Left Vs. Right: Where Do You Fall? [Pic]

Submitted by: davymid 7 years ago in

Informative graphic on the main differences between the two sides of the mainstream political spectrum.
There are 182 comments:
Male 4
haha.. looks very wired ihmo :D

statistics are really complicated sometimes.. reading and interpreting them right are indeed two very different things.. you have to learn over the years.. so dont worry if you cant do it by.. dont care what others say!!!! good luck :)
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Female 870
I guess everyone`s for unmarried sex... what has the world come to?
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Male 893
@Cajun247
[quote]The government currently doesn`t allow private entities to certify marriages.[/quote]
That’s because the government has a monopoly on violence. You don’t have the ECONOMIC freedom to unsubscribe from them without moving. The fact that this is not obvious to you is beyond me.

[quote]Being able to choose benefits is economic freedom.[/quote]
It’s also personal freedom because it’s your personal choice to choose which company you wish to receive benefits from.
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Male 893
@Cajun247
[quote]On the contrary you cannot put the two together.[/quote]
You’re wrong. The two are inseparable. Who you choose to do business with is a personal choice.

[quote]The statement you cited is social freedom[/quote]
No one is talking about social freedom. We are talking about personal and economic freedom. The statement I said was both because you (for the most part) won’t be doing business with those who don’t view your marriage as legitimate(economic freedom) and marriage is a personal choice(personal freedom). Here’s an example of why it’s also economic freedom. If company A says they will only give heterosexual couples special privileges and company B will give special privileges to both heterosexual and homosexual couples, then all the homosexual couples will flee to company B.
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Male 10,855
@AnarchistGod
On the contrary you cannot put the two together.
The statement you cited is social freedom. The government currently doesn`t allow private entities to certify marriages.
Being able to choose benefits is economic freedom.
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Male 33
@xKiesix: why, yes, if the statistical tendencies shown in the graph below are wrong for YOUR family, surely the factes on which they are based must be completely fabricated.
on the other hand, without so much as a basic understanding of statistics, maybe you don`t make a very good "computer scientist"? it`s not too late to go into sales and prove the statistic right...
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Male 7
Are all the commenters really shocked to find out people can sit on both sides of the liberal/conservative thing? Or neither? Or, I dunno, can be unique?

I swear, someone types up a fairly accurate graph of how the two sides act and people STILL get mad because its not EXACTLY how they view themselves.... come on people, you`re better than that!
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Male 64
This is still pretty one sided to make the right look bad. Ahahaha parenting by fear. Half of this is BS.
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Male 877
do people still belive this nonsense?...2 sides of the same coin. private banking rules `the people` not the smoke and mirriors of percieved government.
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Male 16
It`s not as black and white or red and blue as this pic makes it seem. I fall onto both sides but consider myself left.
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Male 123
drat em both.
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Female 30
Is it me or is something insinuating "Good vs. Evil" here?
I just hope it`s the colors...
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Male 928
The author is apparently confused about the meaning of the terms "ethics" and "morals"--an ethic is a set of morals--but otherwise it`s ok.
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Female 1,077
NEITHER.
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Male 893
@obhwfgirl
No, you can`t separate the two. If you had economic freedom you would be able to choose a company that views your marriage as legitimate.
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Male 27
I personally loved this and found it incredibly interesting. Would love to see more like it!
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Female 582
@StudentOfMan
Can you truly separate personal freedom from economic freedom?

Yes, you can. Look at the so called "non-conformists" of society. A homosexual man can be rich, but he still can`t get married. A non-white man can become the most powerful man in the free world but some people will still think he`s scum. A wealthy, honest, and peace-loving Muslim can live all the tenets revered by a Christian, but many will still walk past and think he`s a terrorist.

