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Title: Political compass
Post by: Пардисфла on March 07, 2015, 09:53:21 AM
There were a few threads about this on the old site. For those not in the know, the Political Compass is an attempt to engineer a test that maps political beliefs onto a two-dimensional graph. It's far from perfect, but I find it interesting to see how my views have changed over the years.

See also: http://politicalcompass.org/

I just took this again for the first time in four years, and apparently I'm drifting slowly to the right:

(http://img.sjm.so/politicalcompass20150307)

Compare with my previous result (http://img.sjm.so/politicalcompass20110628) from 2011.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Blanko on March 07, 2015, 10:13:04 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/iHxMyQn.png)

Pretty much the same as my previous results.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Thork on March 07, 2015, 10:17:05 AM
(https://www.politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=-0.5&soc=-1.18)

I'm not sure how accurate this is. How would I end up right in the middle? It makes me the least extreme person so far. I'd have expected a graph like Blankos.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Rushy on March 07, 2015, 03:28:45 PM
Oh, I've seen this before. I won't bother doing it again but I can tell you I am maximal authoritarian. Last I checked it put me right by Hitler and Romney.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Pete Svarrior on March 07, 2015, 03:46:23 PM
2015:

(http://i.omgomg.eu/politicalcompass07032015)

2011:

(http://i.omgomg.eu/politicalcompass27062011)

w0w I literally transformed into Blanko
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Rama Set on March 07, 2015, 03:56:18 PM
(http://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/u596/Gilshem/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsng8y0wqv.jpg) (http://s1323.photobucket.com/user/Gilshem/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsng8y0wqv.jpg.html)

I think this matches how I perceive myself pretty accurately.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Пардисфла on March 07, 2015, 03:58:47 PM
w0w I literally transformed into Blanko

You also seem to have made exactly the same move as me, albeit in a slightly different place on the compass.

Also, I am the most libertarian person here so far. FES literally wants to live in a dictatorship.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Ghost Spaghetti on March 07, 2015, 04:18:12 PM
I think I've moved further into the green:
Economic -8.63
Social -7.49
(https://www.politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=-8.63&soc=-7.49)
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: beardo on March 07, 2015, 04:31:42 PM
Where's the "No opinion" option? I can't do this test.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Saddam Hussein on March 07, 2015, 04:38:08 PM
(https://www.politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=-5.13&soc=-4.82)
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: beardo on March 07, 2015, 04:47:10 PM
Well, I did my best. On the questions which I didn't have a definite opinion on, I just randomly clicked agree or disagree. What else could I have done?

(https://www.politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=-1.63&soc=-1.74)

Fuck, I'm almost Th*rk. >o<
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Thork on March 07, 2015, 07:35:09 PM
I think I've moved further into the green:
Economic -8.63
Social -7.49
(https://www.politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=-8.63&soc=-7.49)
I hope that site reports IP addresses of extremists to the NSA and GCHQ. I always thought your political ideologies were far out and dangerous. You are a militant anti-establishment vegetarian anarchist.  >:(
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Fortuna on March 07, 2015, 07:39:42 PM
As long as you're in the green area, you aren't a sociopath. Thork is a possible exception.

(http://i.imgur.com/FJ2YeZE.jpg)
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Sean on March 07, 2015, 07:46:53 PM
I am a shitty liberal.

(https://www.politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=-6.13&soc=-6.82)
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: rooster on March 07, 2015, 07:52:13 PM
(http://i59.tinypic.com/ic5vnl.png)

Yeah, I think this is pretty accurate.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Rushy on March 07, 2015, 08:13:42 PM
(https://www.politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=3.63&soc=2.0)

Damn some serious hippies in here.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: rooster on March 07, 2015, 08:33:41 PM
Yeah, a bit too many hippies. But I've always said I'm a moderate who leans a bit more to the left because I'm not racist, not religious, and think abortions should be legal. I still love a sexy right winger though, but I blame that on growing up in the south. Sexy, manly, country boys are always right.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: rooster on March 07, 2015, 08:44:34 PM
Racism, religion, and abortions have nothing to do with being on the right spectrum because the right spectrum only represents your economic views.
Yeah, you're right. I'm lumping them in together since I'm thinking of just a stereotypical right/left.

I'm a libertarian because of those things, but I'm not too far over on the economic spectrum.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Ghost of V on March 07, 2015, 10:35:57 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/rFmYvYd.png)



At the risk of being off-topic... this is what I got when selecting "Strongly disagree" for each option.

