Political Compass

This is a discussion on Political Compass within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by older gunner I'm 2.5 economic right, 0.62 authoritarian. I surprised myself. I thought I was more of a libertarian. Imo they should ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by older gunner
    I'm 2.5 economic right, 0.62 authoritarian. I surprised myself. I thought I was more of a libertarian.

    Imo they should add something in the middle of agree and strongly agree. Seems to make a huge difference depending on those two choices. Still a fun test though and pretty spot on for me I think.

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    Economic Left/Right: -2.50
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.18

    That's what I got but I have absolutely no idea what the heck it means...
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    I'll have to mull this one over. . .

    Scored a 3.25 to the Economic Right and a -1.03 in the Social.

    I noticed the only "historical" figures that landed in that same area was Milton Friedman. Guess I need to look him up and see if I think that's a "good thing."

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    Economic Left/Right: 6.38
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.79

    Pretty much where I expected to be -

    Interesting that in the international chart - there are no politicians in the libertarian right quadrant.....

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    Hmm...1.13 Right, and -0.36 Libertarian.

    I expected to be further Right and more Libertarian than that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gddyup
    Economic Left/Right: -2.50
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.18

    That's what I got but I have absolutely no idea what the heck it means...

    In a nutshell, left/right is basically liberal/conservative. Libertarian/Authoritarian is how much control you think the government should have.

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    Hmmm - more left that I would have thought - surprised me as I reckon I am pretty right generally. The economic is not too far off center tho would have thought that to be more left.

    Oh well - I guess there are some questions where more than one answer could suit the individual.

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    It is interesting to say the least - I would have expected the group to generally more "conservative" than it appears to be, and much more "libertarian" to it appears to be. Surprise surprise!

    The divergence indicates that, ignoring RKBA, we have broad and varied political interests. This can be interpreted as a strength, because we have the ability to affect the agendas of a number of different political interests IFF we choose to do so.

    The divergence can also result in weakness, because we could be marginalized in any political process as a minority.

    Having said that, I don't know what the correct "answer" is other than:

    We need to be perpetually vigilent in protecting RKBA through political action and money; and

    We need to speak up in a politically acceptable fashion as we choose to participate in the political groups that reflect our other interests; and

    Make sure we are not otherwise marginalized where we see fit to otherwise participate.

    It also appears that to produce a "critical mass" of candidates and elected officials, we need to consider crossing party lines with regularity (which I do constantly), and even possibly becoming a "single issue" block (which repels me morally , even though that is sometimes the most effective "methodology")

    Other thoughts?

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