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That political-views meme going around (New! Improved! Now with extra footnotes!) 
24th-Jan-2009 01:20 pm
Pol: Kilroy Planet
Yeah, yeah, according to the political spectrum quiz all the cool kids are doing these days, I’m a left-libertarian¹ non-interventionist cultural liberal. We all knew that.

I agree with the criticism somebody on my Friends-list (not identified because s/he posted it in a locked post) made: A lot of the questions were in two parts, like “22. Laws regulating private behavior are put forth by the weak, who prefer security to freedom.” Well, what if you think that laws regulating private behaviour are put forth by the strong, who prefer security to freedom? Or that they’re put forth by the weak, who prefer Cocoa Puffs to freedom? Or that they’re put forward by the strong, despite preferring freedom to security, but that they are still an Abomination in the sight of the majes? There were a lot of two-part questions like that where the answer I had to give probably obscured rather than clarified my actual political beliefs. (And of course there were a lot of “No, really, it’s an awful lot more complicated than that” questions, but that’s sort of unavoidable.)
¹ I originally mistyped that as “libertartian”; I think that’s actually a better description of me.
24th-Jan-2009 07:00 pm (UTC)
1 so what was the footnote going to be?
24th-Jan-2009 08:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks for noticing! I’ve added the footnote.
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