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What philosophy do you adhere on the political spectrum?
Liberalism 13%  13%  [ 7 ]
Conservativism 11%  11%  [ 6 ]
Libertarianism 24%  24%  [ 13 ]
Marxism 4%  4%  [ 2 ]
Socialism 24%  24%  [ 13 ]
Nationalism 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Communism 7%  7%  [ 4 ]
Other (please explain) 9%  9%  [ 5 ]
None 7%  7%  [ 4 ]
Total votes : 54

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03 Mar 2014, 12:36 pm

I'm not a very political person and I never will, but can anyone estimate with relative ascertainment of where I might be on the political spectrum (left wing, centrist, or right wing) as I'm finding it rather inconclusive. What are your ideological views (say as many or as little as you prefer) and what philosophy would my following list of views correspond to like Conservatism, Liberalism, Moderate, Libertarianism or Right Wing Populism and explicate why?

UPDATE: I accidentally submitted this to the General Autism Discussion, I'd be most grateful if a moderator exchanged this thread to be assigned to the Politics, Philosophy and Religion forum, thanks.


1). Pro-choice:

Although I’m personally anti-abortion, I would never attempt to impose this belief in order to invigorate women for conversion as this fundamentally infringes one’s individual rights. They are obligated to maintain their right to terminate their pregnancy, irrespective of whatever reasoning.

2). Pro-euthanasia:

It is merciless and inhumane to repudiate one’s individual right to die, as long as it’s for the attentiveness of observing one enduring a perturbation as well as intolerable and inexorable pain. Palliative care becomes incrementally ineffective over a period of time as the result of implications solely attributed to the person’s terminal illness, and this profligates valuable time for monetary incentives for devising medical protocols for other people that can be saved. It is a moralized inequivalency to murder.

3). Pro-Embryonic stem cell research:

I feel it’s necessitous for the medical establishment to obtain funding from the government to formulate technological resources to conduct relevant research in order to find, administrate and devise scientifically evidenced based pharmacological treatments as curative approaches to life threatening disease. I don’t believe that embryo experimentation is murder and it can act as a persuasively efficacious curative approach for treating such chronic diseases.

4). Pro-Evolution:

It is a scientifically corroborated, reputable fact in evolutionary biology and has long debunked the falsifiable, pseudo-scientific doctrine that is embraced by many adherents of religious fundamentalism that is creationism.

5). Pro-Neurodiversity:

I support the rights for people with neurological differences (autism, asperger’s syndrome, dyslexia, synaesthesia, savant syndrome, giftedness etc.) to have their cognitive strengths and weaknesses to be respected by society and accommodated by colleges/universities etc.

6). I oppose any form of governmental totalitarianism and I believe in civil liberty where any government is exempt from influencing my self-control and self-expression.

7). Pro-LGBT rights:

(e.g. rights for same sex marriage and adoption, the right for people with gender identity disorders to undergo therapeutic interventions such as sex assignment surgery, cross hormone therapy etc.) Although I’m vehemently opposed to political correctness, it is completely unacceptable if there is any form of advertent discrimination on the basis of one’s sexual identity.

Eight). Pro-Death Penalty (e.g. lethal pharmaceutical injections):


It is a constructively justifiable form of retribution for those who commit the most criminalized abhorrences such as multiple homicide, rape, child murder, and mass killing (e.g. terrorism or genocide) or similar. It is neither unconventional nor cruel, because it is a pertinent form of punishment for taking others innocent lives and relinquishing one’s own indefinitely.

9). I support the reformation of the Borstals, and the National Service (Conscription) as effective rehabilitation services for recidivist criminals, yobs and delinquents. Prison inmates should not be accrued with luxuriant facilities and privileges whilst serving their prison sentence, irrespective of their behavior (e.g. free TV, PS3/Xbox, internet, comfortable beds, pool tables, takeaway food etc.).