(http://i.imgur.com/iopjKqx.png)
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Vongeo on March 07, 2015, 10:54:16 PM
This quiz seemed a lot more opinionated in its questions than others I've seen. I think it used general trends from opinions irrelevant to politics to place people.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Particle Person on March 08, 2015, 01:03:40 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/p1ZyFbS.png)

get rekt mine's better
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: spoon on March 08, 2015, 09:34:55 PM
I am literally Ghandi

Economic Left/Right: -3.5
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.03
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Pete Svarrior on March 08, 2015, 09:35:32 PM
Since Franklin's graph was part of a longer post which now got moved to a Thork thread (http://forum.tfes.org/index.php?topic=2475.0), I'm reposting it here for clarity:

(http://i.imgur.com/2iSwKGm.png)

Also, Vindictus:

(http://i.imgur.com/Im73i6z.png)
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: junker on March 09, 2015, 12:22:17 AM
Mine:

Economic Left/Right: -8.0
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.28

(http://imgur.com/9wvOtRH.png)
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Rushy on March 09, 2015, 03:12:49 AM
If only wardogg were here. He'd help me sort out you goddamn hippies.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: junker on March 09, 2015, 04:18:26 AM
If only wardogg were here. He'd help me sort out you goddamn hippies.

When I was your age, I was even further right than you. Don't worry, your time will come...
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Vindictus on March 09, 2015, 04:29:14 AM
You're meant to go right when you get old, not left. Unless you're Robert Redford.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Rushy on March 09, 2015, 04:34:25 AM
When I was your age, I was even further right than you. Don't worry, your time will come...

Like Vindictus said, you're doing it wrong. You're supposed to get wiser as you age.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: junker on March 09, 2015, 05:03:09 AM
You're supposed to get wiser as you age.

Exactly, that is what I am telling you. Give it time...
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Пардисфла on March 09, 2015, 05:25:09 AM
You're meant to go right when you get old, not left. Unless you're Robert Redford.

I went very far left and down between 15 and 22. Then I've been drifting right ever since.

Somebody please shoot me if I get to the purple quadrant.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Rushy on March 09, 2015, 05:33:10 AM
You're supposed to get wiser as you age.

Exactly, that is what I am telling you. Give it time...

Give you time to start moving in the correct direction? Why do I care how much time you need to do that?
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: junker on March 09, 2015, 06:00:04 AM
You're supposed to get wiser as you age.

Exactly, that is what I am telling you. Give it time...

Give you time to start moving in the correct direction? Why do I care how much time you need to do that?

Okay.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Ghost Spaghetti on March 10, 2015, 10:05:19 AM
I think I've moved further into the green:
Economic -8.63
Social -7.49
I hope that site reports IP addresses of extremists to the NSA and GCHQ. I always thought your political ideologies were far out and dangerous. You are a militant anti-establishment vegetarian anarchist.  >:(

They don't need to. I'm a registered member of a 'Domestic Extremist' party:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-27872451

All those descriptors save the last are applicable.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Пардисфла on March 10, 2015, 12:47:29 PM
They don't need to. I'm a registered member of a 'Domestic Extremist' party:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-27872451

The Greens are hardly extremist. Their stance just leans in the direction the powers that be would prefer it didn't.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Rushy on March 10, 2015, 01:11:38 PM
The Greens are hardly extremist.

Political views that are very distant from the normal are defined as extreme. Thus, they're extremists.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Пардисфла on March 10, 2015, 02:00:33 PM
The Greens are hardly extremist.

Political views that are very distant from the normal are defined as extreme. Thus, they're extremists.

But the Greens' views aren't very distant from the norm, at least in Australia. Somewhat deviant, yes; but not very distant.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Rushy on March 10, 2015, 02:32:58 PM
But the Greens' views aren't very distant from the norm, at least in Australia. Somewhat deviant, yes; but not very distant.

They do mix and match, but generally even if you have one extreme view (no nuclear weapons and no nuclear power ever) then you are considered extremist.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Пардисфла on March 10, 2015, 02:43:29 PM
They do mix and match, but generally even if you have one extreme view (no nuclear weapons and no nuclear power ever) then you are considered extremist.

I guess that's where "at least in Australia" comes in. "No nuclear power" is the norm here, and I'd say it's not a long way from that to "no nuclear weapons".
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Rushy on March 10, 2015, 04:51:00 PM
"No nuclear power" is the norm here

Well that sucks.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Ghost of V on March 10, 2015, 04:54:20 PM
"No nuclear power" is the norm here

Well that sucks.

Nuclear power is dangerous, and bad for the environment.



This'll get him riled up.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: beardo on March 10, 2015, 07:26:43 PM
"No nuclear power" is the norm here

Well that sucks.

Nuclear power is dangerous, and bad for the environment.



This'll get him riled up.
Should I prepare popcorn?
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Tau on March 10, 2015, 07:40:03 PM
"No nuclear power" is the norm here

How do Australians feel about LFTR technology, then? Does that fall under the category of "fission=bad"?
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Rushy on March 10, 2015, 07:57:11 PM
"No nuclear power" is the norm here

How do Australians feel about LFTR technology, then? Does that fall under the category of "fission=bad"?

I doubt someone who thinks nuclear power is bad would bother differentiating between types of nuclear power. When you're dealing with people who think nuclear powerplants are all literally chernobyls waiting to happen, there isn't much you can do to assuage them.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Vindictus on March 10, 2015, 08:25:28 PM
The Greens are hardly extremist.

Political views that are very distant from the normal are defined as extreme. Thus, they're extremists.

