Political Compass

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Which quadrant are your results in?

Authoritarian Left
0
No votes
Libertarian Left
20
77%
Authoritarian Right
1
4%
Libertarian Right
5
19%
 
Total votes: 26

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Re: Political Compass

Post by DooDoot » Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:48 pm

PuerAzaelis wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:42 pm
Seriously I apologize that was not appropriate. PS: some of my friends are Jewish, I am a little sensitive.
Respectfully, this is not relevant to an informed discussion. I also have Jewish friends. The point I previously made, which you objected to, is the 'left-wing-victim-narrative' used by blacks, gays, women & other so-called 'minorities', that appears to characterize US politics, is primarily of Jewish origins & mimics the historical Jewish victim narrative; just as the sexual liberalism of the entertainment industry largely of Jewish origins. I do acknowledge there obviously were non-Jewish people, such as legislators, supporting this liberalism. Similarly, it appears quite obvious US foreign policy often has an Israeli or Zionist narrative; & the US mass-media that propagates this narrative is largely Zionist in its leanings. Therefore, if you believe what I have posted here is factually wrong, you are welcome to provide evidence & information to educate me that my views are wrong or inaccurate. However, to claim you have Jewish friends is not a response because it is more name-calling of 'anitsemiticism', as described (but not mentioned) this video.


DNS wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:18 pm
DooDoot wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:01 pm
I am also a 'wog'.
Is that Australian slang for person of color? If you don't mind me asking, what is your ethnic background?
A wog is probably similar to US 'wop'; a person of darker skinned Mediterranean origins.
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Re: Political Compass

Post by PuerAzaelis » Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:53 pm

Yea I get it. I just have knee-jerk reactions. I think I should avoid political discussions.
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Re: Political Compass

Post by DooDoot » Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:57 pm

PuerAzaelis wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:53 pm
Yea I get it. I just have knee-jerk reactions. I think I should avoid political discussions.
That's up to you. But I merely posted my impression that both left-wing & right-wing US politics have many Jewish narratives. When I use the word "Jewish", I am referring to a sub-culture & ideology (rather than a racial group). I did not say this about the politics of other Western nations. I was clear in my original post that these narratives are historically absent from Australia politics, for example. In Australia, the word "liberal" means "conservative" or "right wing" because "liberals" were historically primarily concerned with free-trade & free-economics, including labour relations. "Liberal" in Australia does not mean to be sexually liberal or to support LGBT, etc.

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Re: Political Compass

Post by Dhammanando » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:46 am

Authoritarian right, but only just, and looking pretty moderate for a UKIP voter.

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Re: Political Compass

Post by binocular » Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:00 pm

Dhammanando wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:46 am
Authoritarian right, but only just, and looking pretty moderate for a UKIP voter.
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Re: Political Compass

Post by Sam Vara » Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:16 pm

binocular wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:00 pm
Monks (can) vote?
In the UK monks are not prohibited from voting, and those living abroad can have a postal or proxy vote.

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Re: Political Compass

Post by Disciple » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:10 pm

Here's mine

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Re: Political Compass

Post by retrofuturist » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:29 pm

Greetings,

Mine's about where I thought it would be nowadays...
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... how and why it's shifted over the years has been explained previously here.

Metta,
Paul. :)
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Re: Political Compass

Post by Cittasanto » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:34 am

Mine is also about the same. I was more leftist and less libertarian
left moderate social libertarian now and was left social moderate before.
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Re: Political Compass

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