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Zippy6 said:

Just did the quiz. "Ambivalent Right" No idea what that means. I find reasons to strongly dislike both right and left. I go on Neogaf and I hate the right, I go on Resetera and I hate the left. That's why I go on neither.

Ok, that's funny. I thought Neo was a "leftist" paradise before the scandal. Did it really change that much? 



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Says i'm a "stressed sideliner", with "mixed political views, low interest in politics".

As someone from the UK I'd say it's a damn good sign that I don't line up with American politics. I seem to have really confused the quiz if it thinks I'm not a 'zoon politikon' though.

I'm conservative towards political activity in general, preferring less of it and generally finding it distasteful when people take harder stances than they can justify. I tend to roll my eyes at the left wing much more often than at the right, just because of the naivety and faux-rationalism which breeds there in a righteous soup.



Metallox said:
Zippy6 said:

Just did the quiz. "Ambivalent Right" No idea what that means. I find reasons to strongly dislike both right and left. I go on Neogaf and I hate the right, I go on Resetera and I hate the left. That's why I go on neither.

Ok, that's funny. I thought Neo was a "leftist" paradise before the scandal. Did it really change that much? 

No idea, never went on neogaf before that thing happened but that's definitely what it seems like to me now.



JackHandy said:
sundin13 said:

Why?

Because in life, the truth is always in the middle. 

Oh, and because only Siths deal in absolutes.

Do you have to be "Siths" to be able to do basic math? Or make logical deductions of any sort? Or support a conclusion of the evidence? Or is it :

vs ?

"Because in life, the truth is always in the middle. 

Oh, and because only Siths deal in absolutes." So therefore the truth is probably:



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sundin13 said:
JackHandy said:

Again, the problem isn't justice. The problem is agreeing on when to seek it. And that had been perverted and distorted by political leaders on both sides of the isle to fit their means in the moment. And then you have Fox News telling its devotees that the left are evil-doers and out to destroy the country. And on the other side, you have MSNBC telling their devotees that the right are the evil-doers and out to destroy the country. But the truth of the matter this is: they are the evil-doers themselves. The media and the politicians who are masquerading behind one extreme or the other and using it to further their own agendas, which is mostly (surprise!) power and greed. And it's both sides doing it. The right, and the left. Both of them, equally. And that's why I said a moderate position is what's needed. Very rarely do you hear people these days talk about context, and yet context is the key to just about everything. It's the missing ingredient here; the door to people getting along again and justice truly being served; our salvation, if you want to get super dramatic about it. 

But unfortunately, the media on the right and left are losing the battle to the internet for revenue, so they're forced to drum up this ridiculous extremism where you're either a foe, or an enemy. So there's very little hope for our society finding context and subtlety in anything right now.

And that's just a shame.

The media is unethical therefore moderate policies are best (to paraphrase) is a pretty terrible argument. 

Look at it this way.

Suppose you have three people in a room. One is hard right, one is hard left, and the other is an a-political moderate. The hard right is going to stick to their party's talking points, and believe everything they say is utterly infallible. The hard left is going to do the same. But the moderate, on the other hand, he or she will be able to see the validity (and fallacy) of both their positions, equally. So instead of getting nothing done, they can take what works on the right, what works on the left, and disregard what doesn't work and make real, positive, pragmatic decisions based on facts and not dogmatic propaganda.

That is why I believe the in the moderate position.



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Jumpin said:
JackHandy said:

Because in life, the truth is always in the middle. 

Oh, and because only Siths deal in absolutes.

Do you have to be "Siths" to be able to do basic math? Or make logical deductions of any sort? Or support a conclusion of the evidence? Or is it :

vs ?

"Because in life, the truth is always in the middle. 

Oh, and because only Siths deal in absolutes." So therefore the truth is probably:

God I so wish someone would argue that the world is cubed lol



Pemalite said:
sc94597 said:

I am a bit confused about your conclusion.

This test is pretty well calibrated to American voters (being based on voter ideology data), and you still get Ambivalent Right.

Since American politics are to the right of Australian politics, wouldn't that mean you are even more likely to be on the right in Australia since on the American-calibrated test you still get "Ambivalent Right" and not something on the American center-left/left?

No.
I will be in the center/center left.

Besides, those who are right-wing don't tend to support Climate Change, LGBTQI rights, Womens rights, Freedom from religion, Socialist ideas (Universal Health) to support capitalism (Private Health), Multi-Culturalism, Gender Equality which is what I do support.

It makes no sense for you to fall on the center-right of all American adults (according to the survey's placement) and then suggest that you'd be on the center-left in Australia if the Australian median person is to the left of the median American person. 

If you are center-right on the American spectrum, and the median Australian is to the left of the median American, then you'd be at least center-right on the Australian spectrum. 

Notice that 60% of Americans are to the left of the "Ambivalent Right" and you got "Ambivalent Right" as your result.

A person who is center-left in Australia, if we are to assume that the median Australian is to the left of the median American, would probably get something like "Establishment Liberals" or "Progressive Left" as their result.  

Last edited by sc94597 - on 22 November 2021

Eagle367 said:

Progressive Left Baby. I am a libertarian socialist so it should at least say that.

How did you answer the first question? Also, the last one? : p

I ended up as a stressed sideliner lol

All in all, besides being obviously american-centric, I'm always a little letdown by how little room there usually is to any radical position in these tests.



JackHandy said:
Jumpin said:

Do you have to be "Siths" to be able to do basic math? Or make logical deductions of any sort? Or support a conclusion of the evidence? Or is it :

vs ?

"Because in life, the truth is always in the middle. 

Oh, and because only Siths deal in absolutes." So therefore the truth is probably:

God I so wish someone would argue that the world is cubed lol

They did :)



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Farmageddon said:
Eagle367 said:

Progressive Left Baby. I am a libertarian socialist so it should at least say that.

How did you answer the first question? Also, the last one? : p

I ended up as a stressed sideliner lol

All in all, besides being obviously american-centric, I'm always a little letdown by how little room there usually is to any radical position in these tests.

They went more the pop quiz route rather than the actual nitty and gritty. I am for "big" government as long as the government is serving the people and not causing wars. The "big" government argument is stupid to begin with because it matters what the government does, not how "big" or "small" it is. 



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