10). Pro-marijuana legalization: I sincerely believe it’s been decriminalized by the pharmaceutical establishment due to its independently substantiated effects on physiological and mental well-being, and the adverse implications are nothing in comparison with pharmaceuticals, alcohol and tobacco which are by definition legal above a certain age threshold (except pharmaceuticals). Whether smoking it longitudinally escalates the risk of one’s chance of developing schizophrenia or any other forms of psychosis is a matter of disputation. It is for one thing ascertainable that its underlying cannabinoids encapsulated within the plant possess a plethora of natural palliative and even curative properties for disorders ranging from aliments to chronic diseases. It’s considered a form of “alternative” medicine which is sort of an equivocation because it actually works for many people.

11). I oppose the utilization of nuclear and chemical weapons.

12). Airport security: I support randomized passenger profiling as this can segregate suspicious passengers from those who don’t meet the criterion for more intensified screening.

13). I’m vehemently against the legalization of prostitution.

14). Climate Change:

I’m a man-made global warming skeptic. Independent source funded, corroborated evidence (mostly retrospective) has shown that climate change is a well-established and longitudinal natural occurrence. Many humanistic activities such as wind turbines and the legislation for reduced carbon emissions have only done diminutive assistance of environmental protection. I am also questionable about the motives of organizations such as IPCC, the EPA and how they co-operate (conflict of interest, suppression of intellectual dishonesty e.t.c) with the British and the US federal government, which is one of multifarious reasons why I support the abolishment of the UK 2008 Climate change act, which can ineluctably withdraw abundant green taxation and ineffective renewable sources of energy.

15). Genetic Engineering:

I believe it is a pernicious threat to biodiversity, natural evolution, and towards the health of human population as well as the environment. It should not be necessitous for providing new medical diagnostic protocols (and other products like bio-pharmaceuticals) and GMO’s have failed miserably into combating world hunger, despite contrary claims illustrated by mainstream science. We should not be subject to a magnitude of genetic experimentation for the sole purpose of corporate malfeasance and interests.

16). Taxes:

I support cuts on corporate taxation and the obviation of the Minimum Wage, inheritance and Green taxes. The government should have less intercession on investing with scientific or other research, as it should be based on the taxpayer’s consensus on what is imperative to be looked upon for funding. Excluding the context of the disabled and needy, government programs can impose the risk of invigorating some people to become dependent and lazy. This compromises work performance and the ability to achieve independence.

17). United Nations:

I sincerely believe that the UN has failed consistently to fully maintain world peace (freedom of religion, prosperity, ending of racism, wars and genocide) and the positive application of human rights - It is an exigency of complete overhaul.

Eighteen). I support the reformulation of grammar schooling in the UK, one out of a egregious multitude of reasons why the education system in the UK (and possibly the US) has been dumbed down.

19). Anti-EU:

I support the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union for a variety of reasons; here are two exemplifications…

- I support individual rights as long as they don’t forfeit them themselves, this is a serious predicament in the UK and can only be addressed if the UK is obviated from the jurisdiction of the European Court of human rights.
-The UK can regain regulation of migration and border control; this can mitigate terrorism and other things.

20). Private property:

I support ownership rights of individuals as long as they don’t significantly infringe the rights of others, and I question whether the utilization of eminent domains is a better suited alternative (e.g Government's seizure of such property alongside remuneration).

21). Education vouchers:

I believe that parents have the right to choose whatever private school their children are assigned to as they wish and vouchers can give them this obligation; whether it's cost effective or not.

22). Religious influence on government:

From an agnostic atheist’s perspective, there should be NO influence of religious expressions at all within ANY government. Furthermore, it should not be advocated in any way and any references to deities in public political conferences and discussions should be proscribed by whatever means.

23). I’m Anti-Terrorism.

24). Immigration:

I believe that immigration should only be utilized if it does not operate out with the boundaries of national law. I don’t recommend amnesty for those entering a country illicitly. Borders should be intricately secured to prevent foreign criminals entering illegally as such and anyone who does enter a country illegally contravene self-expressive individual rights.

25). Affirmative action:

It’s inequitable to utilize race as a factor on admittance selection in schooling. Academic ability is the top prioritization for being selected in schools as well as being hired for community employment (regardless of race, gender, sex etc.). Preferential care towards any certain race is not a beneficent solution to combating racism, and neither is reverse discrimination.

26). Healthcare should be universally free (including free eye and dental check-ups).

