Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Political Compass

Well, my last few posts got a little long-winded and ranty, no time, moving to a new place. So, in the spirit of brevity, I'll simply leave you with a website to measure your political compass: www.politicalcompass.org/test
It doesn't take long, take the test and compare your score with mine:

Your political compass

Economic Left/Right: -4.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.72


Hat tip. Let me know how you did, if I remember right, I scored closest to Ghandi, could be worse.

8 comments:

Michal said...

I was 1,25 left 0,05 auth

since when Hitler was centrist? They were Nationalsozialistischen Deutschen Arbeiterpartei .Fascist economy is state run and social security is very high (for all those racially pure). So it should be somewhere around 6 towards the left.

Also, this test doesn't distinct a state in which allows enormous personal and economical freedom, but restricts voting rights.

Troy said...

Just took the test and scored
Left/Right: -7.12
Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.56

Feeling rather Dalai Lamaish I guess.

Michal said...

Another flaw - when you divide society into groups, or classes, this test is bogus. Let's take the example closest to my opinion: Nietzsche's thought on ubervolk, master mentality and slave mentality, dividing society into two groups: the herd and the shepherds. I for one would institute authoritarian policies towards the former, and libertarian towards the latter.

That is by the way my explaination why I scored 0.05 auth - almost in the middle.

Shane said...

I don't think the test is perfect, that's for sure. A little skewed with the weed questions, wasn't there a couple of them? Ubervolk and Nietzsche young Michal, you Poles are well read. Troy, your left was expected, but so far libertarian, you should be walking around naked, no?

Troy said...

Last time I was out and about hanging it ALL out, people seemed to stare, but that is probably because they were hot for me.

Here in Spain people are loathe to tell you to your face not to do so, but behind your back they sure will be talking!

Woohoo...Anarchist that I never knew I was!

virgomonkey said...

I'm actually not too far from you.

virgomonkey said...

I forgot to add it. Here's mine.

Shane said...

We are pretty close Virgo...kinda figured.