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That political meme that's going around

I'm sure my results will shock everybody:

My Political Views
I am a left social libertarian
Left: 6.62, Libertarian: 6.01

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My Foreign Policy Views
Score: -7.72

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My Culture War Stance
Score: -7.63

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I boggled a bit at some of the questions. 13. Government should do something about the increasing violence in video games I read as 13. Government should do something about increasing the violence in video games, which amused me. Agree strongly! No.

50. A person's morality is between that person and God only. Government should not get involved was just weird. Obviously I don't agree with the first sentence as it stands, but I may or may not agree with the second sentence, depending on what they really mean. If they're talking about things which only affect that person, or other consenting adults, hell yes. If they're talking about things that hurt other people, or in some cases even affect them without their consent, hell no! So, neutral, then.

I've changed the way I answer surveys in the last couple of years, I think. I used to be so wussy - lots of answers in the "slightly agree" to "slightly disagree" range, and virtually no strong feelings. Now probably two thirds of my answers are "strongly agree" or "strongly disagree", even if the question is confusing - just decide what I think it means, and then take a stance. I don't think my opinions have changed, in general (although some have, and I hope others have been refined, at least) but I've got more confident about them. I guess that's good.

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pickwick
Jan. 22nd, 2009 08:11 am (UTC)
Yep, definitely good. My new conviction suddenly seemed to fail in the last sentence there :->
zagreb2
Jan. 22nd, 2009 09:34 am (UTC)
Oh dear, so to whoever put this together (an American, I suspect) "interventionist" now means "neo-conservative" (a very specific ideology of which interventionism is only one part). Someone'll have to break it to Bill Clinton and the ghost of FDR that they were "neo-conservatives" now.

I don't think "left" and "right" are about attitudes to economic or social freedoms, I think they are an attitude to justice and human progress (the early left was strongly in favour of economic freedom because they thought it would break the power of the aristocracy, for example).
marcella_riddle
Jan. 22nd, 2009 05:11 pm (UTC)
My Political Views
I am a left social libertarian
Left: 5.64, Libertarian: 5.28

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My Foreign Policy Views
Score: -5.09

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My Culture War Stance
Score: -6.09

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Again, not surprised. Some of the questions were worded really weirdly.
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