Which is your political phylosophy???

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Which is your political phylosophy???

Post by Karl Heidenreich » Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:08 pm

found this test which seemed to me very interesting and post it in facebook and I think it will be cool to share it with you. It will be insightfull to see what are we:

http://www.selectsmart.com/FREE/select.php?client=no


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Re: Which is your political phylosophy???

Post by Karl Heidenreich » Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:13 pm

My result is:

1. American Conservative
2. Burkean Conservative
3. Right Wing Neo Liberal (Thatcher)
4. Revolutionary conservative/Monarchist (far right)
5. Facist

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Re: Which is your political phylosophy???

Post by Kyler » Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:25 pm

I wouldn't even touch that question with a cattle prod
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Re: Which is your political phylosophy???

Post by RF » Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:55 am

I only got as far as question three to be sure this ''quiz'' is a total load of tosh.

Lets look at question one. Should industries and utilities be owned by the government OR workers co-operatives, or by private individuals?
Well I'm not in favour of government ownership, but I do like the idea of workers co-operatives, and I am in favour of private shareholders, particulary the customers of that industry/utility. In fact ownership by the employees and customers as shareholders would be my ideal preference. So how do I answer this question - I am not given the appropriate option.

And then we have question three - is health care a need society must provide to all its members. Well I agree - but who provides it, the state through taxpayer funding, or by private enterprise through charging? We are not given any choice here, so another dumb question.

My political philosophy cuts right across party political lines, I don't believe in any religion, which is why I don't like political parties, and would rather support issues parties such as the UK Independence Party, where you know what you are voting for.
Failing that I would vote for the so called far right, or even far left, just to stick two fingers up at the so called ''mainstream parties'' which have such contempt for people who actually think and take issues, not parties or ''political personalities'' first.
If that means voting for the British National Party or the National Front then that is exactly what I do.
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Re: Which is your political phylosophy???

Post by Lutscha » Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:35 am

1. American ''Liberal''
2. Liberal Socialist
3. Social Democratic
4. Social-Liberal
5. Anarcho-Communist

American Liberal is Nr. 1? :D

I guessed Social Democratic would be more correct. So for American Conservatives, which differ greatly from what we call conservative here in Germany I should be an ultra left, naive "Gutmensch"... :D

I voted strictly (maximized bar) against religion and patriotism would that still be correct for an American Liberal or would that be incorrect from an American point of view? Just asking don't question my choices. ;)

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Re: Which is your political phylosophy???

Post by RF » Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:59 am

Lutscha wrote: 1. American ''Liberal''
2. Liberal Socialist
3. Social Democratic
4. Social-Liberal
5. Anarcho-Communist

American Liberal is Nr. 1? :D

I guessed Social Democratic would be more correct. So for American Conservatives, which differ greatly from what we call conservative here in Germany I should be an ultra left, naive "Gutmensch"... :D
These terms are all labels without any proper definition and some would appear contradictary, such as socialist and liberal. And when you say liberal do you mean a free trader such as the economics of Adam Smith, Margaret Thatcher or Ronald Reagan, or a ''social reformer and libertarian'' brand of liberal?

Until you get past playing with words and semantics this excercise really is meaningless.
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Re: Which is your political phylosophy???

Post by Bgile » Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:00 pm

Lutscha wrote: I voted strictly (maximized bar) against religion and patriotism would that still be correct for an American Liberal or would that be incorrect from an American point of view? Just asking don't question my choices. ;)
Liberals in the USA often consider themselves to also be patriots, so who can say? If patriotism means blindly supporting whatever wars your current President wants to fight, then that's more a conservative definition of patriotism.

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Re: Which is your political phylosophy???

Post by lwd » Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:50 pm

RF wrote: ...
These terms are all labels without any proper definition and some would appear contradictary, such as socialist and liberal. And when you say liberal do you mean a free trader such as the economics of Adam Smith, Margaret Thatcher or Ronald Reagan, or a ''social reformer and libertarian'' brand of liberal?
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Using US defintions liberals and socialist are not contradictary indeed they are overlapping sets. Based on converstations I've been involved in over on 1.jma there is considerable difference between what the Europeans call a liberal and what the US calls one. I believe the defintion of conservative shows considerable difference as well but not as much as liberal.

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Re: Which is your political phylosophy???

Post by RF » Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:18 am

lwd, the definitions vary within countries as well as between them.

I read political philosophy as part of my degree so I believe I have some understanding of the origins of some of these words. Like the word ''gay'' the original meaning of the words have been lost and twisted into other often contradictory meanings. Was for example Hitler ever a socialist? He called himself a national socialist, but I don't think the other people in the world who call themselves socialist would regard Hitler as one of them.....

The definitions of political conflict as defined by the German sociologist Max Weber are I think more useful. He defined politics in terms of the struggle between bureaucracy and democracy. I think that is more accurate today as we (in Britain rather more than the US, as you Americans are lucky enough not to be in the clutches of the European Union) live in a quangocracy.
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