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    If economic globalisation is inevitable, it should primarily serve humanity rather than the interests of trans-national corporations. Agree

    I'd always support my country, whether it was right or wrong. Strongly Disagree

    No one chooses his or her country of birth, so it's foolish to be proud of it. Disagree

    Our race has many superior qualities, compared with other races. Strongly Disagree

    The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Disagree

    Military action that defies international law is sometimes justified. Strongly Agree

    There is now a worrying fusion of information and entertainment. Disagree

    People are ultimately divided more by class than by nationality. Strongly Agree

    Controlling inflation is more important than controlling unemployment. Disgree

    Because corporations cannot be trusted to voluntarily protect the environment, they require regulation. Agree

    "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need" is a fundamentally good idea. Agree

    It's a sad reflection on our society that something as basic as drinking water is now a bottled, branded consumer product. Disagree

    Land shouldn't be a commodity to be bought and sold. Strongly Disagree

    It is regrettable that many personal fortunes are made by people who simply manipulate money and contribute nothing to their society. Disagree

    Protectionism is sometimes necessary in trade. Agree

    The only social responsibility of a company should be to deliver a profit to its shareholders. Disagree

    The rich are too highly taxed. Disagree

    Those with the ability to pay should have the right to higher standards of medical care. Agree

    Governments should penalise businesses that mislead the public. Agree

    A genuine free market requires restrictions on the ability of predator multinationals to create monopolies. Agree

    The freer the market, the freer the people. Strongly Disagree

    Abortion, when the woman's life is not threatened, should always be illegal. Strongly Disagree

    All authority should be questioned. Strongly Agree

    An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. Strongly Disagree

    Taxpayers should not be expected to prop up any theatres or museums that cannot survive on a commercial basis. Strongly Disagree

    Schools should not make classroom attendance compulsory. Disagree

    All people have their rights, but it is better for all of us that different sorts of people should keep to their own kind. Strongly Disagree

    Good parents sometimes have to spank their children. Strongly Disagree

    It's natural for children to keep some secrets from their parents. Strongly Agree

    Possessing marijuana for personal use should not be a criminal offense. Disagree

    The prime function of schooling should be to equip the future generation to find jobs. Agree

    People with serious inheritable disabilities should not be allowed to reproduce. Disagree

    The most important thing for children to learn is to accept discipline. StronglyDisagree

    There are no savage and civilised peoples; there are only different cultures. Disagree

    Those who are able to work, and refuse the opportunity, should not expect society's support. Disagree

    When you are troubled, it's better not to think about it, but to keep busy with more cheerful things. Strongly Disagree

    First-generation immigrants can never be fully integrated within their new country. Disagree

    What's good for the most successful corporations is always, ultimately, good for all of us. Strongly Disagree

    No broadcasting institution, however independent its content, should receive public funding. Strongly Disagree

    Our civil liberties are being excessively curbed in the name of counter-terrorism. Disagree

    A significant advantage of a one-party state is that it avoids all the arguments that delay progress in a democratic political system. Strongly Disagree

    Although the electronic age makes official surveillance easier, only wrongdoers need to be worried. Agree

    The death penalty should be an option for the most serious crimes. Disagree

    In a civilised society, one must always have people above to be obeyed and people below to be commanded. Agree

    Abstract art that doesn't represent anything shouldn't be considered art at all. Disagree

    In criminal justice, punishment should be more important than rehabilitation. Strongly Disagree

    It is a waste of time to try to rehabilitate some criminals. Strongly Disagree

    The businessperson and the manufacturer are more important than the writer and the artist. Disagree

    Mothers may have careers, but their first duty is to be homemakers. Strongly Disagree

    Multinational companies are unethically exploiting the plant genetic resources of developing countries. Agree

    Making peace with the establishment is an important aspect of maturity. Strongly Agree

    Astrology accurately explains many things. Strongly Disagree

    You cannot be moral without being religious. Strongly Disagree

    Charity is better than social security as a means of helping the genuinely disadvantaged. Strongly Disagree

    Some people are naturally unlucky. Agree

    It is important that my child's school instills religious values. Strongly Disagree

    Sex outside marriage is usually immoral. Strongly Disagree

    A same sex couple in a stable, loving relationship, should not be excluded from the possibility of child adoption. Strongly Agree

    Pornography, depicting consenting adults, should be legal for the adult population. Strongly Agree

    What goes on in a private bedroom between consenting adults is no business of the state. Strongly Agree

    No one can feel naturally homosexual. Strongly Disagree

    It's fine for society to be open about sex, but these days it's going too far. Strongly Disagree

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nocturne View Post
    Yes, Tim, but the philosophy has a bit of trouble being applied today, since not that many crimes in our law system could have that applied to them.
    It's not just talking about the legal system. It is talking about the philosophy itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by God View Post
    It's not just talking about the legal system. It is talking about the philosophy itself.
    I still believe in the philosophy.

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    Here are my results; I think they're roughly accurate. I've always considered myself to be a borderline Communist. I agree that some of these questions need to be more specific, though.

    Economic Left/Right: -7.75
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.31


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    Communism is a rather impossible concept in today's society.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nocturne View Post
    Communism is a rather impossible concept in today's society.
    I understand that; that's why I consider myself a profound leftist, rather than a full-fledged Communist.

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    Ah, I see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nocturne View Post
    I still believe in the philosophy.
    But it's stupid. Revenge is pointless and regressive.

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    And I suppose letting convicted murderers roam around in life until they do it again is progressive?

