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    Re: Political Compass Thread

    Once again, political compass has more than its fair share of dumb questions and many questions which i thought were completely irrelevant to political ideology. Nevertheless, here are my results.

    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Political Compass Thread

    Like so,



    However, sometimes I am more vertical in the authoritarian mark, depending on how I answer the priority.
    A message to both the Left and the Right. Ari Ne'eman-"People with disabilities deserve better than to be used as props in the countryís ongoing ó and so far stalemated ó arguments over gun control." https://www.vox.com/the-big-idea/201...-obama-liberty

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    Re: Political Compass Thread

    Economic Left/Right: -2.75
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.72

    Some of the questions were stupid.

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    Re: Political Compass Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Enola View Post
    Economic Left/Right: -2.75
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.72

    Some of the questions were stupid.
    yeah no kidding lol
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
    - Colonel Paul Yingling

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    Re: Political Compass Thread

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    Here it is.
    I don't attack my constituents. Bob is my constituent now.
    This is the important stuff. We canít get lost in discrimination. We canít get lost in B.S. We canít get lost tearing each other down. I want to make a point here that no matter what you look like, where you come from, how you worship, who you love, how you identify, and yeah, how you run, that if you have good public policy ideas, if you are well qualified for office, bring those ideas to the table, because this is your America, too. This is our commonwealth of Virginia, too.
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    Re: Political Compass Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
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    Here it is.
    Never thought Gina would've been farther left than me lol
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
    - Colonel Paul Yingling

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    Re: Political Compass Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
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    Here it is.
    That's about where I lie! High five fellow far lefty
    ďPeople of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.Ē
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    Re: Political Compass Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Never thought Gina would've been farther left than me lol
    LOL...I guess I didn't realize I was that far left. Some of the questions were ridiculous and forced me very left.

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    That's about where I lie! High five fellow far lefty
    ^5

    I took it again this morning.



    I'm just a tad different.
    I don't attack my constituents. Bob is my constituent now.
    This is the important stuff. We canít get lost in discrimination. We canít get lost in B.S. We canít get lost tearing each other down. I want to make a point here that no matter what you look like, where you come from, how you worship, who you love, how you identify, and yeah, how you run, that if you have good public policy ideas, if you are well qualified for office, bring those ideas to the table, because this is your America, too. This is our commonwealth of Virginia, too.
    Danica Roem - The nation's first openly transgender person elected to serve in a U.S. state legislature.

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    Last edited by jamesrage; 04-10-12 at 11:58 AM.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Political Compass Thread

    Perhaps some of the cultural questions threw off some folks. The problem is how they place the questions on the scale. But cultural questions do inform positions politically. Let's take the art question for example. It may seem strange to ask that question, but such matters of artistic conservatism are influential in intellectual circles and are also matter of discussion for the NEA and the NEH. Astrology once again became interesting for the counter-culture of the 1960s and 1970s, cheerfulness and optimism became associated with conservatism-whereas discussing the unpleasant matters as a serious problem in society that needed to be addressed became associated with liberalism or left-wing viewpoints...you know, "don't dwell on it. Cheer up. Be productive, get to work!"

    By far what happens is the people on this board are mostly going to be in the Left-Libertarian quadrant, with some in the left-authoritarian, and very few of us on either side of the right, especially the authoritarian point. Yet, you will notice that Obama will be to the right of James and myself in both authoritarianism and right-wing views, and by far to the right of everyone else. It seems to be a somewhat accurate descriptor for me, but everyone else feels rather disappointed in their results. Perhaps they were targeting folks like me and for the rest of you, they didn't know what to do with you...they just knew you should be libertarians.

    This morning came up with this result:

    Last edited by Fiddytree; 04-10-12 at 01:41 PM.
    A message to both the Left and the Right. Ari Ne'eman-"People with disabilities deserve better than to be used as props in the countryís ongoing ó and so far stalemated ó arguments over gun control." https://www.vox.com/the-big-idea/201...-obama-liberty

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