In the US, when people mention the word Libertarian, I think of Ayn Rand, …and have to fight a gag response. This to me is usually a neo-liberal/right wing/anarcho-capitalist simplification.


But, this is all relative, the word libertarian (small "L") meant an entirely different thing to my father, who also equated it with a strong sense of socially responsible governance as a means to achieve a greater good. Conservatives like to tout their "fiscally conservative" positions, even though they're really neo-liberal positions. To some in the US, "liberal" is only to be used as a kind of cooties.


Amazing isn't it? Cross a border and the visual landscape changes little, but the lexicons of the political landscapes are very different. Much meaning has been lost with the "Branding" of political persuasions.


Oh, …Marx was right about a lot of things, and wrong too.


So, where are we all on the political compass? The compass that not only considers the right-left direction, but the authoritarian/anarchist one.


Take the test - post the results

Post your results in this thread, …if you dare?

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Where "they"are on the compass:

International context:

Historical context:


To post your "compass" image in that thread: 

All you need to do is place your cursor in the middle of the "compass" image, drag it to the desktop (it's a .png file) and upload using the "add image" button. Alternatively, you can right-click on the image and "Save As" to where ever you keep image files on your PC and upload from there.


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Comment by Selen on March 3, 2012 at 7:15am

interesting,I dont know where to keep myself safe now.

Comment by Richard K. Emms on February 28, 2012 at 7:01am

OK that was fun.  I did mid-green.  Not bad for retired military.

Comment by annet on February 27, 2012 at 9:07pm

Interesting. I scored the same as the Dalai Llama. Slightly bossier and a little more corporate than yours, but not far off.

Comment by Reason Being on February 27, 2012 at 2:14pm

Good post, that was fun, I was a little more towards the middle in both directions than you. Thanks for the post.



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