Monday, August 03, 2009

Political spectrum quiz

According to this quiz:
My Political Views
I am a right social moderate
Right: 4.95, Authoritarian: 0.66

Political Spectrum Quiz

Actually, I've mellowed over the years. I'm now right on the border between Libertarian and Authoritarian - when I was younger, I would have been very comfortably in the middle of the Authoritarian quadrant. But I think the freedom of speech issues have pushed me further to the Libertarian side, while moral questions still pull me the other way.


Blogger C. Andiron said...

I scored Right: 1.94, Authoritarian: 2.38. Actually a number of these questions were junk questions that I just had to leave neutral/neutral. Most were fair, but for many 'the devil's in the details' rule applies. There are simply some issues that cannot be decided in the simple minded terms in which the questions were phrased. For example:

14. If our leader meets with our enemies, it makes us appear weak.
Are we talking Chamberlain or Reagan?

26. Racial issues will never be resolved. It is human nature to prefer one's own race.
I think this is probably true, but that it is unfortunate. Will they think I wear a white dunce cap in my spare time?

29. The state should fine television stations for broadcasting offensive language.
Are we talking Beavis and Butthead or John Waters?

30. It does not make sense to understand the motivations of terrorists because they are self-evidently evil.If I *have* made an effort to understand them, and I *do* think they are evil, will they still call me a bigot?

33. It is wrong to question a leader in wartime.
Are we talking Gen. Custer, or Gen. Grant?

35. It makes sense and is fair that some people make much more money than others.
Are we talking Ken Lay, or Google?

44. It is not our place to condemn other cultures as backwards or barbaric.
Did Adolf Hitler slip this one in?

9:35 pm  
Blogger C. Andiron said...

Maybe by trying to quantify such things we are playing into the sick liberal fantasy that C.S. Lewis debunked in 'Abolition of Man'.

9:55 pm  
Anonymous Jeffersonian said...

I scored 8 Right, 4.5 libertarian. About what I'd expect.

3:54 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't you just put a picture of Attila the Hun as your profile picture?

8:08 am  

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