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Poll: *Overall* how do you perceive yourself? (71 member(s) have cast votes)

*Overall* how do you perceive yourself?

  1. Extremely Conservative (2 votes [2.82%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.82%

  2. Mostly Conservative (13 votes [18.31%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.31%

  3. Moderately Conservative (12 votes [16.90%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.90%

  4. Dead-Center Moderate (4 votes [5.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.63%

  5. Moderately Liberal (8 votes [11.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.27%

  6. Mostly Liberal (16 votes [22.54%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.54%

  7. Extremely Liberal (4 votes [5.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.63%

  8. Nonchalant, but oh so dashing! (12 votes [16.90%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.90%

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#21 UoR11

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Posted 17 June 2004 - 11:19 PM

I put myself down as Dead Center, but more accurately, I'm libertarian, around Rov, I'd say.
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#22 Uncle Sid

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Posted 17 June 2004 - 11:35 PM

Moderately conservative.  I have some usual conservative opinions, but I'm only really attached to the ones I consider life and death.  I'd probably be very much at home as a liberal 50-60 years ago.
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#23 Kevin Street

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Posted 18 June 2004 - 01:03 AM

Mostly liberal (about 75%, say), with a conservative stance on some issues. I find myself growing more lefty as I age. Originally, way back there in junior high social studies class, I was extremely conservative - maybe as a reaction to our extremely liberal teacher. But as time went on and I thought through my stance on various issues, I found myself agreeing with the left on more and more things, and the process is still continuing.

But that doesn't mean I'll adopt all the beliefs and viewpoints traditionally held by the left. (Or the right.) Independence of mind is worth more than any so-called political orientation. You've got to think things through for yourself.

Edited by Kevin Street, 18 June 2004 - 01:03 AM.

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#24 Niko

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Posted 18 June 2004 - 06:01 AM

Moderately liberal for now.  A year ago, I would've characterized myself as firmly and happily "on the fence" on most issues, but the longer I stay in my current work situation, the more liberal I get.

I currently work with several very extreme, very confrontational, very annoying conservatives who know that another coworker is a card-carrying member of the ACLU.  This seems to encourage them to have loud discussions in the middle of the office about their world-views and why liberals are evil.(Liberal=communist=evil apparently. Go figure.)  The more invective I hear from those guys, the more I think of reasons why everything they espouse is wrong, and the more liberal I feel.  :wacko:
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#25 Godeskian

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Posted 18 June 2004 - 07:29 AM

the difficulty for me is twofold
1. I don't tend to use words like 'liberal' and 'conservative' when discussing political affiliation, as they too vague for my purposes
2. Depends on what we're discussing. my attitudes on finance for instance, are far more 'conservative' than many opinions i hold on social reform.

So i picked the only non-choice option

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#26 Kosh

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Posted 18 June 2004 - 08:12 AM

I picked dead center. Moderately Liberal would work as well.
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#27 Mr.Calgary

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Posted 18 June 2004 - 10:24 AM

Moderately Conservative.

Though I often feel pushed further right by the 'antics' of left of centre parties and
groups.
:ermm:

for instance, in our current election campaign.....conservative opponents of the Liberals have endlessly been portrayed as barbarians coming to destroy civilization.  

:crazy:  :cry:
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#28 Beldame

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Posted 18 June 2004 - 01:16 PM

Mostly liberal.

I consider myself a floater somewhere on the moderate central left/socialist/liberal/green- ish spectrum.
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#29 MuseZack

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Posted 18 June 2004 - 01:20 PM

Anti-multiculturalist, anti-postmodernist, pro- Enlightenment, pro-military, pro-gun leftist.  So there. ;)
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#30 Drew

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Posted 18 June 2004 - 01:25 PM

Mr.Calgary, on Jun 18 2004, 10:22 AM, said:

Though I often feel pushed further right by the 'antics' of left of centre parties and
groups.
:ermm:
That's what I was going to say.  :Oo:
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#31 Dev F

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Posted 18 June 2004 - 01:27 PM

MuseZack, on Jun 18 2004, 01:18 PM, said:

Anti-multiculturalist, anti-postmodernist, pro- Enlightenment, pro-military, pro-gun leftist.
In other words, a real liberal. :)

#32 emsparks

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Posted 18 June 2004 - 01:27 PM

Not very well...
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#33 HubcapDave

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Posted 18 June 2004 - 01:37 PM

Mostly conservative. Bit more of a Libertarian than a Republican.

#34 Cardie

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Posted 18 June 2004 - 03:04 PM

Dev F, on Jun 18 2004, 02:25 PM, said:

MuseZack, on Jun 18 2004, 01:18 PM, said:

Anti-multiculturalist, anti-postmodernist, pro- Enlightenment, pro-military, pro-gun leftist.
In other words, a real liberal. :)
Yeah, sounds like one of the Founding Fathers.  ;)

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#35 DWF

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Posted 18 June 2004 - 08:06 PM

In leau of a "Mostly Harmless" choice, I picked the Nonchalant choice, I don't quite know exactly where my views fit, but for me it depends on the problem, I guess. :unsure:
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#36 Bad Wolf

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Posted 18 June 2004 - 08:26 PM

MuseZack, on Jun 18 2004, 11:18 AM, said:

Anti-multiculturalist, anti-postmodernist, pro- Enlightenment, pro-military, pro-gun leftist.  So there. ;)
What does anti-multiculturalist mean?
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#37 Rhea

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Posted 18 June 2004 - 08:42 PM

Una Salus Lillius, on Jun 17 2004, 06:50 PM, said:

I voted extremely conservative of course.  What?  Like *anyone's* surprised..
:love: ROTFLOL!

Edited by Rhea, 18 June 2004 - 08:43 PM.

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#38 Bad Wolf

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Posted 18 June 2004 - 08:45 PM

*gently hugs Rhea*  {{{Rhea}}}
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#39 Rhea

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Posted 18 June 2004 - 08:56 PM

Una Salus Lillius, on Jun 18 2004, 05:43 PM, said:

*gently hugs Rhea*  {{{Rhea}}}
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It's good to be back, though.
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#40 MuseZack

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Posted 18 June 2004 - 09:21 PM

Una Salus Lillius, on Jun 19 2004, 01:24 AM, said:

MuseZack, on Jun 18 2004, 11:18 AM, said:

Anti-multiculturalist, anti-postmodernist, pro- Enlightenment, pro-military, pro-gun leftist.  So there. ;)
What does anti-multiculturalist mean?
In my mind anyway, it means being respectful of different cultures and traditions without pretending that every one is equally worthy-- for example, to not treat bride burning and clitoridectomy as interesting traditions that shouldn't be judged.

Closer to home, it means putting less of an emphasis on ethnic "identity politics"-- treating a person's race as the most important thing about him or her.
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