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    If economic globalisation is inevitable, it should primarily serve humanity rather than the interests of trans-national corporations. Disagree

    I'd always support my country, whether it was right or wrong. Disagree

    No one chooses his or her country of birth, so it's foolish to be proud of it. Disagree

    Our race has many superior qualities, compared with other races. Strongly Disagree

    The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Disagree

    Military action that defies international law is sometimes justified. Disagree [I'm sitting on the fence with this. If action against law is able to be justified, this can bent in dangerous ways. If you look at the military coup in Fiji, or moreover Burma/Myanmar, the military action has put the citizens into poverty and has not been beneficial. And who's to judge whether the action is justifiable or not?]

    There is now a worrying fusion of information and entertainment. Disagree

    People are ultimately divided more by class than by nationality. Agree

    Controlling inflation is more important than controlling unemployment. Disagree

    Because corporations cannot be trusted to voluntarily protect the environment, they require regulation. Strongly Agree

    "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need" is a fundamentally good idea. Agree

    It's a sad reflection on our society that something as basic as drinking water is now a bottled, branded consumer product. Disagree

    Land shouldn't be a commodity to be bought and sold. Disagree

    It is regrettable that many personal fortunes are made by people who simply manipulate money and contribute nothing to their society. Agree

    Protectionism is sometimes necessary in trade. Agree

    The only social responsibility of a company should be to deliver a profit to its shareholders. Disagree

    The rich are too highly taxed. Disagree

    Those with the ability to pay should have the right to higher standards of medical care. Agree [if it were put in the reverse sense, I would disagree. If they were to have said 'those without the ability to pay should not be entitled to medical care' I believe even those who cannot pay should be entitled to at least adequate health care, and usually they are the ones who need it most.]

    Governments should penalise businesses that mislead the public. Disagree [mislead is a vague term. If they were to break trades law, obviously penalty is in order but simple marketing strategies which might mislead some, I don't believe deserve penalty.]

    A genuine free market requires restrictions on the ability of predator multinationals to create monopolies. Agree

    The freer the market, the freer the people. Strongly Disagree

    Abortion, when the woman's life is not threatened, should always be illegal. Strongly Disagree

    All authority should be questioned. Agree

    An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. Agree [With the eye for an eye philosophy, there are two interpretations I found. I would apply it in a sense that people should be expected to contribute at least something to society rather than living life for only themselves while they are taking from society, or as vengeance. If it were the latter, disagree.]

    Taxpayers should not be expected to prop up any theatres or museums that cannot survive on a commercial basis. Strongly Disagree

    Schools should not make classroom attendance compulsory. Strongly Disagree

    All people have their rights, but it is better for all of us that different sorts of people should keep to their own kind. Strongly Disagree

    Good parents sometimes have to spank their children. Disagree

    It's natural for children to keep some secrets from their parents. Agree

    Possessing marijuana for personal use should not be a criminal offense. Disagree

    The prime function of schooling should be to equip the future generation to find jobs. Agree

    People with serious inheritable disabilities should not be allowed to reproduce. Disagree

    The most important thing for children to learn is to accept discipline. Disagree

    There are no savage and civilised peoples; there are only different cultures. Disagree

    Those who are able to work, and refuse the opportunity, should not expect society's support. Agree

    When you are troubled, it's better not to think about it, but to keep busy with more cheerful things. Disagree

    First-generation immigrants can never be fully integrated within their new country. Disagree

    What's good for the most successful corporations is always, ultimately, good for all of us. Disagree

    No broadcasting institution, however independent its content, should receive public funding. Disagree

    Our civil liberties are being excessively curbed in the name of counter-terrorism. Agree

    A significant advantage of a one-party state is that it avoids all the arguments that delay progress in a democratic political system. Strongly Disagree

    Although the electronic age makes official surveillance easier, only wrongdoers need to be worried. Disagree

    The death penalty should be an option for the most serious crimes. Disagree

    In a civilised society, one must always have people above to be obeyed and people below to be commanded. Disagree

    Abstract art that doesn't represent anything shouldn't be considered art at all. Strongly Disagree

    In criminal justice, punishment should be more important than rehabilitation. Disagree

    It is a waste of time to try to rehabilitate some criminals. Agree

    The businessperson and the manufacturer are more important than the writer and the artist. Disagree

    Mothers may have careers, but their first duty is to be homemakers. Strongly Disagree

    Multinational companies are unethically exploiting the plant genetic resources of developing countries. Disagree

    Making peace with the establishment is an important aspect of maturity. Disagree

    Astrology accurately explains many things. Strongly Disagree

    You cannot be moral without being religious. Strongly Disagree

    Charity is better than social security as a means of helping the genuinely disadvantaged. Agree

    Some people are naturally unlucky. Disagree

    It is important that my child's school instills religious values. Strongly Disagree

    Sex outside marriage is usually immoral. Disagree

    A same sex couple in a stable, loving relationship, should not be excluded from the possibility of child adoption. Agree

    Pornography, depicting consenting adults, should be legal for the adult population. Disagree

    What goes on in a private bedroom between consenting adults is no business of the state. Agree

    No one can feel naturally homosexual. Disagree

    It's fine for society to be open about sex, but these days it's going too far. Disagree

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nocturne View Post
    And I suppose letting convicted murderers roam around in life until they do it again is progressive?
    What the fuck are you talking about, Nocturne? This isn't even about the legal system, you said you agree with it as a personal philosophy, which factually is fucking stupid. Who said anything about letting prisoners roam around? What the fuck are you even talking about?

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    Eye for an eye as a basic philosophy isn't bad.
    "A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects." - Time Enough For Love, by Robert Heinlein

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