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    Quote Originally Posted by eatmywords View Post
    I am interested IShould in how close to the centre you actually are. Especially based on, what I consider, your strong right wing views.
    ISBRTC is not that right wing. He's just a little authoritarian compared to most of us.

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    Question Left wing not right?

    This is weird. I have discovered on this website that I am a left of centre slight authoritarian. Maybe the test is flawed or maybe I should just accept my newfound spectrum placing.

    I have always thought that I was a rightward libertian, however I thoroughly checked all my answers and I agree with them 100%.

    The test also told me that I was an anti-war pacifist (which I knew)

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    Quote Originally Posted by maverick587 View Post
    This is weird. I have discovered on this website that I am a left of centre slight authoritarian. Maybe the test is flawed or maybe I should just accept my newfound spectrum placing.

    I have always thought that I was a rightward libertian, however I thoroughly checked all my answers and I agree with them 100%.

    The test also told me that I was an anti-war pacifist (which I knew)
    Hi Maverick, you might just have thrown some light on ,how it is , a liberal, society like ours, ends up voting Tory so often. Hope you can cope with your new found status.

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    I could suggest, although this is in no way a criticism maverick, that some questions were not answered honestly. I remember I had to really question my conscience when answering many of those questions. Try it again, and consider the questions that cause you greatest concern for some moments, and only when you are resolved that you would publicly and privately defend your answers, should you commit an answer.
    Last edited by eatmywords; 08-25-2011 at 07:55 AM.
    Faced with certain disaster, defiance is the only answer.

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    thanks guys

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    an unorthodox or idependent-minded person.

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    5.12 Left and 5.28 Libertarian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casper View Post
    ISBRTC is not that right wing. He's just a little authoritarian compared to most of us.
    I've just never seen anyone that close to the centre. I wonder if it's possible to be wholly centrist? Wouldn't that destroy the meaning of a political compass? No one can be completely neutral at all times and over all issues.

    Quote Originally Posted by Danny M View Post
    5.12 Left and 5.28 Libertarian.
    Does that make you left- or right-wing Danny? I can't tell based on the newer version of the Political Compass.
    Faced with certain disaster, defiance is the only answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eatmywords View Post
    I've just never seen anyone that close to the centre. I wonder if it's possible to be wholly centrist? Wouldn't that destroy the meaning of a political compass? No one can be completely neutral at all times and over all issues.
    The score is cumulative. That means that it adds and subtracts depending on what answers you give. If someone is in the centre, it's not necessarily because they are neutral at all times on all issues. Far from it. They actually have lots of strong opinions but a wide mixture between the conventional sides of the political spectrum thereby cancelling each other out. This is how someone can end up appearing as a centrist.

    Quote Originally Posted by eatmywords View Post
    Does that make you left- or right-wing Danny? I can't tell based on the newer version of the Political Compass.
    5 points left puts him fairly left wing. But be weary of such terms. BNP supporters are actually quite left wing in this way, but they will appear in the authoritarian quadrant as they are nationalist socialists rather than liberal socialists. I am quite right wing (fiscally) but liberal which puts me at the opposite end of the spectrum to BNP supporters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Casper View Post
    The score is cumulative. That means that it adds and subtracts depending on what answers you give. If someone is in the centre, it's not necessarily because they are neutral at all times on all issues. Far from it. They actually have lots of strong opinions but a wide mixture between the conventional sides of the political spectrum thereby cancelling each other out. This is how someone can end up appearing as a centrist...
    I think we can all agree IShould was quite right-wing in his views, against immigration and a stout conservative, so I found it a little surprising he should be so middle of the road in the compass. I often think it is the case you have a public and private political opinion (conscience), and sometimes the two never meet. But whether you are aware of this division is another thing entirely.
    Faced with certain disaster, defiance is the only answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eatmywords View Post
    I think we can all agree IShould was quite right-wing in his views, against immigration and a stout conservative, so I found it a little surprising he should be so middle of the road in the compass. I often think it is the case you have a public and private political opinion (conscience), and sometimes the two never meet. But whether you are aware of this division is another thing entirely.
    What I'm trying to explain is that he is not really that right wing in the fiscal sense. He is only 'right wing' (in our common and false understanding of the term) so far as he is authoritarian in some of his views (and only some). The term 'right wing' as two meanings. I am much more right wing then him, but only fiscally and not in the social sense. Have a look at the political spectrum map and you will see that he is not leaning very far to the right. You see even though we may describe the BNP as 'extreme right wing' the reality is that they are only on the far right if you flip the political spectrum around so that the authoritarian side is on the right.
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