Political compass

Kiwi in Canberra pointed me to the ABC’s political compass.

You don’t have to be Australian, or in Australia, to do it.

My results were:

vote compass

Liberal Party 71%; Labour Party 50% and Green Party 28%.

I didn’t know enough about some of the issues to give a really accurate answer but somewhere in the light grey area is probably where I feel most comfortable.

A lot of issues aren’t black and white, and nor are political views.

I’m more liberal on some things, less on others and further right on some, less on others.

What particularly caught my eye about this was that

4 Responses to Political compass

  1. tiffany267 says:

    Your sentence at the end of the post seems cut off?

    Also, it’s revealing that no one is in the only moral quadrant of the chart (the one favoring total social and economic freedom).


  2. Andrei says:

    Also, it’s revealing that no one is in the only moral quadrant of the chart (the one favoring total social and economic freedom).

    The reason why this quadrant is unpopulated, Tiffany, is that such a thing as “total social and economic freedom” is not possible due to the fallen nature of mankind.

    For example in Afghanistan it is possible (social freedom) for a middle aged man to marry an eight year old girl and this does happen from time to time and with possibly with tragic consequences.

    Indeed it the “social freedom” exists for a middle aged man in our country to marry or even just to have sex with a 16 year old girl in this country and my guess is that you are not unhappy with laws that restrict the former in most of the world and would not approve highly of the later example.


  3. homepaddock says:

    Tiffany – whoops, got interrupted and forgot I hadn’t finished. the sentence was about the ethnicity choices on which I’ll do a separate post.

    The reason that quadrant is unpopulated is that this is my result ie just one result, mine. If you do the test you will no doubt get a different result and populate a different quadrant.


  4. tiffany267 says:

    Hi Ele,

    Thanks for the reply. I do not understand, though, because it is not just your result but also includes the relative positions of the major political parties – none of which stand for liberty. What I am pointing out is that our politicians, whose only legitimate purpose is to defend individual rights, stand for exactly the opposite of liberty. If you look at U.S. politicians, the results tell the same story. No one involved in government actually wants liberty – the whole reason they are involved with the State is that they want to destroy liberty and abuse people for their cheap advantage.


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