Your Ideologies

Discussion in 'Politics' started by CriticAndProud, Apr 15, 2014.

  1. Tery

    Tery Moderator Moderator

    This is no surprise:

    Economic Left/Right: -6.12
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.69


    And I would happily teach a class on comparative religion in any school ;)
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  2. VultureLvr45

    VultureLvr45 Well-Known Member

    Surprised by the findings...slightly farther left libertarian than I initially guessed. Many of the questions were 'leading', needed a 'depends on individual circumstance' option
  3. Grandpa

    Grandpa Well-Known Member

    Agreed. Some of the answers I gave might well be different on a different day and interpreting the same question a different way.
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  4. Kurben

    Kurben Well-Known Member

    Hollande is the present President of France. He is the leader of the Socialist party in France. And i agree with you that some questions were loaded. Anyway, i thought it was a fun test.
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  5. CriticAndProud

    CriticAndProud Straya Mate !

    I took the test once again the day after my birthday, perhaps more honestly this time. The results were unexpected, honestly didn't think I was that left-wing, but as time has gone on I definitely feel more passionate about politics and I guess that is a result. ASIO has probably got drones watching me for being a 'communist sympathiser' or something ;-D

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  6. Lily Sawyer

    Lily Sawyer Inquisitrice | Author | Mother of Jack

    This is virtually a clone of what I am. Waaaaaaaaaaayyyyy over to the left.

    Now would be a good time to say that moving to Sweden is looking damned attractive.
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  7. Shasta

    Shasta On his shell he holds the earth.

    I agree. The questions were terrible and poorly written.

    As I've said a million times, while working on my MBA in marketing I took class after class on how to manipulate results through data collection as well as studying numerous examples of how questions can be written to be vague and unclear. This was a perfect example of that.
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  8. Kurben

    Kurben Well-Known Member

    You do know that there, at the moment anyway, is a conservative government in Sweden? Of course, conservative and Right means different things in the US and Sweden but still.... We have election this autumn, at the moment it looks like the left will take over again then.
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  9. Grandpa

    Grandpa Well-Known Member

    You got that right. In today's climate, Theodore Roosevelt would be described as a RINO, or Republican In Name Only, a description given to those who don't strictly adhere to a pretty hard-right line.

    Roosevelt worked to break up monopolies, increase regulation on businesses, set aside land for national parks and forests, increase the inheritance tax, establish higher quality for drugs and food, and engaged in a huge government-funded capital project (the Panama Canal). All of those things (with the possible exception of the Panama Canal and its territorial expansion) would be a poison pill for an American conservative nowadays. The conservative nowadays is more concerned with breaking up unions, giving businesses free rein, selling off public lands, lessening taxes on higher incomes, and gutting the FDA and most other consumer protection agencies that "slow down business."
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  10. SusanNorton

    SusanNorton Beatle Groupie

    Ugh - some of these questions are impossible to answer with just four choices. I quit!
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  11. VampireLily

    VampireLily Vampire Goddess & General P.I.T.A

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    My favorite question was: Astrology accurately explains many things.

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  12. Lily Sawyer

    Lily Sawyer Inquisitrice | Author | Mother of Jack

    The Swedes (and Danes) got it right: you truly reap what you sow with taxes in both countries. I am not surprised that both are in the top five countries with the highest standard of living.
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  13. Lily Sawyer

    Lily Sawyer Inquisitrice | Author | Mother of Jack

    I am over to the Left with a whopping -7.5. On Libertarian/Authoritarian I'm a -2.5.
    Bizarre eyesight, eh? :eyebrow:
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  14. Kurben

    Kurben Well-Known Member

    Oh, well, we have also reaped some strong racist parties in both countries. Of course they would never admit because it ain't political to use that word put actions speaks louder than word sometimes. Stronger in Denmark than Sweden but the Swedish party still has 10% of the votes which i find awful. They hide behind slogans like keep Sweden for the Swedes and so on completely forgetting that you can be a swede even if you're not ethnically three generations back born and bred in the country. Disgusting.

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