GTKFE: What best describes your political views?

What best describes your political views?

  • Far Left

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Left

    Votes: 6 12.2%
  • Center-Left

    Votes: 17 34.7%
  • Center

    Votes: 12 24.5%
  • Center-Right

    Votes: 5 10.2%
  • Right

    Votes: 6 12.2%
  • Far Right

    Votes: 2 4.1%
  • Lean Authoritarian

    Votes: 1 2.0%
  • Lean Libertarian

    Votes: 1 2.0%
  • I have no defined views

    Votes: 7 14.3%

  • Total voters
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RWS

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bigbadwolf said:
What about Hitler? Was he "left-wing" or "right-wing?"
"BigBad", I agree with your observation that a "left-right" categorization of political philosophies is worse than useless in present-day Western society.

If one must use these labels, though, Nazism -- as Fascism and current Marxist-Leninism -- may more easily be termed "leftist" than "rightist", as it aggregates political and economic power to the state.
 

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bigbadwolf said:
What about Hitler? Was he "left-wing" or "right-wing?"

I think that Hitler was just jealous. You see, most of the people he killed were Ashkenazi Jews. Interesting, huh? I think that he was just angry that they had incorporated the name before his party had come up with it and was trying to eradicate the competition.

But rather than "winging" it, I think that Hitler fell into the "Fascist" category. But not necessarily the "Passive Libertarian Fascism" that I find myself drawn to.
 

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Napoleon said:
I think that Hitler was just jealous. You see, most of the people he killed were Ashkenazi Jews. Interesting, huh? I think that he was just angry that they had incorporated the name before his party had come up with it and was trying to eradicate the competition.

Just out of curiosity (may as well, since the discussion of where one stands on the imaginary left-right spectrum is bankrupt anyway), where did the appellation "Nazi" come from? Ah, okay, I found a Wikipedia article. So the Brits concocted the word, based on a German abbreviation of "national socialist."

If he was trying to eradicate the competition, he was surely "right-wing" as every capitalist attempts to establish a monopoly position. On the other hand, he was not fiscally conservative as his rearmament program was massively deficit-financed. And his autobahn project just reeks of Keynesianism (avant la lettre). So I'm more confused than ever.

And let's not even try to fit Juan Peron on this spectrum.
 

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bigbadwolf said:
If he was trying to eradicate the competition, he was surely "right-wing" as every capitalist attempts to establish a monopoly position. On the other hand, he was not fiscally conservative as his rearmament program was massively deficit-financed. And his autobahn project just reeks of Keynesianism (avant la lettre).

You sound like Vizzini trying to figure out in which goblet the Man In Black put the Iocane powder.
 
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Napoleon said:
You sound like Vizzini trying to figure out in which goblet the Man In Black put the Iocane powder.

How did you know that is one of my favorite films? I think Andre the Giant was superb. I also like the craven prince quite a lot (reminds me of myself).
 

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Hey Soulskier,
I actually saw a guy walking down Cervino today hugging trees!!
 

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Where does a hangum and flogum socialist fit in with this?
The socialist side of me says the worlds resources need to be shared more evenly. Whereas I believe that those who chose to live outside of the rules cannot expect the protection of the system.
Human rights are for those who act with humanity. I supose that could be Bob's saying of the day.
 

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bigbadwolf said:
Just out of curiosity (may as well, since the discussion of where one stands on the imaginary left-right spectrum is bankrupt anyway), where did the appellation "Nazi" come from? Ah, okay, I found a Wikipedia article. So the Brits concocted the word, based on a German abbreviation of "national socialist."

If he was trying to eradicate the competition, he was surely "right-wing" as every capitalist attempts to establish a monopoly position. On the other hand, he was not fiscally conservative as his rearmament program was massively deficit-financed. And his autobahn project just reeks of Keynesianism (avant la lettre). So I'm more confused than ever.

And let's not even try to fit Juan Peron on this spectrum.
I hope you´re in a fake confussion, if not you´re in troble. Keynnesianism is not about budget deficit but a different state role on economy. in the other hand, which was the last time you see a rightist administration being fiscally conservative? In US was Clinton and here the Kirchners.
Peron was a national socialist (without ethnical prosecuting), that is not left but right wing.
 
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