An individual can escape some problems with money (i.e. poverty), but that`s just one problem for one person. True freedom isn`t solved by throwing money at a problem, but rather changing the way we think and feel about our society. Isn`t an injustice is still an injustice no matter how much "economic" freedom comes into the equation.
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Female 1,148
LEFT! LEFT!!
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Male 893
@StudentOfMan
[quote]Can you truly separate personal freedom from economic freedom?[/quote]
No you can`t. Which exactly why I said "it`s stupid to look at politics in terms of left and right. Both liberals and conservatives advocate the state in some areas and personal responsibly in others. It`s better to look at all politics in terms of statist(down) and libertarian(up). You either advocate the state to do X or you advocate the free market to do X."

(btw, nice comment)
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Male 239
We had these in our Enrichment lesson! I thought the same as tatripp, the right appears as a heartless bunch of wankers, while the left sounds like the sun shines out their arse.
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Male 5,094
You call liberals left-wing over there? the liberals here in Sweden are the third most right-wing party we`ve got, after the Nationalists and the Christian Democrats.
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Male 64
"a liberal definitely made this"

Why, `cause it`s all spelled correctly?

As a liberal moderate it looks like a conservative made it, since it appears (to me anyway) to contain a lot of pejoratives of liberals... "tax and spend", "communist". It also doesn`t point out the things that the "Right" likes to interfere with.
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Male 1,164
I feel educated.
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Male 345
Question: Can you truly separate personal freedom from economic freedom? Seems one begets the other. If I don`t have the personal freedom to innovate and spend my money as I please, such as investment or other business opportunity, then I won`t have the potential for economic freedom. And if I don`t have a free economy (e.g. not state run or regulated) will I ever have the chance to fully achieve my personal potential to do what I feel driven to do, or aspire to greatness, or ensure others` security? Seems to me the underlying failure of both parties is that they believe they know better than the people and interfere in those respective areas.
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Male 1,196
a liberal definitely made this
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Male 345
so to sum up, I have a better chance to get lucky with a liberal, but I still have a great opportunity to reach across both sides of the aisle...
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Male 28
Stupid, both parties are so hopelessly corrupt and inept.
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Male 4,793
I fall in the section labeled `people that dont give have a sht`.
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Male 322
tl;dr
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Male 550
COMMON GROUND!!!! They both support unmarried sex. :D
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Male 893
@jayme21
[quote]Left and right is purely economic scale and then you have social scale which would be anarchist and authoritarian.[/quote]
You`re wrong. The left advocate state control over economic matters. The right advocate state control over social matters.
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Male 893
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Male 648
@5cats

"No conservatives live in cities, Complete and utter BS...this `chart` have a VERY srtong liberal bias. "

Hmm...noticed you didnt say anything about no liberals living in rural areas...you`re language indicates a very strong conservative bias.

*Point is, this chart isnt suppose to represent EVERY single Conservative and EVERY single Liberal. Its an overview example of the ideologies, not individuals. Duh...or as you`d say, "LOLZ"
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Male 40,752
No conservatives live in the cities?
Complete and utter BS.
The language used in the descriptions indicates the makes of this `chart` have a VERY srtong liberal bias.
Votes for "aggression"? Most conservatives support DEFENSE... but that`s a positive word, eh?
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Male 683
This is the problem, you can`t group everyone left and right. Left and right is purely economic scale and then you have social scale which would be anarchist and authoritarian.
Political compass

So many examples of BS theistic conservative so there`s no atheist conservatives?? ever hear
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Male 1,184
I`m socially liberal and economically radical...

...but politically reactionary.
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Male 1,067
I`m half of each I think.
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Female 288
Since when are same sex marriage and gay rights two different things?
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Male 2,893
This chart is absolute bull sh*t.
Soooo many things wrong.......
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Male 472
lame, inaccurate, and lame.
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Male 1,547
This chart is weird because it uses biased language on each issue, but its seemingly random which side it supports.
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Male 321
At least both sides approve of un-married sex lof
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Male 893
@Cajun247
I advocate both social and economic freedom, but if I had to choose one, it would be economic freedom.

