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Discussion in 'Politics' started by D_HarryFrenum, Sep 14, 2011.
Want to know political leanings
The wording of the second option is offensive. Beyond the failed opening, your choices are far too narrow.
Think it should be re-thought...
I agreed! Being a moderate does not mean being a PUSSY! Having the right balance from extreme opposing views lessen controversies and oppositions.
I *spit* on your bourgeois poll.
Awww, well left-leaning centrist is me. Altho right leaning sometimes too, haha.
Check out the thread about the Political Compass.
(Which I've just re-taken out of interest.)
Left-leaning compared to what? In Canada I'm on the left. In America I'd probably get called a commie and that rude Bill O'Reilly character would invite me on his show so he could yell at me.
P.S. to Joll: I took the test you linked to, and I'm a pretty far-left libertarian, it would seem. That sounds about right. According to the site I'm somewhere between Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama.
Oops, dammit! I thought it said *Librarian*!
So suppose you are a liberal libertarian?
Wouldn't that be a bit tricky? Sure, it would work for some personal freedom issues. But how do you support radical deregulation, drastic cuts to social programs, and reduced protections for civil rights and still call yourself a liberal?
Having checked the definition of libertarianism on wikipedia, I see it goes on about the divergence of liberal and libertarian schools of thought particularly in the US. This has apparently not reached the UK, so I see the words as synonyms. I absolutely do not see the definition of libertarian as opposing state control as equating with conservative, quite the reverse. Conservatives in the Uk are the party of the establishment and centralised power imposed upon the citizenry.
It'd be liberal libertarian in the sense of marijuana legalization, being opposed to DOMA, pro-choice. You need to realize that in general a scale like that means left to right is generally economical. Top to bottom varies depending on how you wish to view it. There are libertarian views in each party, the difference is the right is against government intrusion into the economy (against regulations, higher minimum wages, etc...) , and people on the left are against government intrusion into your personal life (who you can marry, if you can smoke weed, patriot act, what religion you practice, etc...).
Sorry, I didn't take note of your location, or the cultural difference.
In the U.S., particularly these days, conservatives are dead set against any sort of centralized government control--except, of course, when it comes to behavior they find objectionable and *want* to control. In that sense, then, they are similar to libertarians, but without the consistency.
A couple of posts have noted that conservatives oppose government control except where they support it. I have yet to meet a rich man who does not believe in government intervention to support ownership rights, which is just about the biggest market intervention you can get. Why shouldnt I just shoot him and help myself?
That's class warfare
That's anarchy, conservatives don't support anarchy. Nor is murder capitalism, you obviously don't understand conservatives or sane people. The only point of government is protection.
Yes, but its all a question of degree. What one person thinks is a restriction of their rights another thinks is an essential liberty.