No. People vote for the party they view as legitimate, as per what the media tells them. If you did a vote compass on everyone in the country, a big portion of people would share views with the Greens. They just don't get voted for because most people think smaller parties are a wasted vote, which is also a huge misconception in Australia as we use preferential voting and not first past the post.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Tau on March 11, 2015, 01:42:48 AM
"No nuclear power" is the norm here

How do Australians feel about LFTR technology, then? Does that fall under the category of "fission=bad"?

I doubt someone who thinks nuclear power is bad would bother differentiating between types of nuclear power. When you're dealing with people who think nuclear powerplants are all literally chernobyls waiting to happen, there isn't much you can do to assuage them.

I mean, there are legitimate arguments against nuclear power. Much like organic food and the anti-pharmaceuticals movement there's some valid reasoning mixed in with the idiocy and anti-science.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Rushy on March 11, 2015, 01:58:54 AM
No. People vote for the party they view as legitimate, as per what the media tells them. If you did a vote compass on everyone in the country, a big portion of people would share views with the Greens. They just don't get voted for because most people think smaller parties are a wasted vote, which is also a huge misconception in Australia as we use preferential voting and not first past the post.

Get it in line with all the other countries. Here in America, our Congressional approval rating is 15%, but our Congressional incumbency rate is 84%. Can't bother voting for someone else, that'd be a waste.

I mean, there are legitimate arguments against nuclear power. Much like organic food and the anti-pharmaceuticals movement there's some valid reasoning mixed in with the idiocy and anti-science.

The problem is those legitimate arguments get washed away when (most) people demanding change don't want change, they want the problem to go away entirely. "No nuclear power/no GMO/no modern medicine" There's no regulatory compromise, they just want it gone.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Vindictus on March 11, 2015, 03:27:48 AM
No. People vote for the party they view as legitimate, as per what the media tells them. If you did a vote compass on everyone in the country, a big portion of people would share views with the Greens. They just don't get voted for because most people think smaller parties are a wasted vote, which is also a huge misconception in Australia as we use preferential voting and not first past the post.

Get it in line with all the other countries. Here in America, our Congressional approval rating is 15%, but our Congressional incumbency rate is 84%. Can't bother voting for someone else, that'd be a waste.

Yes, well, your idiots that don't care about politics just won't vote. Our idiots are forced to, and will likely go with whatever narrative the media has assisted in pushing.

i.e 1,000 Asylum seekers deciding an election instead of a $40 billion communications network.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Ghost Spaghetti on March 11, 2015, 05:27:36 PM
The Australian anti-nuclear stance is interesting considering they're one of the few uranium-exporting nations (mostly to China.) I wonder how much of the anti-nuke argument is because it's a bigger cash-cow to export uranium than split it?
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: jroa on March 11, 2015, 08:54:44 PM
I expected to be a little closer to the middle. 

(https://www.politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=4.0&soc=4.26)
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Fortuna on March 11, 2015, 10:41:05 PM
Instead you got backwoods redneck tier.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Rushy on March 12, 2015, 01:28:24 AM
It isn't terribly surprising that the only military people on here are authoritarian. A libertarian in the military is going to have a bad time. We do have them though. In fact one guy I know doesn't have a cell phone because "the government and NSA can track you" but lives on base. I don't think he sees what is so funny about that.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Vindictus on March 12, 2015, 03:08:55 AM
I play ACE/ARCO in Arma, that totally makes me military.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Crudblud on March 12, 2015, 07:52:47 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/Elsbhm7.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/HGUETTC.png)

As I suspected.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Thork on March 12, 2015, 02:29:44 PM
I want to vote right wing libertarian. :(

Also Conservatives more right wing than UKIP? Who wrote that silly chart?
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Ghost Spaghetti on March 13, 2015, 09:09:37 AM
I want to vote right wing libertarian. :(

Also Conservatives more right wing than UKIP? Who wrote that silly chart?

In fairness, it must be hard to put UKIP on that graph. Their policies are about as solid as the ale that Nigel quaffs. They wanted a flat rate of tax, then scrapped that less than a week after winning the European elections. Every manifesto has had to be re-written from scratch because they can never agree what should go in it.

You could just close your eyes and play 'pin the tail on the compass' as far as UKIP is concerned.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Thork on March 15, 2015, 11:53:03 AM
Well how about the Labour Party, UKIP and Conservatives all being more right wing than the BNP?

(For those not British)
Quote from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_National_Party
The British National Party (BNP) is a far-right political party in the United Kingdom.

That chart doesn't mean anything. Its a gimmick. Its not a true representation of people's political spectrums.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Пардисфла on March 15, 2015, 01:12:14 PM
That chart doesn't mean anything. Its a gimmick. Its not a true representation of people's political spectrums.

Yes, because politics is inherently two-dimensional and there is only one way to interpret someone's policies in order to plot them on a graph.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Thork on March 15, 2015, 02:57:42 PM
If you are going to try to term parties as left or right wing, you'd think there would be some effort to put the right wing parties on the right, and the left wing parties on the left. As I say, if not, these charts are meaningless.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Пардисфла on March 15, 2015, 03:35:03 PM
If you are going to try to term parties as left or right wing, you'd think there would be some effort to put the right wing parties on the right, and the left wing parties on the left. As I say, if not, these charts are meaningless.