@simim23
[quote]I`m economically conservative, socially liberal.[/quote]
You`re awesome! Conservatives say they don`t want to control the economy. Liberals say they don`t want to control our personal lives.
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Male 10,855
@Anarchist
Right. I say libertarian leaning liberal because I advocate social freedom more than economic freedom.
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Female 1,427
"seems to me like this map is a little biased to make it sound like all the left stuff is SO GREAT and all the right stuff is AWFUL... but i do tend to lean to the left, then to the right, then i shake my booty and get down!! woo! i`m in the PARTY PARTY!!!"

It`s not biased at all though.

You can`t have equality without knocking people down a few pegs. If you give people complete freedom, some people will attempt to dominate and gain power over others. It`s not "equal" at all.

To assume that giving everyone freedom to succeed will mean they won`t take advantage of others is idealistic and naive.

The flaws behind the Conservative/Right is that they don`t want you to interfere with society or social lives, yet they continually try to oppress the social lives of many modern citizens.

I`m economically conservative, socially liberal. The government can back off my money and back off my life.
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Male 179
yeah, it is a bit biased towards the left, with statements like `helping those that help themselves`... by definition conservatives believe in the government staying out of personal lives, whether rich or poor, but many have no problem giving to charities or the homeless, they just don`t want the government doing it because it`s inefficient, and people should have a choice to give or not and in whatever amounts they wish.

this graph is more like `what democrats think their party stands for, despite evidence to the contrary` vs `political views of sarah palin`.
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Male 648
The most important thing to take away from this graph...is that the overwhelming majority 90% and 80% of both sides support unmarried sex.

Lets f*ck.
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Male 893
@Siyanor
[quote]Depends how much money you take from the rich, I suppose...[/quote]
More you take, the worse.
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Male 1,184
Depends how much money you take from the rich, I suppose...
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Female 277
meh...kinda biased
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Male 422
I`m A Motha F`ckin Hawk Bitch!
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Male 893
@jle
[quote]Somebody seems a bit biased.[/quote]
Are you implying that being biased is a bad thing? I assure you it`s not.

@SmilinSam
[quote]seems to me like this map is a little biased to make it sound like all the left stuff is SO GREAT and all the right stuff is AWFUL[/quote]
In case you didn`t notice, equality, communism, and fair trade are on the left. Freedom and free trade are on the right. This makes it seems like the right is great, but it`s not.
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Female 3,598
seems to me like this map is a little biased to make it sound like all the left stuff is SO GREAT and all the right stuff is AWFUL... but i do tend to lean to the left, then to the right, then i shake my booty and get down!! woo! i`m in the PARTY PARTY!!!
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Male 12
Somebody seems a bit biased.
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Male 5,189
Checking it out now. :D
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Male 130
I am neither, I don`t care about politics.
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Male 893
Male 5,189
Uhhh Left? No right! Actually I`m all for equality and good stuff so Im left...right? Haha
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Male 893
@Siyanor
[quote]that`s what happens when you use the rich to subsidize the middle class[/quote]
And when you subsidize the poor. Same concept is applied if you subsidized rich people using even richer people.
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Male 1,184
"There must be poor people in the world for there to be rich people."

But it`s not necessary for there to be anyone unable to survive off his/her wages.

AnarchistGod, that`s what happens when you use the rich to subsidize the middle class.
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Female 857
I once took a quiz to see what side of the political spectrum we are.
I got the middle.
The complete middle, 50%.
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Male 893
@Ogen
[quote]Is it too much to ask that we take care of them, so that they don`t live in such suffering?[/quote]
Yes, that is too much to ask for because when you use the rich to subsidize the poor you end up with less rich people and more poor people.
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Male 441
@Siyanor

Liberals don`t believe in STRONG Government, that is a much different word. Nor do Conservatives believe in a weak Government.

