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changeng
08-15-2014, 09:20 PM
Are you as liberal or conservative as you think you are?:D
http://billmoyers.com/content/what-do-your-morals-say-about-your-politics/

Peerie Maa
08-16-2014, 03:57 AM
I am more liberal than American liberals. No surprise there.

PeterSibley
08-16-2014, 04:19 AM
I am more liberal than American liberals. No surprise there.

+1 the same.

purri
08-16-2014, 05:39 AM
I am and I don't give a rotund rat's rectum.

S.V. Airlie
08-16-2014, 06:32 AM
Traditionally, I'm less than a Cons. Other poll, equal to Conservatives. Both expected. Did think some of the questions were broad brushes example; I react to the crime/punishment advocated for drug use differently than that for killing someone in cold blood. Punishment should fit the crime!

Jim Mahan
08-16-2014, 08:13 AM
I took the linked quiz, and went to the linked site and started the more in-depth quiz. Every question, it seems to me, was too nonspecific or even misleading or begging for some pat standard answer of some kind. I gave up. I don't have any problem identifying myself with leftist liberals. I know how my moral compass lies, and I resent the implication in the description of conservatives and their vaunted values and that libs are somehow not blessed with most of those same values. The real difference is in the walk not the talk. As a lib, I too, value sanctity, tradition, family etc. I just don't see any point in espousing things that should by any measure be our default values as humans. Instead, let's try to figure out how to make progress in the world. For everyone. Duh.
In a nutshell, libs care about everybody getting a fair share of life and it's necessaries; so-called conservatives care for their bottom line and their immediate family, and let everyone else be damned. If that seems harsh, the so-called conservatives have made their policies and voted their party line and literally written off anyone who isn't a 'self-made' contributor to those issues. Free to choose, the cons choose eff anyone but themselves, and my how proud they are of being loyal to all that and being steadfast in their fear and selfishness. Libs may say, "How can we help?" Cons say, "How can I help myself?"

Bubba L.
08-16-2014, 09:38 AM
I'm more liberal and more progressive than average. No surprise there.

Gene

changeng
08-16-2014, 09:47 AM
Me too. dang this place is a hotbed of communism :eeek :ycool:

Jim Mahan
08-16-2014, 12:19 PM
The American culture of being anti-communist and anti-socialist has too much influence on me. I don't want to call myself a communist. But "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need," makes a lot of sense to me. I admit I don't have a sophisticated knowlege of economics, but I cannot help but believe that the wealth of the planet is bountiful enough to support all of us with food and clean water, shelter, help in emergencies, health care and education and reasonably worthwhile and dignified work. And all of that should be the foundation of our system before we engage in private growth and profit for corporations et al.

Peerie Maa
08-16-2014, 12:29 PM
The American culture of being anti-communist and anti-socialist has too much influence on me. I don't want to call myself a communist. But "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need," makes a lot of sense to me. I admit I don't have a sophisticated knowlege of economics, but I cannot help but believe that the wealth of the planet is bountiful enough to support all of us with food and clean water, shelter, help in emergencies, health care and education and reasonably worthwhile and dignified work. And all of that should be the foundation of our system before we engage in private growth and profit for corporations et al.

Don't worry, a lot of people tried living by that principle, including am early Christian community in Rome.
Unfortunately human nature dooms it to failure. You are right in stating that society should care for all of its members no matter what their capabilities.

Phillip Allen
08-16-2014, 12:31 PM
the 'test' is pretty cheesey... not valuable