Indeed, and the right-wing parties are right of centre, and the left-wing parties are left of centre. However, when you add a second axis to give a more expressive representation of political views, some factors that would formerly have contributed to an extreme left-right positioning get transmuted to an extreme up-down positioning, such that the relative positions of parties on the left-right scale may change. You will notice that, although the BNP's leaning towards the right is fairly diminutive, they are very extremely authoritarian (moreso than any of the other parties), suggesting that the reasons for their classification as a "far-right" party are mainly social rather than economic.

Now, I'm not familiar enough with British politics to state definitively that this positioning is accurate. However, I can tell you that you can't expect a broad categorisation made using a one-dimensional political spectrum to apply on a two-dimensional extension. If you want to criticise their left-right positioning on the political compass, you're going to have to point to specific economic policies that support a free market, rather than citing a vague statement of their position on some other political scale.

I don't know what makes this particularly difficult for you to grasp, but please try to think before you type. I'm getting bored of explaining the obvious to you.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Blanko on March 15, 2015, 03:43:40 PM
I really wonder how people can associate authoritarianism with freedom of market. The USSR was authoritarian as fuck, did they qualify as right wing?

I wish people would just use the left-right axis in terms of economic policies. Anything more than that and you're getting into meaningless buzzword territory. Finland's populist party, for instance, is most commonly characterised as extreme right-wing despite them being one of the more socialistic parties in Finland.

Basically, fuck politics. Nobody ever says what they mean and mean what they say.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Пардисфла on March 15, 2015, 03:50:38 PM
I really wonder how people can associate authoritarianism with freedom of market.

Probably simply because, in most Western countries, most political parties are aligned roughly along a diagonal line from left-wing libertarian to right-wing authoritarian. I do agree that it makes no sense, but people probably just got used to the right-wing parties being authoritarian and the left-wing parties being libertarian and then associated those together.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Ghost Spaghetti on March 15, 2015, 07:21:21 PM
Well how about the Labour Party, UKIP and Conservatives all being more right wing than the BNP?

(For those not British)
Quote from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_National_Party
The British National Party (BNP) is a far-right political party in the United Kingdom.

That chart doesn't mean anything. Its a gimmick. Its not a true representation of people's political spectrums.

By several measures, the BNP is more left-wing than the Tories or even Labour. They want trade controls over foreign goods, prosecution of the bankers associated with the '08 crash, "the renationalisation of monopoly utilities and services", "- The creation of a bulk transport tax regime that pushes supermarkets to supply more local and seasonal produce;" a fully public NHS, "Take all privatised social housing stock back under local democratically controlled council ownership," etc.

Being 'right wing' in terms of social policy does not imply being right-wing economically.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Пардисфла on April 19, 2015, 05:31:01 PM
(http://img.sjm.so/politicalcompass20150307)

The rightward march continues:

(http://img.sjm.so/politicalcompass20150420)
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Rushy on April 19, 2015, 07:26:38 PM
The rightward march continues:

(http://img.sjm.so/politicalcompass20150420)

I have become a lot less crazy over the past few weeks:

(http://img.sjm.so/pd2)

Definitive evidence that being politically left is directly correlated to being crazy.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Jura-Glenlivet on April 25, 2015, 09:17:19 PM
Can't wait to see bickles.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Brother Drostan on April 29, 2015, 06:49:06 AM
Here is mine
.(https://www.politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=4.75&soc=-2.67)
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Пардисфла on May 14, 2015, 03:32:15 PM
And on it goes:

(http://img.sjm.so/politicalcompass20150515)
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Pete Svarrior on May 14, 2015, 03:33:20 PM
And on it goes:

(http://img.sjm.so/politicalcompass20150515)
Literally getting there
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Пардисфла on May 14, 2015, 03:35:36 PM
Literally getting there

What do you mean? I'm already less of a filthy authoritarian brute than you m8 :^)
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Pete Svarrior on May 14, 2015, 03:36:41 PM
Literally getting there

What do you mean? I'm already less of a filthy authoritarian brute than you m8 :^)
>pizaa
>authoritarian

Why, I'd never!
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Fortuna on May 14, 2015, 06:04:33 PM
And on it goes:

(http://img.sjm.so/politicalcompass20150515)

(http://media.philly.com/images/600*450/20130801_dn_0mqtn10l.jpg)
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Stupei_Iori on May 19, 2015, 01:05:27 AM
(https://www.politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=-8.38&soc=-7.59)

Seems about right.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Rushy on May 21, 2015, 12:01:29 AM
(https://www.politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=-8.38&soc=-7.59)

Seems about right.

Actually, that's on the left.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Пардисфла on May 30, 2015, 01:40:40 PM
It's just a jump to the left...

(http://img.sjm.so/politicalcompass20150530)
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Blanko on May 30, 2015, 01:58:29 PM
Somebody please shoot me if I get to the purple quadrant.

Any volunteers?