Liberals believe, or should believe, in; regulation of the free market, welfare for the poor, taxes on the wealthy, and equality for all.

Society is a system that must be controlled to a minor degree or very bad things start happening. For example, if the rich get too rich and the poor too poor, then we have a gilded age in which the poor have nothing to lose and become violent in order just to survive.

There must be poor people in the world for there to be rich people. Is it too much to ask that we take care of them, so that they don`t live in such suffering?
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Male 893
@EricWRN
"Wednesday, August 25, 2010 2:18:04 PM"
[quote]ohhhh Political Compass..... never made sense to me.[/quote]
Good! The Political Compass is stupid. Primary because it`s stupid to look at politics in terms of left and right. Both liberals and conservatives advocate the state in some areas and personal responsibly in others. It`s better to look at all politics in terms of statist(down) and libertarian(up). You either advocate the state to do X or you advocate the free market to do X.

@Cajun247
"August 25, 2010 2:23:44 PM"
I clicked on your link. Just so you know, there is no such thing as a libertarian socialist. You either advocate the freedom to own property or you don`t.

@Baelzar
"August 25, 2010 9:21:27 AM"
Since I am an anarcho-capitalist the Pournelle`s Political Axes put me on the high rationalism side, but it`s still stupid because it put communist on the high rationalism side as well.
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Male 1,184
Yeah, Ogen...

Liberals believe in large, strong government. Conservatives believe in small, weak government. The problem is smaller governments are always stronger if they are not accountable to the people.
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Male 441
This is clearly a map about what each side... should believe, not necessarily does. For one thing, the right SHOULD be about shrinking the Government to its bare bones with most of the power being in the peoples hands.

However, Republicans have been growing the Government (in horribly bad ways) whenever in power. And also they have been interfering in the social lives of many people.

I`m neither left nor right. Part of me wonders who made this map.
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Male 7
tl;dr
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Male 159
"Do you know what would be pretty awesome? What if people from both sides worked together to come up with the best possible solution using the best combination of attributes from either side to address individual problems?"

Hey, you know what else would be pretty awesome?! A trip to the ice cream, puppy dogs, and fireworks factory!!!
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Male 1,184
What? That makes too much sense, SuperSmash. It would never work.
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Male 3,755
Do you know what would be pretty awesome? What if people from both sides worked together to come up with the best possible solution using the best combination of attributes from either side to address individual problems?

Hard-headed people from both sides make this impossible and MSNBC and Fox News are prime examples. Sometimes, just reading politically-charged threads on IAB is kinda sad because the divide has become so large. We ever argue about whose fault that is.
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Male 699
too big. skip.
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Female 404
communist
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Male 348
I`m to the left to the left (which makes me right (correct) hehehehe)
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Male 756
we had to take a test in civics with about 200 multiple choice questions that compares us to historical figures, but it had up and down too not just left and right. apparently i was the political twin with ghandi (mid-left) my results were the EXACT same to the decimal apparently.
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Male 893
@poetTE
[quote]I am a libertarian. Go me![/quote]
You go girl!
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Female 25
I am a libertarian. Go me!
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Male 1,184
"I feel like personal freedom is very important (a conservative sentiment)"

Uh... that`s both a liberal and a conservative sentiment. It`s a major similarity between conservatives and liberals.
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Male 1,523
Too many words! My brain hurts...
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Male 2,056
I`m a lot more left than right
(though liberals have to be harder on criminals)
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Male 1,451
Looks like R or D, people love doing the nasty without getting married. Unless they`re gay, screw the gays (but not literally).
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Male 121
Pro personal responsibility.
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Male 3,894
I fall over the line towards the left. I feel like personal freedom is very important (a conservative sentiment), but that people can use their freedom to take away the freedoms of others, and therefore we need to be protected from one another (a liberal sentiment.) What sells me the most on the left are the social views, not forcing everybody to follow one set of (generally religiously oriented) morals.

