Liberalism and conservatism on Wrong Planet

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Do you consider yourself
Liberal 45%  45%  [ 14 ]
Conservative 26%  26%  [ 8 ]
It depends on the issue 29%  29%  [ 9 ]
Total votes : 31

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18 Nov 2010, 11:02 am

There was a topic a while ago in which there was a debate on whether Wrong Planet had a conservative or a liberal slant. Hopefully this topic will settle the debate.


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18 Nov 2010, 11:20 am

ChrisVulcan wrote:
There was a topic a while ago in which there was a debate on whether Wrong Planet had a conservative or a liberal slant. Hopefully this topic will settle the debate.


wanna bet?



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18 Nov 2010, 11:34 am

There was already a poll earlier that provided a greater range of options.

I clicked "conservative" because I'm more to the conservative side of the topics that happen to be discussed here, but really it depends on the issue. Libertarian would be a better description of my political philosophy.



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18 Nov 2010, 11:42 am

I'm liking the outcome so far.



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18 Nov 2010, 12:43 pm

I am the universal heretic.

Both Standard Liberal [self proclaimed, though to whom are they generous?] and Standard Conservative [self proclaimed, though what do they work to preserve?] reject me and I them - though most self identified liberals are jerkier these days.

As for the Standard Model Libertarian - if it exists - I do not fit there either.

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19 Nov 2010, 1:47 am

whatever part of the political spectrum resides the person who merely wishes to be left alone, i am there but not there, in that i wish people would leave my government alone!



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19 Nov 2010, 2:15 am

This should be subdivided. There's really three kinds of conservatives. There's the social libertarians (far-left on social issues, center-right on economic issues), the Social Darwinists / Randroids (apathetic on social issues, far-right on economic issues), and then there's your standard fare republicans (socially fascist and center-right to far-right on economic issues).



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19 Nov 2010, 2:36 am

marshall wrote:
This should be subdivided. There's really three kinds of conservatives. There's the social libertarians (far-left on social issues, center-right on economic issues), the Social Darwinists / Randroids (apathetic on social issues, far-right on economic issues), and then there's your standard fare republicans (socially fascist and center-right to far-right on economic issues).


ok, i can dig that. now tell me, how many different kinds of LIBERAL would you say exist?



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19 Nov 2010, 3:03 am

auntblabby wrote:
marshall wrote:
This should be subdivided. There's really three kinds of conservatives. There's the social libertarians (far-left on social issues, center-right on economic issues), the Social Darwinists / Randroids (apathetic on social issues, far-right on economic issues), and then there's your standard fare republicans (socially fascist and center-right to far-right on economic issues).


ok, i can dig that. now tell me, how many different kinds of LIBERAL would you say exist?


I'm sure the conservatives will come up with their own semi-disparaging subcategories for liberals. The categories will probably be rust-belt union worker-drone, pinko-commie professional / academic, and welfare momma.



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19 Nov 2010, 4:03 am

marshall wrote:
This should be subdivided. There's really three kinds of conservatives. There's the social libertarians (far-left on social issues, center-right on economic issues), the Social Darwinists / Randroids (apathetic on social issues, far-right on economic issues), and then there's your standard fare republicans (socially fascist and center-right to far-right on economic issues).


Why would you group the fanatics with the main branch of their party? You just rude, or do you have some kind of evidence that I haven't seen?



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19 Nov 2010, 5:22 am

why cant i be socialist or anarchist?



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19 Nov 2010, 7:06 am

thedaywalker wrote:
why cant i be socialist or anarchist?


If you are in the U.S. you still live in a semi-free country. You can be any "-ist" that you want to be.

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19 Nov 2010, 1:49 pm

I'm a Canadian. Most of us sit on the fence so much we have picket marks on our backsides.


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