Forums - Politics Discussion - Where do you lie on the Political Spectrum?

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Left 21 26.58%
 
Right 14 17.72%
 
Centre 29 36.71%
 
Far Left 10 12.66%
 
Far Right 5 6.33%
 
Total:79

Politics is a heated issue and it gets brought up everytime a piece of media is discussed. It affects our daily life, our likelihood of liking people, the press, our culture and media. It is telling of which way you think and what is your view on life.

Here I want to know which side do you lean on, what beliefs of either side you agree and disagree, what is your opinions of people on the two sides of the fence and those on the fence. It will help in any further discussion I have with you on any topic. Its also a good way to expand your thoughts and realise things you wouldn't by yourself. Get going people!



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This thread is a little tricky because Americans especially are further right.
A lot of American "leftists" are actually center right.





FAR LEFT COMMUNIST MOTHAFUCKA!!!



I don't like reducing political views to a one-dimensional scale. Even a 3D scale would be insufficient.

But if I have to pick one, I'd say I'm center-left (which is clearly left by US standards).


Edit: I did that 8values thing. It's a lot more interesting than picking left or right, but still kinda vague.

Last edited by Flilix - on 25 August 2018

I think the most accurate thing i would call myself is center-right



Nothing to see here, move along

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melbye said:
I think the most accurate thing i would call myself is center-right

Same



What a terribly restrictive poll. I do not lie anywhere on this standardized and clichéd conceptualisation of political ideology and predisposition. I describe myself as a post-structural anarchist, which shares little with the Left, and even less with the Right - and is vociferously against the apathetic and noncommittal "centre".

Left, right, and centre are all archaic relics that entirely miss the point of politics and its' nature. The point, of course, being that everything in society is contingent and historically constructed. No discourse is ever benign or "right" - on the contrary each discourse contains within it the seeds of totalitarianism and delusion.

 

My understanding is that Left, Right and everything in between bears more resemblance with religion than anything else.

 

And I'm deeply, deeply against all forms of religion.



the-pi-guy said:
This thread is a little tricky because Americans especially are further right.
A lot of American "leftists" are actually center right.

Economically maybe, socially America is more far left.



contestgamer said:
the-pi-guy said:
This thread is a little tricky because Americans especially are further right.
A lot of American "leftists" are actually center right.

Economically maybe, socially America is more far left.

Compared to what? Afghanistan?



Flilix said:
contestgamer said:

Economically maybe, socially America is more far left.

Compared to what? Afghanistan?

Than even Europe frankly, when it comes to gay rights, trans rights, minority rights, social justice movements, etc. Few countries are more socially left than the US, probably Canada, and maybe a couple of others.