(parentheses are fun.)
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Male 10,855
It`s all a spectrum Eric.
Heck Compare CrakrJak`s and Gerry1of1`s profiles. Two VERY different flavors of conservative if you ask me.
hehe
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Male 590
Cajun247: I think I see why I misunderstood you then or at least how I misspoke. Libertarianism is not a value system, it`s purely a belief that the government should have minimal involvement in public life (you know, kind of like how the constitution intended). For example, you can believe that gay marriage is a sin and that gays are going to hell, but you don`t think the government should have anything to say or do about it. You can think education is vital but still think the government shouldn`t be able to MAKE you go to school. Sorry about the misunderstanding!
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Male 10,855
Plus Eric you`re arguing from a pure social standpoint that is totally inaccurate.
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Female 448
....all my brothers are Libertarian engineers. Libertarian is more on the right side of the graph/ None of my very republican family is a police officer, judge, or any of those vocations (except for military. My parents were both vets.) In fact, my sister is an accountant, I`m a computer scientist, and other occupations within the family are: doctor, lawyer, professor, veterinarian, and nurses. In fact, the only person I know who is going to be a police officer is my moderate boyfriend who voted for Obama. My liberal uncle is a car salesman who smokes pot. We might want to reconsider the accuracy of this graph.
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Male 10,855
As this infographic clearly shows there is no such thing as a `pure liberal` or a `pure conservative`. There is no such thing `pure libertarian` which you think is the only libertarian.
Check out this article on libertarians.
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Male 10
Definitely more right than left, but also pretty progressive. Generally pro-freedom!
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Male 10,855
Eric it`s a comparison of economic freedom and social freedom. E.g. I believe we should treat all couples regardless of orientation the same (liberal). If I was 100% for pure economic freedom I`d say get rid of the minimum wage (conservative) but I`d say it should be adjusted based on economic cycles.
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Male 590
ohhhh Political Compass..... never made sense to me. I have an iPhone app that plots you on the political compass after a 25 question test which is always thought-provoking to people who say they are "x" affiliation but the map isn`t really logical or accurate. Like I said, you can`t be a "libertarian leaning liberal". It`s not possible. It`s like saying "well I kind of think the government should be able to tell me how much money to make and spend and how to raise my children and what to eat, but I also think the government shouldn`t be able to tell me what to do".
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Male 10,855
Slyanor`s explanation is also accurate.
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Male 590
Sorry but you can`t substitute for "kinds of freedom". You`re not any part libertarian if you believe the government should enforce social policy; libertarians aren`t just concerned with the economy.

If you`re having to enforce equality you aren`t free OR equal. Ironically enough the only way to achieve true equality is for everyone to be equally free!
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Male 10,855
@EricWRN
Please read BrimstoneOne`s comment on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 11:39:33 AM.
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Male 384
so what if ya dont fall completely into either one?

personally, i think it takes a mix of both to find true prosperity for all of us.
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Male 7,831
im a moderate, but fall just to the left of the cut.
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Male 1,184
Eric:

I believe a left libertarian is one who believes that, if necessary, social freedom takes the place of economic freedom. I`m not entirely sure of that.

