Nimbus Couzin wrote:I'm in Gandhi's quadrant, just more extreme....
It pegs me as a leftist libertarian.
Matthew D wrote:My results returned an error message. It read: "Our charts do not go far enough left to account for your answers."
Charles W. wrote:If you're left, how can you be anything other than libertarian left when the alternative is authoritarian left with Stalin as the exemplar? Let's see Gandhi or Stalin? Gandhi or Stalin? Give me some time to think . . .
Robin Garr wrote:Paul Mick wrote:Libertarians are conservative (politically right) on social issues but liberal (political left) on social issues. We pick the best of both worlds, and pretty much just want the government to leave us alone.
Paul, I've always argued that libertarians are just conservatives who want to smoke pot and look at porn.
Robin Garr wrote:Charles W. wrote:If you're left, how can you be anything other than libertarian left when the alternative is authoritarian left with Stalin as the exemplar? Let's see Gandhi or Stalin? Gandhi or Stalin? Give me some time to think . . .
Just guessing here, but perhaps a leftover paternalistic New Deal liberal?
Steve H wrote:I'm thinking that there's something not right about the vertical axis. It should rightly be something like statist vs. libertarian instead of authoritarian vs. libertarian.
Because many folks here advocating bans on cigarettes, trans fats and supporting statist polices like nationalized health care and wage/price regulation are reporting that they are scoring as libertarians on this axis. There's no way any of these polices can remotely be considered libertarian.
This is interesting. You've tagged yourself as being off-the-scale left, but you recognize that government solutions might not actually help those it claims to be helping, at least in the sense of being free and independent.Matthew D wrote:For me, one of the strongest arguments against the "left/liberal agenda" is that the masterminds of the agenda craft it in such a way to make the less powerful dependent on these very masterminds. On on hand, power is inherent to the system. On the other hand, it does seem overly paternalistic for some of our leaders to find purpose by making other people dependent to/on them.
This is also interesting. You are describing a left agenda as arising from the people themselves. This seems close to an anarchist outlook; which I'd place further out on the libertarian extreme, definitely not something on the left. What is the role of the central government in your view?Matthew D wrote:Obviously a true left agenda would emanate from the people themselves, not from a select few. Alas, one of the drawbacks of a representative democracy is that significant power is invested in those who have the ability to represent, often at the cost of democracy.
Carla G wrote:I was going to do the quiz thingy but stopped after it tried to get me to agree to a $14.95 a month charge for a security program . When I refused that I had to jump through a dozen more hoops refusing all kinds of 'free' stuff and was finally refused to continue because I would agree to at least one spam program.
So which coloered block does that put me into?
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