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SBK
04-09-2009, 12:49 AM
Has anyone taken the quiz on Facebook? A lot of my friends were taking it and so last night I did as well.

Josh completed the quiz "The Political Idealogy Quiz (http://apps.facebook.com/thepoliticalidealogy/)" with the result Very Conservative (http://apps.facebook.com/thepoliticalidealogy/).
You want as little government as possible. You're about as far right as you can be without creeping up on Anarchism..



A little pic of Ron Paul showed up next to this in my profile. It was an interesting test, and more interesting to me was the idea that anarchy was a conservative ideology.

The more I thought about it though, I think it's right. I think the people who protest and declare that they want anarchy are really protesting capitalism, or perhaps protesting consequences for their actions. Of course, anarchy would destroy a society, so that is too far to the right for me.


So, how'd your test turn out?

Jenson71
04-09-2009, 01:00 AM
That's interesting because I don't think anarchy is considered a right-wing ideology. It's mostly promoted by socialists who view associations and not a central government as the only means to achieve a socialist society. Mao Zedong and a number of other Chinese were anarchists before joining the CCP. Proudhon was in most respects a socialist and anarchist. Maybe it could go either way.

Reaper16
04-09-2009, 01:11 AM
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You're right around the middle, but you are leaning to the left. The donkey would be proud of you.

Hoover
04-09-2009, 01:12 AM
I did it and it didn't give me a picture. Just said Very conservative

Jenson71
04-09-2009, 01:13 AM
I don't have a Facebook, so I took a different test:

http://www.politicalcompass.org/facebook/pcgraphpng.php?ec=-7.25&soc=-4.21

from politicalcompass.org

Mr. Kotter
04-09-2009, 01:16 AM
Reagan? Gosh, I'm shocked. Heh.

Political ideology is much more circular, than it is linear.

The "far left" and "far right" have much more in common with each other than anyone on the opposite side of the 'circle.' Hence Ted Kacinzski and Tim McViegh are much closer than it would first appear; likewise, Clinton and Bush, Reagan and Obama are not nearly as far apart as ideologues wish to believe.

However, such complications require real thought and analysis... :hmmm:

Night folks.

BucEyedPea
04-09-2009, 07:56 AM
That's interesting because I don't think anarchy is considered a right-wing ideology. It's mostly promoted by socialists who view associations and not a central government as the only means to achieve a socialist society. Mao Zedong and a number of other Chinese were anarchists before joining the CCP. Proudhon was in most respects a socialist and anarchist. Maybe it could go either way.

If you put anarchy on the far right and total govt on the far left with moderate govt ( our founding's concept long lost) in the middle, you could bend it in a U or even a circle and the two ends would meet. When you have a vacuum of no govt it tends to pull in a bully or a dictator. Hence the association with the socialist/communist left ( any totalitarian govt would fit). But you have both leftwing anarchists and the libertarian kind who support markets in the anarchy zone.

Libertarians are mini-anarchists, with some outright anarchists but they are the furthest thing from any communist. Remember, Reagan said "libertarianism is the heart of conservatism." Just the heart, mind you. And it is.

I consider a true libertarian to be a more extreme version of a small govt conservative. But then if you take a big govt left winger he'll call all those things anarchy too. That's more a reflection of how far left they are than accurate as they are well past the center on the left. So even that is anarchy to them. They are control ideologies and very anti-liberty.

But things have shifted over time, particularly since our revolution in the 1930's into a more socialist country. So today's centrists are really on the left, just not as far as the real left. That is in terms of where the CC decided the center would be. Even many on the right today are on the left now too. National Greatness Gingrichian conservatives. Hardly, the Old Right.

BucEyedPea
04-09-2009, 07:57 AM
I don't have a Facebook, so I took a different test:

http://www.politicalcompass.org/facebook/pcgraphpng.php?ec=-7.25&soc=-4.21

from politicalcompass.org

I'd say that's accurate. I know 2 self-proclaimed socialists on another board, one more a communist....and they placed where you did using the Nolan Scale.

Reaper16
04-09-2009, 08:08 AM
http://www.theadvocates.org/quiz-score/draw.php?p=8&e=2