I don`t know a single conservative who believes in free trade. I don`t know many liberals who do, either, for that matter. Only socialists do, so it`s quite strange that "communist" was paired with "fair trade," since all communists are necessarily socialist...even though they do believe in fair trade, they`re the only ones that believe in free trade. Unless they meant "Communist" and not "communist," in which case they believe in neither fair trade nor free trade.
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Male 25,416
meh!
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Male 590
Cajun247, can you explain what a "libertarian leaning liberal" is? Because liberals believe in government involvement in everything and libertarians believe in government involvement in almost nothing.
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Male 374
Liberals believe that individuals are not competent to make economic choices. Conservatives believe that individuals are not competent to make social choices. Libertarians believe that the government is not competent.
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Male 224
It doesn`t matter what I am, I live in Nebraska and I`ll always be forced to be republican...although I`m not, nor am I Democrat...I prefer to asses the situation and apply an attitude of what would work best rather than what would be progressive or conservative, I suppose using the best decision for an situation would be too extreme for government officials who need to stick by their parties and live in their respective conservative/liberal groups thinking that their party platforms are ALWAYS what works best.
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Male 39,920
I used to weigh all the options and research what a candidate stands for but never got a good politician... so now I just vote for the cutest one.
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Female 3,562
Interesting and accurate infographic. This doesn`t mean that you HAVE to agree with every position, it just means this is what those parties actually stand for. This is what you support if you support those parties. This is exactly what the leaders of those parties believe.
If you don`t like it, go independent.
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Male 207
The part that really stuck with me is at the bottom where on the left that says helping those who cannot help themselves. They left out the part about helping those who can, but won`t help themselves.
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oh wow....do people really think they can fit an entire political philosophy in one picture...let alone 2
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Male 99
I think this is a gross stereotyping of a political landscape that no longer fits on a 2-pole scale.

The Left wants to interfere with Society and the Right doesn`t? Abortion, gay-marriage, and keeping marijuana illegal all seem to be issues the right takes an active role legislating a moral stance.

Republicans raise children using Fear? Another horrible stereotype.

I think that infographs can be dangerous in that they, many times, literally label groups without the nuances necessary to understand the big picture. Enough to slander others, but not enough to be fair.

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Male 1,815
I like abortion, gay marriage, and guns

What do I do?
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Male 53
wow... i don`t think it`s that clever to just slice the political spectrum into two parts, i mean i count myself as liberal but for my thoughts liberalism is a long way away from comunism Oo
in fact, i hate comunism!
And there`s so much more stuff wrong for e.g.: Left side is liberal (lat. liber = free), so how come the right side chooses freedom if they`re not liberal themselves? This chart is totally f`cked up.

But South Park taught me one thing: You have to choose, so, i`ll take the middle way.
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Male 10,855
Why I`m a libertarian leaning liberal living in leaning populist nation.
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Female 387
Slightly right, but mostly in the middle.
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Male 1,378
none of the above
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Male 20
mmill the right want`s to leave your social life alone and wants to leave your finances alone. Only exception is abortion because most righties tend to be religious.
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Male 20
I`m on the right with everything on this graph except for religion, and I`m an architect. Always considered myself more
in the middle.
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Male 6,737
Could`ve told you before this that i`m a leftie.

Interesting infographic though.
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Female 275
It seems pretty spot-on, except the part at the top involving interference in social lives. In general, the left wants to leave your social life alone but interfere with your finances, while the right wants to leave your finances alone but interfere with your social life. You know, morals and ethics and all that.
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Female 81
@Billy62 - EXACTLY!!!
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Male 2,229
This is a better depiction of what is "left" and "right".

Political Compass
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Male 112
Yup, even after reading this chart I`m left-wing. Just cuz it`s the best side, though.
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Female 1,682
Well, based on this I am definitely more to the left. Though that was obvious already. I still believe/do some things that would be considered more to the right though. Like how I would raise my child. But everything else is to the left ._.
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Male 212
biased*
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Male 212
This isn`t biases AT ALL!
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Female 59
Um yeah....well anyway I`m in the middle. I say circumstances influence what to think about people and society. I hate generalizing anything.
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Female 8,052
Not done here then- no way do that many people believe in God!!
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Male 159
This is definitely biased towards [insert side here], because it portrays them as having good logic and reason behind their values, when they`re really just [ignorant/evil/selfish/misguided/don`t know any better]. It seems to imply [opposite side here] has values that are somehow wrong.

