Conservative or Liberal?

What are you?

  • Far right Conservative

    Votes: 13 18.1%
  • Conservative

    Votes: 22 30.6%
  • Liberal

    Votes: 24 33.3%
  • Far Left Liberal

    Votes: 13 18.1%

  • Total voters
    72

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macrumors 68040
Original poster
Mar 24, 2009
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Bemalte Blumen duften nicht.
Due to many of the topics presented in this forum, as well as the responses, it would be interesting to see what the majority of users stances are.

Note: Please do not flame other users for their viewpoints. Conservative agendas vs. Liberal ones can be disputed in another thread.

Feel free to vote. You may also type what you are. Remember no flaming.
 

MacDawg

macrumors Core
Mar 20, 2004
19,708
4,274
"Between the Hedges"
It is not likely that such black and white stereotypes can be used to truly define any of us.
Besides, without definition of the terms they are meaningless.
Are these US terms, British terms, other countries?
 

Bennieboy©

macrumors 65816
Jan 15, 2009
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england
i'm ' the party that does what the people want when the people want it, and nothing else'

might be a while before people catch on that this could and should be a viable future but good things come to those who wait ;)
 

djellison

macrumors 68020
Feb 2, 2007
2,228
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Pasadena CA
None of the above. On some issues I would be considered conservative, on some, liberal.

Trying to compartmentalise people into one big bucket and brush them all with one extremist viewpoint of opinions is the exact problem with politics in the US.

Furthermore, whilst I would probably be labelled as one thing here in the UK - I'd be labelled the opposite in the US.

Many of the issues that seem to define the difference between the two camps in the US, are all non-issues here in the UK across the full political spectrum, with (pro-choice, anti death penalty, pro public health care, pro gun control ) the results probably being considered extreme liberal by many US eyes.
 

Sydde

macrumors 68020
Aug 17, 2009
2,105
2,163
IOKWARDI
But our opinion is correct and yours is not, should we not categorize people so that we can tell who is correct and who is mistaken? That way, maybe all the people who are correct can band together and finish off all the wrong-headed people once and for all.
 

R.Perez

macrumors 6502
Feb 16, 2010
386
2,181
Philadelphia, PA
Umm I am an Anarcho-Syndicalist who supports left leaning progressive ideas with the thought that even baby steps in the right direction are important.

Where does that put me?
 

NT1440

macrumors G5
May 18, 2008
12,141
13,988
Umm I am an Anarcho-Syndicalist who supports left leaning progressive ideas with the thought that even baby steps in the right direction are important.

Where does that put me?
Liberal extremist ;)
 

Sydde

macrumors 68020
Aug 17, 2009
2,105
2,163
IOKWARDI
Umm I am an Anarcho-Syndicalist who supports left leaning progressive ideas with the thought that even baby steps in the right direction are important.

Where does that put me?
In a fairly early part of Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

"Now you see the violence inherent in the system! Help! Help! I'm being repressed! You saw him repressing me, didn't you?"
 
Those labels are meaningless.

For example, Barry Goldwater was, once upon a time, the father of the Conservative movement. He was to the Right of Right. By today's standards (largely arbitrated by the media, btw), he would be moderate-to-liberal.

JFK was considered left-leaning back in the day. Today, he'd be a staunch fiscal conservative by comparison with the bunch running around today.

Intelligence in politics is so vanishingly rare, one cannot afford to reject half the slate of candidates out of hand based on a label or political party membership. I vote for those I deem intelligent. I don't get to vote with confidence very often.