Ovid (publius_ovidius) wrote,
Ovid
publius_ovidius

Falling to the Left

Quite some time ago, I took the Political Compass quiz. I was about where Ghandi is rated on the compass, though I was a bit more "pro authority" and a bit more to the right, economically.

Not any more. I've gone far, far to the left. I took this test a couple of times and worked hard to avoid bias, but my scores were still fairly consistent:

Economic Left/Right: -7.12
Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.03

I think what has happened has simply been exposure to more and more information about the world. Being less authoritarian is clearly a reaction against "President" Bush and those who worship the man. Being further to the left economically (I used have laissez-faire tendencies!) is a reaction to reading about the WTO, IMF, Enron, and others who are clearly gaming the system and buying politicians. I'm on the verge of losing any faith at all in either the ability of the American people to affect change, or their ability to care about why change is necessary.
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