Also, it`s not perfect- I`m generally [insert side here], but I believe in [statement from opposite side here]. And of course, I`m indicative of the entire ideology. Plus, have you seen what the politicians from [insert side here] have done! That`s not [insert side here]!
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Male 113
This image= internetarguments.jpg
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Female 3,574
... I seem to be pretty much in the middle.
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Male 1,054
lots of mistakes in that.
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Female 191
@chainsawNbud

It`s not saying that conservatives don`t interfere with society or all liberals are pacifists. it`s defining both ends of the spectrum. Most people and parties fall somewhere towards the middle. There are diehard liberals and conservatives that are polar opposites like this chart.
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Male 34
TL;DR not interested.
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Male 330
This is just BS.
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Male 630
Eh, the person that made this shows themselves to be slightly left winged themselves, but still a good effort.

A few of the lines disturb me, but not enough to rant about.
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Female 200
tl;dr Sorry ADD kicked in.
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Female 351
I feel like I grew up in a right wing home. And as soon as I could form my own opinions I decided I hate the government and politics. So...I`ll leave it at that.
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Male 167
It baffles me every day that anyone believes politics benefit from having parties involved. We should be electing people based on who they are and what they believe. I`d bet that the segment of any population that falls ENTIRELY into any one party`s ideals is staggeringly tiny.
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Male 2,506
Imma be right, because hawks are so bad ass
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Male 81
hard to read since its just the extremes
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Male 2,422
Ideologically, I`m more of an old-school liberal or libertarian. In practice I`m a centrist. As far as red vs. blue goes I have positions that would piss both sides off.
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Male 20
danthew... I`m probably "right winged". I believe in free markets, limited government, etc.

I think Freedom and Equality go hand in hand. What is depicted from Equality from the left generally has nothing to do with treating people equally. I really don`t want to start a war here but giving to a certain group because statistically they are down is NOT leveling the playing field. You`re putting the bias into whatever group you decide to subsidize.

Hating on a race is racism. Helping a race is racism. If you connect racism with only a negative stigma, just realize that pushing one up has the relative effect of pushing the rest down. I`d rather people just take a neutral stance. That to me is equality.

I actually found the stats on the left for supporting gay rights lower than I expected. I personally find that the left tends to be more for social freedom than economic freedom and vice versa for the right. Again... why not both?

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Male 57
Yea I have a problem with the Right wing side. I am republican and have grown up republican. However my parents weren`t cold they showed love and taught me to love others. I actually started college to be a social worker. Until I saw how nearly everyone was defending people that abuse the system. I love many ideas that Liberals have; I just think in practice it just doesn`t work. Like communism if no one took advantage of the system it would work great. While I don`t agree with same sex marriage I have no problem with people choosing a same sex partner. This whole thing seemed to show why the left wing is "Good" and the right wing is "Bad".
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Male 716
Go Independents!!!
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Male 447
It seems pretty balanced to me, I see though that some thing it`s liberal biased. That`s interesting because I saw it as a bit conservative biased. Maybe it`s just that you naturally empathize with the side you most agree with.
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Male 741
A lot of this chart doesn`t make sense. Conservatives don`t interfere with society and social lives???? All liberals are pacifists???
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Male 47
Americans actually need this to know what side they`re on ?
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Female 1
definitely only liberal based.... too bad
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Female 4,039
I consider myself to be a moderate conservative. I fall mostly to the right, especially in the top half of this chart, but not so much on the bottom part. *shields self from stones being thrown*
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Male 2,850
"Yea this was definitely liberal biased."

Can you explain what makes you think that?
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Male 25
Yea this was definitely liberal biased.
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Male 590
danthew... you think "equality > freedom" is a positive thing?!
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Male 2,121
Being left wing I`m obviously biased, but this doesn`t seem to paint the right wing in a good light. Any right wingers care to disagree?
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Male 590
It is pretty dratin sad though how many people can put a "brand name" on their entire sociopolitical perspective. It`s even more sad that people actually think that politicians who label themselves with these brand names actually respect any of the ideals contained within.
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Male 1,623
It also seems like the left know a lot more about what the left is than the right know what the right is.
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Male 590
i hate politicians so bad!
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Female 248
Anyone notice that the parent was female and the adult male? Because adults with careers can`t be female and loving parents can`t be male, right?
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Male 2,850
@JimboSlice.

