[FoRK] re: The Semi-Annual Political Compass Test
Gregory Alan Bolcer
gbolcer at endeavors.com
Mon Mar 8 18:16:21 PST 2004
Actually, I think I'm right in the middle of Wesley Clark, Howard
Dean, and John FN Kerry, but I'd never vote for any of them.
jbone at place.org wrote:
> G. sez:
>> You just need to get a better search engine--that or learn
>> how to use Google better.
> I just types 'em like I feels 'em. ;-)
> Yes, well, that's not very useful or informative, is it? But you oblige:
>> Economic Left/Right: 3.00
>> Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.15
> So let's see: you're more of a socialist than I am (by which I mean
> further to the left on Economic Left/Right) *AND* more of a fascist
> (meaning not only higher up the scale, but up and out of the entire
> lower half, albeit ever so slightly.) Very enlightening!
> P.J. O'Rourke? Not hardly. (And I wonder if your failure is in
> understanding O'Rourke, or understanding yourself. ;-) I wonder why you
> voted for Harry Browne? No, strike that, no wonder --- with your
> apparent rampant confusion about ideological terms, political positions,
> etc. as evidenced above, you probably thought Harry Browne
> ("Libertarian") stood for, I dunno, expansive military imperialism,
> abortion prohibition, Constitutional amendments to prohibit gay
> marriage, stepping up the drug war, etc...
> But the positive authoritarian score definitely explains your affinity
> for Jackboot George Jr. Hell, he's a quadrant-mate! (Not that Kerry is
> anywhere but there, too, but at least he's lost in the statistical noise
> around the origin, by the test-makers' estimation anyway.)
> The take-away from all of this, Greg? Call me a loon all you want.
> Just don't call me a socialist loon or a fascist loon. (I wouldn't
> mind, for example, "goddamned fucking anti-social knee-jerk
> anti-establishment reactionary anarchist punk" --- that would sound
> about right coming from you.)
> Anyway, thanks. Muchas gracias.
> Mine is,
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