Anyway, it seems I've moved further to the right as well:

(http://i.imgur.com/Xd4wvKF.png)
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Пардисфла on May 30, 2015, 02:08:39 PM
Somebody please shoot me if I get to the purple quadrant.

Any volunteers?

It's not really my fault. Tony Abbott is destroying any faith I had in the ability of a government to spend rationally.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Crudblud on June 01, 2015, 02:41:03 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Elsbhm7.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/9m5eqxs.png)
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Excelsior John on June 06, 2015, 01:55:41 AM
(http://i61.tinypic.com/rm8c36.jpg)

Your Political Compass

Economic Left/Right: -8.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.9

Prowd progresive!!!
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: beardo on June 06, 2015, 07:07:40 AM
(https://www.politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=-1.63&soc=-1.74)

(http://i.imgur.com/p7kNPjY.png)
oh
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Pete Svarrior on June 06, 2015, 07:17:13 AM
2015:

(http://i.omgomg.eu/politicalcompass07032015)

w0w also 2015:

(http://i.omgomg.eu/politicalcompass06062015)
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Pete Svarrior on June 08, 2015, 11:48:27 AM
Interestingly enough, my choices in Democracy 3 seem to match my results quite well:

(http://images.akamai.steamusercontent.com/ugc/543028869406471202/D510A9FE0E80D32D79C43C4AAD4FF942E68569A7/)
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: beardo on July 23, 2015, 07:17:05 PM
(https://www.politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=-1.63&soc=-1.74)

(http://i.imgur.com/p7kNPjY.png)
oh
(http://i.imgur.com/mryTDnP.png)

Holy crap. I'm so right-wing.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Пардисфла on July 25, 2015, 07:55:59 PM
It's just a jump to the left...

(http://img.sjm.so/politicalcompass20150530)

And then a step to the righ-igh-igh-ight!

(http://img.sjm.so/politicalcompass20150726)
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Blanko on July 25, 2015, 07:58:24 PM
Parsifal is literally an anarchist.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Rushy on July 25, 2015, 09:32:47 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/V1apgdv.png)

Respect mah authoritah
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Пардисфла on July 25, 2015, 09:33:30 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/V1apgdv.png)

Please tell me you picked insane answers on purpose.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Rushy on July 25, 2015, 09:34:35 PM
WHAT IS ULTIMATELY GOOD FOR A CORPORATION IS GOOD FOR ALL OF US, PARSIFAL.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Crudblud on July 25, 2015, 09:47:35 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Elsbhm7.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/9m5eqxs.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/WQtFUFt.png)
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Rushy on July 25, 2015, 09:48:34 PM
Okay, for realzies this time:

(http://i.imgur.com/Ai3JwWs.png)

Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: model 29 on July 26, 2015, 05:21:12 PM
A square or two to the right and down as I recall.  I'll have to give it a go again and remember to save a screenshot.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Ghost Spaghetti on July 27, 2015, 08:32:05 AM
A square or two to the right and down as I recall.  I'll have to give it a go again and remember to save a screenshot.

You can just hotlink to the graph that the website provides.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Пардисфла on September 07, 2015, 03:09:32 PM
(http://img.sjm.so/politicalcompass20150726)

My metamorphosis is almost complete.

(http://img.sjm.so/politicalcompass20150908)
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Снупс on September 08, 2015, 12:33:19 AM
In a year, you're going to terrify me

Also, don't remember if I've posted here before, but:

(http://i.imgur.com/Pgoougd.png)

Parsifal and I are pretty close on one axis, at least
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: junker on September 08, 2015, 02:45:04 AM


My metamorphosis is almost complete.

Disappoint.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Пардисфла on September 08, 2015, 02:49:31 AM
My metamorphosis is almost complete.

Disappoint.

I'm sorry, am I not communist enough for you?
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: junker on September 08, 2015, 03:13:54 AM

My metamorphosis is almost complete.

Disappoint.

I'm sorry, am I not communist enough for you?

Not even a little bit.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: beardo on September 09, 2015, 02:42:55 AM
Options like "Don't know" or "No opinion" would be nice, because I feel like I'm lying when I answer questions that I either have no clear opinion on, and it's not leaning to one way or the other, or when I simply don't understand the question. And you can't skip questions either.
Anyway, doing my best again.

(https://www.politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=-5.25&soc=-1.59)

Seems like I answer differently on the questions I have no definitive answer on each time I make the test.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Fortuna on September 09, 2015, 09:31:18 AM
Mugsy is cool.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: beardo on September 09, 2015, 09:43:46 AM
I feel like I should be right wing, but apparently I'm not.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Fortuna on September 09, 2015, 09:46:45 AM
I think that's as right wing as it gets for Vikingland.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Blanko on September 09, 2015, 10:04:33 AM
I think that's as right wing as it gets for Vikingland.

But I'm much more right wing than that.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: beardo on September 09, 2015, 02:35:47 PM
I hate tests with no middle option. >o<
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Пардисфла on October 03, 2016, 09:15:44 AM
Well, I appear to have bounced back somewhat.

