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Test: Moral Politics

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by GenMarshall, Jan 27, 2007.

  1. Irish Caesar

    Irish Caesar Yellow Jacket

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    Lots of Carter people in here...

    :vomit:

    Spoiler :
    Your Score

    Your scored 5 on the Moral Order axis and -7.5 on the Moral Rules axis.

    Matches

    The following items best match your score:

    System: Conservatism
    Variation: Extreme Conservatism
    Ideologies: Ultra Capitalism
    US Parties: No match.
    Presidents: George W. Bush (88.95%)
    2004 Election Candidates: George W. Bush (88.95%), John Kerry (57.10%), Ralph Nader (38.56%)


    This is silly; everybody knows I'm a Reaganist!

    It's good to see that I don't fit into a Party, which I've been saying all along...
     
  2. aneeshm

    aneeshm Deity

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    Quite interesting.
     
  3. Norlamand

    Norlamand Procrastinator Rex

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    Your Score

    Your scored 2 on the Moral Order axis and -6 on the Moral Rules axis.

    Matches

    The following items best match your score:

    System: Conservatism
    Variation: Economic Conservatism
    Ideologies: Conservative NeoLiberalism
    US Parties: Republican Party
    Presidents: Ronald Reagan (100%)
    2004 Election Candidates: George W. Bush (86.02%), John Kerry (71.70%), Ralph Nader (53.02%)
    Statistics

    Of the 277765 people who took the test:

    1.8% had the same score as you.
    84.2% were above you on the chart.
    4.2% were below you on the chart.
    14.4% were to your right on the chart.
    77.2% were to your left on the chart.

    100% Gipper!!!!!:D
     
  4. JohnRM

    JohnRM Don't make me destroy you

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    Accurate, if by Liberalism, they mean Classical Liberalism and not Modern Liberalism.
     
  5. mangxema

    mangxema I

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    Barely off-center. I am skeptical though; I have a libertarian slant and yet ended up slightly on the other side. Oh well.

    Your Score

    Your scored 0.5 on the Moral Order axis and -0.5 on the Moral Rules axis.

    Matches

    The following items best match your score:

    1. System: Conservatism
    2. Variation: Moderate Conservatism
    3. Ideologies: Capital Republicanism
    4. US Parties: Democratic Party
    5. Presidents: Gerald Ford (88.73%)
    6. 2004 Election Candidates: John Kerry (83.17%), George W. Bush (71.88%), Ralph Nader (70.52%)

    Statistics

    Of the 277801 people who took the test:

    1. 2.3% had the same score as you.
    2. 37% were above you on the chart.
    3. 51.7% were below you on the chart.
    4. 28.6% were to your right on the chart.
    5. 59.4% were to your left on the chart.
     
  6. Lambert Simnel

    Lambert Simnel One across

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    Hmm. I broke it.

    Still, I've always seen myself as a "failed to set pixel format", so maybe it's pretty accurate after all. :goodjob:
     
  7. thenooblet22

    thenooblet22 King

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    If you read the thing, they put a disclaimer stating the graphs were inaccurate because people, like myself, fooled around with different answers.

    "Things to Know:
    1) People play around with the test so many responses do not map to real opinions.
    2) Short test scores are shown on a different scale (10:1) to not skew the chart."
     
  8. Old Spice

    Old Spice King

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    Your scored 0.5 on the Moral Order axis and -6.5 on the Moral Rules axis.

    Matches

    The following items best match your score:

    1. System: Conservatism
    2. Variation: Economic Conservatism
    3. Ideologies: Conservative NeoLiberalism
    4. US Parties: Republican Party
    5. Presidents: Ronald Reagan (93.01%)
    6. 2004 Election Candidates: George W. Bush (79.04%), John Kerry (74.81%), Ralph Nader (56.14%)

    Statistics

    Of the 277872 people who took the test:

    1. 0.7% had the same score as you.
    2. 84.2% were above you on the chart.
    3. 4.2% were below you on the chart.
    4. 28.6% were to your right on the chart.
    5. 59.4% were to your left on the chart
     
  9. Leonel

    Leonel Breakfast Connoisseur

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    Should I be embarassed? ;)
     
  10. Old Spice

    Old Spice King

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    No these tests meaning nothing, what I think, feel, and know to be right are very different things.
     
  11. Godwynn

    Godwynn March to the Sea

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    Your Score

    Your scored -1 on the Moral Order axis and -6 on the Moral Rules axis.

    Matches

    The following items best match your score:

    1. System: Liberalism
    2. Variation: Economic Liberalism
    3. Ideologies: Progressive NeoLiberalism
    4. US Parties: No match.
    5. Presidents: Ronald Reagan (86.74%)
    6. 2004 Election Candidates: John Kerry (80.24%), George W. Bush (73.12%), Ralph Nader (61.98%)

    Statistics

    Of the 277885 people who took the test:

    1. 0.3% had the same score as you.
    2. 84.2% were above you on the chart.
    3. 4.2% were below you on the chart.
    4. 40.6% were to your right on the chart.
    5. 51.4% were to your left on the chart.
     
  12. CaptainF

    CaptainF The Professional Poster

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    Your scored 2.5 on the Moral Order axis and -3 on the Moral Rules axis.

