Saturday, March 12, 2005

political map of my heart (or other unspecified internal organ)

Reading Paula's thought-provoking blog Celebrating Mediocrity prompted me to repeat these online 'discover your political flavour!' political tests I'd done over a year ago. And do the moral politics one I'd not done before (apparently I have morals! who'da thunk it?).

My previous scores are way back here if anyone's interested.

Political Compass:
Economic Left/Right: -7.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -8.26

Which appears to show that, compared to last year, I'm fiscally more conservative but less tolerant of authority. True I guess - I have no money so it's difficult to be radical with nothing.

Political Survey:
Left/Right -8.7847
Pragmatism +1.2909

Which says I'm still a pinko lefty but have become less pragmatic about it. Becoming an idealist in my old age perhaps?

Moral Politics
You scored -4.5 on the Moral Order axis and 2 on the Moral Rules axis.

The following items best match your score:
System: Socialism
Variation: Moral Socialism
Ideologies: Social Democratism
US Parties: No match.
Presidents: Jimmy Carter (90.89%)
2004 Election Candidates: Ralph Nader (92.03%), John Kerry (81.12%), George W. Bush (47.85%)

Of the 61055 people who took the test:
1.1% had the same score as you.
11.6% were above you on the chart.
76% were below you on the chart.
78.9% were to your right on the chart.
14.6% were to your left on the chart.

Personally I found the Moral Politics test a bit confusing and slightly more bollocks than the others but I guess it's just the trappings that they dress it up with. It's all the guff like 80ish% connection with horse-face Kerry, only 15% of the population are more left than you you wacko, and my variation being something waftily titled 'moral socialism', that makes me leery of the test. I hate labels and divisions, like there's supposed to be a clear-cut distinction between these groups.

Bah, it's too late & too hot. I can't think enough to dissect it. Read Paula's commentary, I agree with most of what she's got to say. Especially the bit about euthanizing 'New Right' fucktards, although I'd settle for sterilisation and 'Running Man'-style game shows. With no survivors.

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