(http://img.sjm.so/politicalcompass20161003)
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Снупс on October 03, 2016, 07:35:17 PM
In a year, you're going to terrify me

Also, don't remember if I've posted here before, but:

(http://i.imgur.com/Pgoougd.png)

Parsifal and I are pretty close on one axis, at least

wew I actually moved to the right ! ! !

(https://www.politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=-4.13&soc=-7.79)
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: beardo on October 03, 2016, 09:59:35 PM
(https://www.politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=-1.63&soc=-1.74)

(http://i.imgur.com/p7kNPjY.png)
oh
(http://i.imgur.com/mryTDnP.png)

Holy crap. I'm so right-wing.
(https://www.politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=-4.13&soc=-2.56)derp
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: George on October 03, 2016, 10:30:56 PM
(https://www.politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=-5.13&soc=-4.82)

(https://www.politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=-5.13&soc=-5.18)

I have become slightly more libertarian.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: trekky0623 on October 04, 2016, 11:26:05 PM
I'm pretty sure I've stayed consistently in this quadrant.

(https://www.politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=-3.38&soc=-5.28)
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Ghost Spaghetti on October 05, 2016, 08:54:48 AM
I think I've moved further into the green:
Economic -8.63
Social -7.49
(https://www.politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=-8.63&soc=-7.49)

My march to the bottom-left resumes:

(https://www.politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=-8.0&soc=-8.15)
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Lord Dave on October 05, 2016, 09:44:00 AM
Quote
(https://www.politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=-4.25&soc=-3.74)
     




(https://www.politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=-6.38&soc=-5.9)

I've moved more liberal left in my old age.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Rushy on October 05, 2016, 07:11:13 PM
Okay, for realzies this time:

(http://i.imgur.com/Ai3JwWs.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/zsvrenQ.png)

Interesting.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: jroa on December 30, 2016, 12:24:34 AM
Blanko has a left wing down his pants, if you know what I mean. 
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Fortuna on December 30, 2016, 08:53:45 PM
This election made me feel like I was a ultra right wing crazy person. It turns out that Hillary and her SJW squad are actually just completely retarded, hyper red quadrant, authoritarians with a liberal mask on.

(http://imgur.com/NLJnqLC)
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Rushy on May 05, 2018, 01:33:41 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/zsvrenQ.png)

Interesting.

(https://i.imgur.com/OKR5bW0.png)

Interesting.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Снупс on May 05, 2018, 04:05:35 AM
In a year, you're going to terrify me

Also, don't remember if I've posted here before, but:

(http://i.imgur.com/Pgoougd.png)

Parsifal and I are pretty close on one axis, at least

wew I actually moved to the right ! ! !

(https://www.politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=-4.13&soc=-7.79)

Uh oh, moving even further down-left now.

(https://www.politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=-6.63&soc=-8.36)
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Cain on May 05, 2018, 10:24:31 AM
This is what happens if you choose strongly disagree for everything:
(https://www.politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=0.0&soc=-4.36)
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Cain on May 05, 2018, 10:32:57 AM
And this is my actual result:
(https://www.politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=-5.13&soc=-7.54)

Economic Left/Right: -5.13
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.54
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on May 11, 2018, 08:57:01 PM
(https://politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=-4.0&soc=-4.97)

I founded America so this is the objective truth.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Cain on May 11, 2018, 11:20:33 PM
(https://politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=-4.0&soc=-4.97)

I founded America so this is the objective truth.
Agreed.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: junker on May 12, 2018, 03:31:27 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/1UihxkL.png)
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Crudblud on May 12, 2018, 06:10:08 AM
(https://www.politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=-5.63&soc=-5.79)

Same area, moved right and up a block or so.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Tom Bishop on May 12, 2018, 07:08:39 PM
(https://www.politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=3.5&soc=0.72)
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Sean on May 17, 2018, 08:46:07 AM
I am a shitty liberal.

(https://www.politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=-6.13&soc=-6.82)

(http://i.imgur.com/JbazTmf.jpg)
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Pete Svarrior on May 17, 2018, 09:22:41 AM
2015:

(http://i.omgomg.eu/politicalcompass07032015)

w0w also 2015:

(http://i.omgomg.eu/politicalcompass06062015)
And suddenly 2018:

(http://i.omgomg.eu/politicalcompass17052018)

Basically I love freedom
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Jura-Glenlivet on May 17, 2018, 11:19:11 AM
Basically I love a different kind of freedom!



(https://www.politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=-7.0&soc=-3.54)
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Lord Dave on May 17, 2018, 11:43:44 AM
Quote
(https://www.politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=-4.25&soc=-3.74)
     




(https://www.politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=-6.38&soc=-5.9)

I've moved more liberal left in my old age.
(https://www.politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=-6.38&soc=-5.79)

Apparently no move since last time.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Rushy on May 17, 2018, 02:21:34 PM
Looks like Tom and myself are the only sane ones left on the forum.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Cain on May 17, 2018, 03:01:58 PM
Looks like Tom and myself are the only insane ones left on the forum.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Снупс on May 18, 2018, 01:18:47 AM
(http://i.omgomg.eu/politicalcompass17052018)

Basically I love freedom

You just happen to love freedom a little less than last year
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Pete Svarrior on May 19, 2018, 07:32:27 AM
Basically I love a different kind of freedom!
Taxation is theft, and theft is not freedom.