"overgeneralizing and what appear to be assumptions"

It`s a pretty fair assessment of what those two wings of thought represent. If you don`t believe you match either of these definitions, then simply don`t claim that you are one of them.

Just as you don`t claim to be Christian if you don`t believe in god and then complain that the definition of "Christian" is unfair for not including you.
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Male 1,399
ECKshully, I believe that this is only one axis when two are needed.

For instance, the idea that the "Right" portrayed here doesn`t interfere with Social Lives is easily disproven.

I prefer Pournelle`s Political Axes, HERE
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Male 149
whoever made this wasted a lot of time and energy. overgeneralizing and what appear to be assumptions (im just assuming) on the majority of this makes me think the artist is full of poo... or at least not full of knowledge.
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Male 62
wow. when looking at it like this I realise that red sucks big time
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Male 58
You have to start as far as possible to the left when you`re young, because as you get older you become more and more right
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Male 292
WHOAH! What if C-A-T really spelled Dog? Thats heavy Ogre.
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Male 226
@GiveChase

These are the extremes of each of the 2 sides of the political spectrum. You won`t see anyone that fits into either of these entirely, because they are both flawed and it would be stupid to conform specifically to one or the other.

Neither in and of itself is good for any society. The left wing ideals create a society too dependent on government and others, and the right wing ideals create a society too independent and selfish.

There are times where one ideal is better for the situation, and other times where it is not.
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Male 2,688
Left...
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Male 2,419
lies! media can`t be all left wing, go turn on a tv
and if you put `communist` on the left, you have to put `fascist` on the right
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Female 2,120
Leftie :3
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Female 1,623
lol vicious_liar, yeah, me too
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Male 3,076
@Vicious liar :-|
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Male 1,083
i fall everywhere.

because i`m fat.
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Male 160
I never understood how people can define their outlook on life as one of two predetermined sets of ideology.
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Female 535
Yep, every single individual of these two parties is exactly as is written. Mhmm.
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Female 117
left. all zee way
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Male 4,290
[quote]One of these is sustainable. The other is not. [/quote]
The river changes course sometimes, but keeps flowing.
The mountain is eroded until nothing is left.
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Male 15,510
Looks like its impossible one can live without the other
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Male 4,680
I`m mostly left, although for a couple of issues I prefer the right wing`s view of things.
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Male 243
This is incredibly biased.
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Male 7,378
This isn`t accurate. Specifically, the right it claims "Don`t interfere with society or social lives" Tell that to the Schaivo family. "Equality is opportunity"?!? To conservatives? I think Obama would disagree. If freedom was important to the right they would have resisted more forcefully the patriot act.. just sayin`.
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Male 2,422
It`s weird how the liberal and conservative colors in the U.S. are switched. Typically red is supposed to be the progressive/ revolutionary color and blue for traditional values. I think that`s how it is in most of Europe I wonder why it got changed over here.
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Male 17,511
I believe most of the regulars here know where each other stands.
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Male 1,226
I don`t know about your gravity, but usually I fall downwards.
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Female 317
so... this is just a chart of stereotypes.
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Male 10,338
One of these is sustainable. The other is not.

Nice post Davy!
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Male 6,693
Im right handed.
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Female 9,572
I`m a little bit of both but tend to lean more left.
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Male 1,021
I think both sides suck so I vote independent by evaluating each candidate. If more people did so maybe we wouldn`t have such dratting polititians.
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Male 12,138
Link: Left Vs. Right: Where Do You Fall? [Pic] [Rate Link] - Informative graphic on the main differences between the two sides of the mainstream political spectrum.
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