27). Gun Control:

I have an ambivalent perspective on gun regulation, while I sincerely believe it may alleviate orientated violence and criminal's ability to obtain such weapons, l can construe why some people may find the legislation itself as unconstitutional and an infringement on individual rights, especially in the sporadic situation where someone elusively attempts to rob and murder a family home and one of the members can sufficiently defend his/herself with such revolvers.


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03 Mar 2014, 12:46 pm

Interesting topic. Some of these issues I'm on the fence/ undecided about because I see both sides of them and can't resolve the conflict in my mind. Generally I'd say I'm center-right but I have very left-wing views on a couple things. I know you want elaboration and my views about the specific topics enumerated and discussed above but I'll have to elaborate later because I've got to get off this site and get some school work done in the next few minutes. :)



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03 Mar 2014, 12:58 pm

I like the ideas of Anarcho-syndicalism and the voluntary society movement, however personally I don't ascribe myself to any form of institution.


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03 Mar 2014, 12:59 pm

I consider myself a libertarian-independent hybrid. While in college I strongly said I was libertarian but afterwards I kinda fleshed out my views a bit. Pro-choice, pro gay-marriage, want the War on Drugs to end, non-interventionist foreign policy, open trade, and so on.



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03 Mar 2014, 1:35 pm

I consider myself a socialist.
I have noticed that some political ideologies start out with the best intentions but become corrupt over time.
I'm thinking specifically of capitalism and communism that are based conceptually on good ideas that are good for the people but are brought down by corrupt politicians or policies that are carried out to extremes.
Socialist policies have always been necessary in the US to help people who have fallen through the cracks of a capitalist system and are a necessary part of a capitalist system.
Those safety nets are being greatly reduced now and people are suffering because of that.



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03 Mar 2014, 3:52 pm

TheRedPedant93 wrote:
UPDATE: I accidentally submitted this to the General Autism Discussion, I'd be most grateful if a moderator exchanged this thread to be assigned to the Politics, Philosophy and Religion forum, thanks.
Done! :wink:


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03 Mar 2014, 4:06 pm

All movements go too far.


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03 Mar 2014, 4:10 pm

Socialist-Technocrat.


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03 Mar 2014, 4:14 pm

In the overheated political lexicon of the US, I'm a flaming commie... Anyplace else, I'd be a social democrat. :roll:


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03 Mar 2014, 5:49 pm

Anarchist who believes in the abolition of markets and wage systems.



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03 Mar 2014, 9:49 pm

Liberal.
I believe in a very regulated capitalism where consumer and worker rights are protected and respected. I am very much in favor of civil rights, regardless if those rights are for ethnic, religious, or sexual minority groups. I am pro-environment protection - how could anyone not be, as we would all surely die if the environment deteriorates. And I am very pro-public safety net, ensuring that the needy should not ever have to worry about going without food, shelter, or medical care.


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03 Mar 2014, 11:07 pm

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03 Mar 2014, 11:25 pm

Idiosyncratic libertarianism.


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03 Mar 2014, 11:53 pm

Classical liberalism. I believe that the sole legitimate purpose of government is to protect individual rights against force and fraud.



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04 Mar 2014, 12:32 am

I'll tend to take whatever I think is the more secular-humanist option available at the time.

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Eight). Pro-Death Penalty (e.g. lethal pharmaceutical injections):

It is a constructively justifiable form of retribution for those who commit the most criminalized abhorrences such as multiple homicide, rape, child murder, and mass killing (e.g. terrorism or genocide) or similar. It is neither unconventional nor cruel, because it is a pertinent form of punishment for taking others innocent lives and relinquishing one’s own indefinitely.


That might be, but even the most benevolent Justice system makes errors, and the U.S criminal justice system is notoriously corrupt.



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04 Mar 2014, 1:55 am

put other cause I don't seem to fit in any of them. Though maybe if I had grown up rich I'd be conservative. But seeing as they don't like poor people, they don't like me. Liberals don't like guns so they don't like me. Libertarians don't like me for the same reason as conservatives.

I guess I'm just unique. Though based on guns most liberals just throw me into the conservative area.