You just happen to love freedom a little less than last year
It's probably because I can never decide between the "strong" and not strong answers.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Jura-Glenlivet on May 19, 2018, 08:38:14 PM
Basically I love a different kind of freedom!
Taxation is theft, and theft is not freedom.

Taxation is infrastructure, infrastructure is necessary, taxation is necessary.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Пардисфла on May 19, 2018, 10:14:53 PM
Taxation is infrastructure, infrastructure is necessary, taxation is necessary.

Both of your premises are wrong. How remarkable.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Crudblud on May 20, 2018, 06:40:12 AM
taxación is govement taken ur shit

hate govement  >:(
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Pete Svarrior on May 20, 2018, 09:45:53 AM
taxación is govement taken ur shit

hate govement  >:(
Somebody get this man a pint
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Toddler Thork on May 20, 2018, 12:58:06 PM
Seems I have taken a step to the right in the last 3 years. I now find myself in the Tom Bishop/Rushy camp.

(https://politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=4.88&soc=-0.41)

I feel the test does conflate too many things though. I'd expect to be far more libertarian. From a state point of view, I think the government should really not be involved in people's lives at all. But I think children should be parented and I think criminals should be punished as personal responsibility is important in order to have freedom. I like freedom, not anarchy.

I guess the move to the right is because I've become more fed up with so much socialism (theft) and the left impinging on people's freedoms. But most people move right as they get older so ...
I'd also guess that some things I weren't so sure of in the past, I've made my mind up on in the mean time and have a few more stronglys than last time. I also wonder if the algorithm may have been teaked as things that were once considered centrist are now considered right wing as the western world has lurched to the left.



My graph from 2015
(https://www.politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=-0.5&soc=-1.18)
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Пардисфла on May 20, 2018, 01:41:19 PM
I think children should be parented

Whoa there, Stalin.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: garygreen on May 20, 2018, 02:38:23 PM
my quiz results say this:
(https://www.politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=-6.13&soc=-6.72)

but i'm pretty sure i'm really this:
(https://www.politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=-10.0&soc=10.0)
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Toddler Thork on May 20, 2018, 06:31:05 PM
@Gary Green.

And this is why we don't see eye to eye. You're a filthy liberal SJW douchebag.  >o<
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: garygreen on May 21, 2018, 04:00:21 AM
@Gary Green.

And this is why we don't see eye to eye. You're a filthy liberal SJW douchebag.  >o<

>mfw a conservative calls me a liberal but i've long since discarded bourgeois liberalism in favor of the emancipatory discourse of marxism-leninism.

(https://i.imgur.com/Ab5fNQd.jpg)
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Cain on May 22, 2018, 01:44:56 PM
>mfw a conservative calls me a liberal but i've long since discarded bourgeois liberalism in favor of the emancipatory discourse of marxism-leninism.
(https://i.imgur.com/Ab5fNQd.jpg)
Thank you, comrade.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Cain on May 22, 2018, 01:48:10 PM
Whoa there, Stalin.
There can be only one Stalin. And it's me.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Toddler Thork on May 22, 2018, 03:21:14 PM
Whoa there, Stalin.
There can be only one Stalin. And it's me.

And this is my actual result:
(https://www.politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=-5.13&soc=-7.54)

Economic Left/Right: -5.13
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.54

Your own chart proves that you are an impostor. -7.54 authoritarian? Stalin?
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Cain on May 22, 2018, 03:47:02 PM


Your own chart proves that you are an impostor. -7.54 authoritarian? Stalin?
That is a doctored image. Don't believe him, comrades!
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Max_Almond on May 23, 2018, 07:00:16 PM
Standard:

(https://www.metabunk.org/data/attachments/23/23796-9a152d1376ad571312b114400eeed681.jpg)
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: disputeone on September 18, 2018, 04:07:36 AM
Seems about right.

(https://i.postimg.cc/vH5TGmY1/chart.png)

I am more authoritarian than libertarian, libertarianism is a meme that relies on everyone holding hands and getting along.

I'm also in favour of government regulations on the free market so I think it placed me fairly.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Fortuna on February 22, 2019, 06:53:49 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/3QP4a95.png)
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: junker on February 22, 2019, 04:16:48 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/1UihxkL.png)


(https://i.imgur.com/bGrMkoT.png)


Time for the revolution, comrades.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Toddler Thork on February 22, 2019, 05:19:16 PM
I have seen a powerful documentary and it has changed everything. I need to go rethink my political views.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwC3v49Xxx8
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: garygreen on February 22, 2019, 05:39:06 PM
(https://www.politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=-10.0&soc=10.0)


Time for the revolution, comrades.

fixed.

all power to the soviets!
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Rushy on February 22, 2019, 05:45:18 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/DbMsQnN.png)



Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Jamie on March 22, 2019, 05:06:20 PM
I have seen a powerful documentary and it has changed everything. I need to go rethink my political views.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwC3v49Xxx8

"Playback on other websites has been disabled by the video owner."

