Are you a NeoCon? Liberal? Realist? Isolationist?

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  1. stubeeef macrumors 68030

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    This was a quiz given by the Christian Science Monitor.
    I was a Realist, Here is their description.

    Link to 10 question quiz.

    I don't think this is based on much, just a bit fun to do. The questions were very interesting, and choices made me think hard time and again. Have fun.
     
  2. joetronic macrumors 6502

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    I'm a full blown socialist, but it didn't tell me I was, just a liberal.
     
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    The quiz thinks I'm a Neocon, but I'm not - it doesn't know where I'm coming from.

    Neoconservatives…
    - Want the US to be the world's unchallenged superpower
    - Share unwavering support for Israel
    - Support American unilateral action
    - Support preemptive strikes to remove perceived threats to US security
    - Promote the development of an American empire
    - Equate American power with the potential for world peace
    - Seek to democratize the Arab world
    - Push regime change in states deemed threats to the US or its allies
     
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    Hah - take this, labelers:

    Neocon quiz results

    Based on your answers, you are most likely a liberal. Read below to learn more about each foreign policy perspective.

    Ask me about guns, taxes, liberty and personal responsibilities and the test would certainly come out differently.
     
  7. keysersoze macrumors 68000

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    I changed one answer and went from Neocon to Realist.

    Whatever.

    It was interesting to think about, anyway.
     
  8. stubeeef thread starter macrumors 68030

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    The ones you direct that to won't get it. You radical wild liberal commie pig! :p :p :p
     
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    Oh, that's right, I'm in "Ignoreland." :rolleyes: :D
     
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    I didn't need this to tell me I was a liberal :p
     
  12. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Neither did I. But it was much better than your typical newspaper quiz.
     
  13. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Yet another one of these silly tests. Many of the answers are so similar, choosing between them is almost arbitrary. I changed my answer to just one of the questions to one that was virtually identical to my original choice in terms of my ability to agree with the statement -- and like magic I was transformed from a "liberal" to a "realist."
     
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    it says "isolationist", which i suppose is their way of saying "leftist-libertarian" since it has so few categories. Shame it applied only to foreign policy, social values in this format might be interesting.
     
  16. feakbeak macrumors 6502a

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    iGary has a good point about the nature of the questions - this quiz really only labels you based on foreign policy. That seems to be the nature of the poll, so I guess it's fine.

    I agree and disagree with bullet points from each category. Well, okay... I only agree (somewhat) with one point in the NeoCon list but herding everyone into categories is pointless. FWIW, I came up as Liberal. However, after changing one answer that I was torn on, I became a Realist - seems a bit arbitrary to me.

    I don't really like any of these labels anyway as they seem to discourage healthy debate on topics. In American politics it seems to always boil down to being a liberal or a conservative and lately the two parties have polarized. The line gets drawn in the sand and the public is herded to either side and told to hate the other group. IMHO, most American's don't fall into any of the categories modern American politics is attempting to create. There really doesn't seem to be a "party for the people" - that's why I'm an independent.
     
  17. clayj macrumors 604

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    Realist, which is actually pretty accurate for me across the board. (In real life, I'm a Libertarian in Conservative clothing.)
     
  18. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    I took iGary's quiz, and it turns out I'm an exact economic moderate, and a rather extreme libertarian. Who knew this was the same as "liberal"?

    Economic Left/Right: 0.00
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.69
     
  19. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    Took the thread test, Im a Realist, though i thought i was a liberal conservative with a lean towards Libertarian. Labels are just stupid Labels. means 0.
     
  20. katchow macrumors 6502

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    that's a hell of a tightrope...don't you think?
     
  21. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    Says I'm a liberal,I'm insulted as a anarchist.Still these when did you stop beating your wife Quiz's are crap.
     
  22. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    Realist in the first one, and

    Economic Left/Right: -0.63
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 2.72

    In the second...
     
  23. anonymous161 macrumors 6502

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    Well, there you go then

    Economic Left/Right: -5.25
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.08

    According to the graphic at the bottom of the page, this puts me at approx. the same point as the Dalai Lama !!! He is a little more liberal economically it seems.
     
  24. Lyle macrumors 68000

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    Yup. I only made it through the first few questions, struggling to find an answer that even approximately matched my opinion on the question, before quitting.
     
  25. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Which makes you a "quitter." :D
     

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