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JoeyFlash
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27 Oct 2016, 12:52 am

I'm just a right-leaning libertarian.


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27 Oct 2016, 1:04 am

JoeyFlash wrote:
I'm just a right-leaning libertarian.


Try "The World's Smallest Political Quiz" here:

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If you copy the link to your results (right-click the image to get the url) you can embed it in that thread here on WP.


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27 Oct 2016, 2:57 pm

I used to be a little further to the right, but I just figured "meh. People are just gonna do whatever the hell their gonna do."


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29 Oct 2016, 3:11 am

Interesting topic.
Most of the aspies/auties that I've met seem to lean towards the left... I suspect that has a lot to do with having to appeal to government entities for assistance in one way or another.
The circumstances in my life have sent me down a different path.
20 some years ago I was a staunch libertarian to the point of being a national delegate within the Libertarian Party itself.
Now that I'm older (and hopefully wiser) I have come to the conclusion that the very concept of government- however limited- is inherently evil and immoral. Therefore, I am now an anarchist.


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29 Oct 2016, 3:14 am

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Are AS people more likely to be conservative?

well obviously "yes" due to the resistance to change.



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06 Dec 2016, 5:06 pm

Soulsparrer wrote:
Yeah, it's not black and white. Ironically I used to slightly sympathize with fascist or authoritarian policies, though this was a lot more theoretical and mentally-masturbatory than practical.


I wonder if this could be due to a desire for structure. Many authoritarian systems seem to promise that obedience to specific written rules leads to success.



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07 Dec 2016, 1:18 am

What you're saying makes logical sense given a certain rigidity of beliefs, but in practice, at least for myself, I've always found the exact opposite to be true. I've always felt like sort of a freak, not fitting in, that I think deep down I'm intensely resentful of authoritarianism and attempts to control people. I want to be allowed to do my own thing, and I believe strongly that others should be allowed to do their own thing. With political ideologies I've oscillated from one end of the spectrum to the other on economics, at various times thinking of myself as a social democrat, a mutualist, an anarcho-syndicalist, an anarcho-communist, an individualist anarchist, a Green, a libertarian, a left-libertarian, a libertarian socialist, a democratic socialist, a classical liberal... and now, frankly, I just think of myself as a liberal (and tend to avoid the silly label game, 'cuz I've exhausted it). But while I've gone left to right and back again on economics, I've NEVER ventured into authoritarianism. I've always been intensely anti-authoritarian, and even if my economic beliefs have been collectivistic at certain points, on social issues I've always been intensely individualistic.



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07 Dec 2016, 7:30 am

What is Conservative? I am Pro-Life and Pro-Gun... But I also support the science behind Gay and Trans Rights qas well as Keynesianism.

What is Liberal... I believe in Children's Rights but I also believe the family as it was before the before the day when Nuclear Families became a thing was the healthiest way to raise a child and I believe we should protect children from violence and sex even as we protect peoples right to view what they wish on the internet!



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11 Dec 2016, 2:31 am

For, the most part I'm a liberal. I generally think both sides have their flaws. While, I don't go with the Pro-Life movement. I think abortion is the same as killing people. Since, they already have DNA that's already been made. So, I think it is therefore wrong. I doubt that. I personally think autistic people are less likely to pick a side.


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11 Dec 2016, 3:14 am

Coming from an American who is most familiar with American politics, I'm personally politically centrist. I don't care too much about affiliating with one side or the other for the sake of fun and competition, but what I DO care about are rights of the individual and freedom of speech, religion, property, etc. When people violate these (which they do often) I get rather frustrated, but otherwise if it doesn't effect one of my original rights or the rights of others then I'm fine.