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The Big Ol' Politics Poll

myredhotcar
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The Big Ol' Politics Poll

This thread has been created out of idle curiosity. You do not have to reveal your political beliefs in a post and this thread is not designed as a vehicle for personal attacks based on political belief.
If you decide to post please try to stay light-hearted: keep it in the spirit of the Christmas Truce http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_truce  Cheesy
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Re: The Big Ol' Politics Poll

At a guess I'd say spectral-syncretic but not a Falangist.............neither conventional left–right or centre, reserving the right to attack both left and right, yet thru compromise and cooperation strive with the best policies of both for the common good. 
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Re: The Big Ol' Politics Poll

i've been told I'm somewhere to the right of Genghis Kahn...
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^ What journeys said ^ but seriously I can't say I have a political persuasion as I believe they are all much of a muchness.
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Re: The Big Ol' Politics Poll

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At a guess I'd say spectral-syncretic but not a Falangist.............neither conventional left–right or centre, reserving the right to attack both left and right, yet thru compromise and cooperation strive with the best policies of both for the common good.  

OK: you're the ref  
@dvorak with moderator privileges  Cheesy
@strat I suppose the boundaries cross too: just think socialism in the '30s
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Re: The Big Ol' Politics Poll

Not a clue!
Don't understand all this left / right crap to be honest so I'll just vote with don't trust any of em.
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Re: The Big Ol' Politics Poll

Hi 7up if you are interested in reading here is an outline http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Left%E2%80%93right_politics
The poll is ridiculous on one level because some of our most left parties have right wing ideologies and vice-versa, as other people are pointing out.
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Well the whole left/right thing has always sounded stupid to me even though i've never understood it.
Mind you, there is a lot of really quirky stupid stuff in this country that doesn't make a lot of sense..
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The interesting thing is the number of people who consider themselves being on the left or the right but when you analyse their views it comes out somewhere different.
See what you get from http://www.politicalcompass.org/test
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Re: The Big Ol' Politics Poll

Came out pretty much where I thought, but there are some badly worded questions in that.
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Re: The Big Ol' Politics Poll

Came out roughly where I expected to also. The poll as it is is a very crude tool but it was to satisfy only simple curiosity. Reassured to see more moderates voting; it has actually turned out more as I hoped rather than expected. Props to the 3 non-voters who voted in a democratic poll!
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a bit surprising as I always thought of myself as right wing
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Well left or right wing, it seems many people all voted for parties with right wing attitudes anyway:

As for myself..

Can't really agree or disagree with it to be honest as i've already said i think it's all nonsense lol.
This is also rather interesting and only goes to show that we're heading in one direction:
First the key:

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Turns out I must have some of you figured out wrong  Grin
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I was going to vote right, but curiosity got the better of me and I did the political compass tool:

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