posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 01:43 PM
Originally posted by Gigantopithecus
Actually I was dumbfounded at my result , but it does explain a lot of things. Why I feel politics is dirty yet I am a firm believer that a
country cannot progress without some form of government. While I trust myself to a responsible person, I don't trust others to be the same, there
bound to be lunatics out there. I believe in one rule applies all, but I recognise there are exceptions. I am pro life, I hate abortion, but I am
willing to bend my believe in certain cases. I am pro death, heinous criminals have to hang, but don't let prisoners over 60 rot in jail.
To be honest, I think most people in this country, when they are natural and uninfluenced by propaganda, are kind of centrist. They take stuff from
While I am clear in my thoughts and I am confident of telling right from wrong, I am not willing to share much because I don't believe people want to
or are capable of understanding. I have little faith in human beings, all I see is bickering over nothing most of the time. I am also weary and I have
contempt for clowns out there who would twist your beliefs and opinions. They are all around ATS!
People make much ado about nothing, I agree. But your complaining about complainers is included in that much ado about nothing
Seriously, go look at all your threads, you don't take sides. In fact, a lot of your threads are middle ground controversies, looking at things from
another angle. You couldn't be doing it for points right? I truly believe you are a true centrist yourself.
Thats just a typical personality trait. I like to be like air rather than stone. Stone is unmoving but strong and substantial. Air is forever
shifting, looking at stuff from different angles, never fixed to one viewpoint. That has its advantages and disadvantages.
By the way, I thoroughly enjoy threads/posts, by Riley, Phage, Melatonin, AshleyD and of course yourself, to name a few.
That fits right in there with the whole Centrist thing. These are, mostly, level-headed people that never get too extreme.
I am a bit embarrass to say, I share 90% of your views in all your threads. It explains why both of us are down the middle of the Political Company
analysis. Only different is I don't subscribe to your believe of more freedom (relative to mine). Like I said, I just don't trust everyone to be
responsible human beings. Some people just need to be watch over, agree?
Well...no...and thats why I am 2-3 dots down the box from you. Amazing how accurate this box can sometimes be.
Anyway, everything is relative. From where you are, you probably think I am more authoritative. From where I am, you appear to be recklessly waving
freedom at the expense security. In the end, I think the Political Compass is an accurate gauge. No right or wrong, or which is better, you value more
on freedom, I want to balance everything.
Which is needed. I've said throughout this thread that even I would not trust a bunch of Libertarians to run the country...yet.
Score/Results are based on questions on political issues, so I reckon the more centre you are (square 1 to 4 from centre whichever way ) the more you
subscribe to be the peace maker (whom usually no one listen too!!) . As you move away from the centre (square 5 to 7 whichever way) you join the
passionate people club. Good or bad, these are leaders who standby their belief and ideology. Square 8 to 10 whichever way from the centre are
extremists, your ultimate saviour or doom bringer type.
That sounds pretty accurate.
Way at the top and all the way to the left you have the Soviet Union and way at the top to the Right you have Nazi-Germany. Way on the bottom to the
left you have raging Anarchists and Way at the bottom to the Right you have Elitists.
And it seems they are all a necessary part of the full box. And someday we might start thinking outside the box. But for that to happen most have to
acknowledge that there even is a box
[edit on 2-4-2009 by Skyfloating]