Politics · January 23, 2006

Political Compass

I found a neat new toy. It shows where you are in the political spectrum.

You can find this toy at Political Compass.

I’m at -6.00, -5.49.

I don’t know what this is worth, but I’m happy to see the people I’m grouped with.

The website makes a good argument to destroy the popular media stance on left / right leanings. From the website:

… the opposite of fascism is not communism but anarchism (ie liberal socialism), and that the opposite of communism ( i.e. an entirely state-planned economy) is neo-liberalism (i.e. extreme deregulated economy).

Like I said, I don’t know if this is worth anything – but the site made me think differently about political leanings – to think of them in more than a one-dimensional left / right manner.

Click on the picture to see it full size.