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Wednesday, August 24, 2005

What is Your Poliital COMPASS?

I was visiting a friend's blog when I stumbled upon a comment that mentioned a political test. I am a political test junky so it should be no surprise to anyone reading this, that I went and took the test.

It is not the normal Right or Left test. In fact here is a description as to why they have created this unique test.

“There's abundant evidence for the need of it. The old one-dimensional categories of 'right' and 'left' , established for the seating arrangement of the French National Assembly of 1789, are overly simplistic for today's complex political landscape. For example, who are the 'conservatives' in today's Russia? Are they the unreconstructed Stalinists, or the reformers who have adopted the right-wing views of conservatives like Margaret Thatcher ?

On the standard left-right scale, how do you distinguish leftists like Stalin and Gandhi? It's not sufficient to say that Stalin was simply more left than Gandhi. There are fundamental political differences between them that the old categories on their own can't explain. Similarly, we generally describe social reactionaries as 'right-wingers', yet that leaves left-wing reactionaries like Robert Mugabe and Pol Pot off the hook. “


At the end of the test, you'll be given the compass, with your own special position on it.

5 Other Freaks Said:

At 9:20 PM, Blogger madman said...

Im Ghandi! WOW--who knew! I hope I don't get shot!

At 9:24 PM, Blogger Bstermyster said...

LOL! or Starve to death!

At 9:27 AM, Blogger Ni-Chan said...

Another Ghandi! Never really considered myself comparable to Ghandi, but the test has spoken. Kinda surprised, I knew I would score left on the social scale, but I thought I would lean to the right economically. Guess I am more liberal than I thought...poor Greg! hahahahaha:)

At 8:58 PM, Anonymous Deborah said...

I'm a liberal according to this test. That's total bull. I couldn't be more right-wing conservative.

At 10:01 PM, Blogger Bstermyster said...

I agree with you, mine is bull, because there is no way in hell that I am tied to Paul Martin. I think it is comical!


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