to centrist view as the median.

 

The way the test is set up and the questions worded, it tends to skew people a little further left than they likely identify politically - As evidenced by the ‘extreme’ left position I ended up with in my results. I certainly swing left politically, but not wildly outside of the general leftist view in my country -  but based on this compass, you would think I was the secret adopted son of Karl Marx and Jerry Rubin.

 

I think that in order to fall deep on the ‘right’ side, one would need to be either a fool, a troll deliberately trying to skew the results that way, or such a hate-filled, odious, mean-spirited caricature of a human being that they would most likely not have survived long on a moderated forum such as this one without having gotten themselves banned at some point.

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