    Matches

    The following items best match your score:

    1. System: Conservatism
    2. Variation: Moderate Conservatism
    3. Ideologies: Capital Republicanism
    4. US Parties: Republican Party
    5. Presidents: Richard Nixon (93.01%)
    6. 2004 Election Candidates: George W. Bush (85.85%), John Kerry (75.29%), Ralph Nader (58.48%)

    Statistics

    Of the 277896 people who took the test:

    1. 0.5% had the same score as you.
    2. 69.8% were above you on the chart.
    3. 25% were below you on the chart.
    4. 14.4% were to your right on the chart.
    5. 77.2% were to your left on the chart
     
  13. Kraznaya

    Kraznaya Princeps

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    Your Score

    Your scored -2.5 on the Moral Order axis and 1.5 on the Moral Rules axis.

    Matches

    The following items best match your score:

    1. System: Socialism
    2. Variation: Moderate Socialism
    3. Ideologies: Social Democratism
    4. US Parties: No match.
    5. Presidents: Jimmy Carter (90.62%)
    6. 2004 Election Candidates: John Kerry (84.38%), Ralph Nader (84.38%), George W. Bush (56.14%)

    Statistics

    Of the 277909 people who took the test:

    1. 1% had the same score as you.
    2. 30% were above you on the chart.
    3. 63% were below you on the chart.
    4. 48.6% were to your right on the chart.
    5. 30.5% were to your left on the chart.
     
  14. SuperBeaverInc.

    SuperBeaverInc. Groucho

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    Your Score

    Your scored -4 on the Moral Order axis and 2 on the Moral Rules axis.

    Matches

    The following items best match your score:

    1. System: Socialism
    2. Variation: Moderate Socialism, Moral Socialism
    3. Ideologies: Social Democratism
    4. US Parties: No match.
    5. Presidents: Jimmy Carter (91.16%)
    6. 2004 Election Candidates: Ralph Nader (90.12%), John Kerry (81.78%), George W. Bush (49.61%)

    Statistics

    Of the 277912 people who took the test:

    1. 0.9% had the same score as you.
    2. 17.6% were above you on the chart.
    3. 70% were below you on the chart.
    4. 77.5% were to your right on the chart.
    5. 15.9% were to your left on the chart.
     
  15. Neonanocyborgasm

    Neonanocyborgasm Deity

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    Philosophy doesn't enter into statecraft. It's all about survival and advancement of the state's interests ahead of other states. In fact, citizens are quick to forget about moral discrepancies when they have benefitted from a state's success. Haven't you heard of realpolitik?
     
  16. Brighteye

    Brighteye intuitively Bayesian

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    But no! I never said that society benefits most. I think that this is the only morally justifiable and practically workable way. I didn't consider benefits at all.
    For a moral compass, it's quite a big assumption to assume that we're all utilitarians.

    and yes, just like a lot of others here, (almost the same as JohnHSOG, even though I know that we disagree on many subjects):
    Spoiler :
    Your scored 0.5 on the Moral Order axis and -6 on the Moral Rules axis.

    Matches

    The following items best match your score:

    1. System: Conservatism
    2. Variation: Economic Conservatism
    3. Ideologies: Conservative NeoLiberalism
    4. US Parties: Republican Party
    5. Presidents: Ronald Reagan (93.37%)
    6. 2004 Election Candidates: George W. Bush (79.63%), John Kerry (76.51%), Ralph Nader (57.78%)

    Statistics

    Of the 277915 people who took the test:

    1. 0.7% had the same score as you.
    2. 84.2% were above you on the chart.
    3. 4.2% were below you on the chart.
    4. 28.6% were to your right on the chart.
    5. 59.4% were to your left on the chart.
     
  17. Whomp

    Whomp Keep Calm and Carry On Retired Moderator

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    Your scored 0.5 on the Moral Order axis and -3.5 on the Moral Rules axis.
    Spoiler :

    Matches

    The following items best match your score:

    System: Conservatism
    Variation: Moderate Conservatism
    Ideologies: Capital Republicanism
    US Parties: Republican Party, Democratic Party
    Presidents: Gerald Ford (96.88%)
    2004 Election Candidates: John Kerry (83.17%), George W. Bush (79.04%), Ralph Nader (65.06%)
     
  18. Sidhe

    Sidhe Deity

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    So no one is ever effected by morals in politics, give it up your on a loser here.
     
  19. ParkCungHee

    ParkCungHee Deity

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    This things bunk, I scored as a centrist.
     
  20. Neonanocyborgasm

    Neonanocyborgasm Deity

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    I'm not speaking of politics, but statecraft. Politics is just decoration for the masses, to appease their sense of what their state must be. The public is easily confused by political displays and slogans, because people find it difficult to identify things based on their actual value. A capable leader knows how to play politics in an effort to achieve his true aims, which are practical in nature, and not abstract moral concerns. Notice I say capable.

    People's MORALITY is rarely affected by politics, because you cannot enact morals. As an example, it doesn't matter if gay marriage is banned in the US (not that it's legal as it is), because there will still be hordes of gays getting married without the benefit of legal sanction. This is an example of why morality should not enter statecraft. Another example: Darfur. Morality demands that we mobilize an army and rescue the Darfurians. Notice how this isn't happening. It also calls into question selectivity. Should we be concerned about waging war against an enemy when some innocents might get killed?

    Btw, the same holds true for everyday life as well as politics. I have found that those who appear to work hard, rather than actually accomplish anything, gain much respect in the eyes of others than those who actually get things done. I have also exploited this effect.
     

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