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Posted 12/19/15
Centrist-left fence-sitter.
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Nononite wrote:

Centrist-left fence-sitter.

So, you're Swedish.
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Hrafna wrote:


Nononite wrote:

Centrist-left fence-sitter.

So, you're Swedish.


I feel sorry for Switzerland's reputation. America had that position before WWI and changed their "hands-off" attitude toward the world stage in order to become the world's policemen that they are today. And for such a tiny country. Switzerland has backbone or they would have flopped, too
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I am far left Socialist, near Communism, but not quite there. I am pretty much were Gandhi sits on a political compass.

I sit between Democratic Socialism and Social Democratism


This must be old. Last I checked, progressivism was authoritarian left.


Nope progressive has been and will always fall towards anarchy this is do to the fact it tends to be more open when it comes to the society. Fewer actual rules when dealing with social issues like sex and drugs and things like abortion in America. More personal liberties more freedom but with a strong sense of social responsibility.

That said I'm an anarcho-socialist socially responsible of course as well as personally you have to do both to have a free society.
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Found this interesting:
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I was very conservative twenty years ago . . . then I acknowledged that most of the right-wingers I know/knew were bigots, homophobes and generally racist. I stopped buying the idea that these people were fair-minded, they said they were but words mean nothing, you are what you do. I just got tired of having to listen to a guy who was a good friend of mine constantly refer to my cousin and her girlfriend as "Lickin' sisters,"
. . . . that was some of the less offensive crap he'd say....
. . . and it wasn't just ONE of these "friends".....

I have been going back to the more liberal ideas that I had as a young man.
You rely on people to live in our society, if you know it or not.
You can either HELP people or not.
You can have compassion or not.

Demonizing people because of their situation, not always of their own making, is just cowardly.

There is a balance but I found leaning left has been more rewarding over the last decade or so.

edit . . .
http://liberalorconservativequiz.org/

A little off but it's something...

AND
from the Pew Research Center

http://www.people-press.org/quiz/political-typology/
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Posted 12/20/15
Pastafarian reporting in
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gvblackmoon wrote:

Nope progressive has been and will always fall towards anarchy this is do to the fact it tends to be more open when it comes to the society. Fewer actual rules when dealing with social issues like sex and drugs and things like abortion in America. More personal liberties more freedom but with a strong sense of social responsibility.

That said I'm an anarcho-socialist socially responsible of course as well as personally you have to do both to have a free society.


So "Progressives" aren't even progressives. Well shit. Not only do they pretend to be liberal, but they also pretend to be progressives.
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In capitalism, one man takes from another. In communism, it's the other way around entirely. - quoting somebody

I am the -ism, my hate's a prism, let's just kill everyone and let your god sort them out. - Marilyn Manson
i do not agree with that quote but it's part of my life history.
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In all things where reasonably applicable, I prefer the Golden Rule, Wiccan short version; An' it HARM none do what thou will.

What does that make me?
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Posted 12/20/15

Buckerss wrote:


gvblackmoon wrote:

Nope progressive has been and will always fall towards anarchy this is do to the fact it tends to be more open when it comes to the society. Fewer actual rules when dealing with social issues like sex and drugs and things like abortion in America. More personal liberties more freedom but with a strong sense of social responsibility.

That said I'm an anarcho-socialist socially responsible of course as well as personally you have to do both to have a free society.


So "Progressives" aren't even progressives. Well shit. Not only do they pretend to be liberal, but they also pretend to be progressives.


No you are just using the word incorrectly. The second one is what I use when refer to progressive which as I stated tends towards freedom and more toward anarchy since being more open to new ideas tends to lead that way. After all the very notion of self governance is a very progressive idea. Totally radical at the time it was suggested.



pro·gres·sive

[prəˈɡresiv]
ADJECTIVE

happening or developing gradually or in stages; proceeding step by step:
"a progressive decline in popularity"
synonyms: continuing · continuous · increasing · growing · [more]

(of a group, person, or idea) favoring or implementing social reform or new, liberal ideas:
"a relatively progressive governor"
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Hehe hey neighbor though I'm a bit more radical then you on that test and it has some bad questions but it actually does plot it out about right. I was -7.35 ,-7.38 or there abouts I would need to take it again to make sure. Good company Gandhi is down that end of the spectrum can't go wrong there his ideas helped liberate a nation and showed how peaceful demonstrations can change hearts and minds.
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Posted 12/20/15

gvblackmoon wrote:


Buckerss wrote:


gvblackmoon wrote:

Nope progressive has been and will always fall towards anarchy this is do to the fact it tends to be more open when it comes to the society. Fewer actual rules when dealing with social issues like sex and drugs and things like abortion in America. More personal liberties more freedom but with a strong sense of social responsibility.

That said I'm an anarcho-socialist socially responsible of course as well as personally you have to do both to have a free society.


So "Progressives" aren't even progressives. Well shit. Not only do they pretend to be liberal, but they also pretend to be progressives.


No you are just using the word incorrectly. The second one is what I use when refer to progressive which as I stated tends towards freedom and more toward anarchy since being more open to new ideas tends to lead that way. After all the very notion of self governance is a very progressive idea. Totally radical at the time it was suggested.



But the people who label themselves as "Progressives" (NOTE THE AIR QUOTES HERE!) are anti-freedom, and are not open minded at all.
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