It must suck, or they're desperate for views.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Toddler Thork on March 26, 2019, 03:41:21 PM
What am I supposed to do with that response?

I've lined up a witty retort, I'm gonna flame you so hard that people in India will feel the heat of that burn and you deleted your account.  ???

I can't go supernova on you when you aren't around to cry about it afterwards. It ruins it for me.  >o<
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Toddler Thork on November 05, 2019, 12:49:26 PM
(https://www.politicalcompass.org/charts/uk2017)

So this is the political compass in the UK ... apparently. This was clearly compiled by someone who has no political bias whatsoever.

The Conservative party are the new Nazi party.
There is nothing to distinguish between UKIP and the Conservatives. They are both evil right wing authoritarians.
Add the DUP to that list. They sided with the Tories, they must be Nazis too.
Somehow the libdems are right wing. Tory lite.
Labour are moderate left wing libertarians. You should trust them with all your money.
The SNP who wish to disregard Brexit, disregard the last Scottish referendum, leave the UK and run a one party state completely unchallenged in Scotland, are only mildly authoritarian centrists.
The green party who want to ban cars, ban cheap fossil fuel power, ban meat, impose environmental taxes, ramp up hate speech prosecutions and rip up article 50 without a vote are the most tolerant freedom loving party in the UK.


Hopefully now everyone is clued in.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Tron1002 on January 14, 2020, 01:38:14 AM
https://www.politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=-0.63&soc=-1.74

It was a good test.  Broke my balls on a few questions I didn’t want to answer.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Boots on January 14, 2020, 05:24:30 AM
(https://www.politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=1.13&soc=-0.97)
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: junker on January 14, 2020, 04:30:00 PM
About the same as usual.

(https://i.imgur.com/LM2qDq6.png)

Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Rushy on January 22, 2020, 11:54:24 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/iPxmTNv.png)

I am a radical centrist.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Снупс on May 15, 2020, 03:04:27 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/Pgoougd.png)
(https://www.politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=-4.13&soc=-7.79)
(https://www.politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=-6.63&soc=-8.36)

(https://i.imgur.com/A0H99t5.png)

Oh Jesus
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Toddler Thork on May 15, 2020, 01:56:37 PM
Your beliefs make my skin crawl.   :-X
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Пардисфла on May 22, 2020, 09:23:36 PM
Well, I appear to have bounced back somewhat.

(http://i.pha.lt/politicalcompass20161003)

And a little more. I didn't really notice I was drifting left again.

(http://i.pha.lt/politicalcompass20200522)
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Pete Svarrior on May 22, 2020, 10:05:26 PM
2015:

(http://i.omgomg.eu/politicalcompass07032015)

w0w also 2015:

(http://i.omgomg.eu/politicalcompass06062015)
And suddenly 2018:

(http://i.omgomg.eu/politicalcompass17052018)

Basically I love freedom
(http://i.omgomg.eu/politicalcompass22052020)

well fuck
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Boots on May 23, 2020, 04:09:07 AM
Movin in the wrong direction there Pizza Planet!
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: Toddler Thork on May 23, 2020, 02:16:07 PM
2015:

(http://i.omgomg.eu/politicalcompass07032015)

w0w also 2015:

(http://i.omgomg.eu/politicalcompass06062015)
And suddenly 2018:

(http://i.omgomg.eu/politicalcompass17052018)

Basically I love freedom
(http://i.omgomg.eu/politicalcompass22052020)

well fuck

Oh, you filthy leftist!  >o<
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: existoid on May 25, 2020, 07:42:55 PM
I wonder how you'd have to answer to get your spot at 0,0 on the chart - exact center of all four quadrants.

And what would that mean?
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: junker on May 25, 2020, 09:04:03 PM
And what would that mean?

This is what it would mean...

(https://i.ibb.co/zVHydDy/43.png) (https://ibb.co/KxzMnSM)
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: timterroo on May 25, 2020, 10:54:14 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/O80heNW.png)

Right on par with Gandhi, according to the site.
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: TomInAustin on June 24, 2020, 06:19:54 PM
There were a few threads about this on the old site. For those not in the know, the Political Compass is an attempt to engineer a test that maps political beliefs onto a two-dimensional graph. It's far from perfect, but I find it interesting to see how my views have changed over the years.

See also: http://politicalcompass.org/

I just took this again for the first time in four years, and apparently I'm drifting slowly to the right:

(http://img.sjm.so/politicalcompass20150307)

Compare with my previous result (http://img.sjm.so/politicalcompass20110628) from 2011.

I seem to be slipping left.   I used to be almost exactly center on both axis


(https://snipboard.io/RoAHG1.jpg)
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: TomInAustin on June 24, 2020, 06:34:17 PM
Time for the revolution, comrades.


Say when

(https://snipboard.io/493CRs.jpg)
Title: Re: Political compass
Post by: honk on June 24, 2020, 11:07:35 PM
The right can't meme.