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Offline Mart

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In Depth Political Analysis
« on: August 27, 2012, 07:18:17 PM »

I'm an Independent, almost smack dab in the middle.


Sometimes I think you have to march right in and demand your rights, even if you don’t know what your rights are, or who the person is you’re talking to. Then, on the way out, slam the door.

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Re: In Depth Political Analysis
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2012, 07:34:35 PM »
I was way over to the left. There's a surprise!
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Re: In Depth Political Analysis
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2012, 09:05:28 PM »
I'm a very moderate democrat.
Whatever one of them is
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Re: In Depth Political Analysis
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2012, 10:29:00 PM »
Apparently I'm "very liberal" on all measures. Not too surprised about that, last time I measured myself on a (US) liberal-conservative scale, I ended up off the scale on the liberal end.

Funny how those political types in the US have got their colours all back to front. The republicans use red as their colour and the democrats use blue, whereas here the tories use blue and labour use red, and lefties all over the place tend to use red. Read into that what you will. Somehow I suspect that "liberal democrat" means something completely different in the US to what it means in Swindon  ;D

There was a similar survey posted here a few years back (political compass?), placing people on a two-dimensional surface rather than a one-dimensional scale. I think the axes were something like authoritarian-libertarian and socialist-capitalist. I thought at the time that the extra dimension made it more representative of reality.
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