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What are your politics?  

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  1. 1. What are your politics?

    • Far-left
      6
    • Left
      12
    • Centrism
      16
    • Right
      8
    • Far-right
      4


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Have you ever really looked at what they mean? I would have always described myself as somewhat left, but according to various descriptions, I have slight right beliefs, but still hold many leftist ideals... so am I a centrist?

 

 

 

Left-wing politics

In politics, the Left, left-wing and leftists are people or views which support social change to create a more egalitarian society. They usually involve a concern for those in society who are disadvantaged relative to others and an assumption that there are unjustified inequalities (which right-wing politics view as natural or traditional) that should be reduced or abolished.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Left-wing_politics

 

Right-wing politics

In politics, the Right, right-wing and rightist has been defined as the support or acceptance of social hierarchy. Inequality is viewed by the Right as inevitable, natural, normal, or desirable, whether it arises though traditional social differences, or from competition in market economies.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right-wing_politics

 

 

 

Far-left politics

Far left (also known as the revolutionary left, radical left, and extreme left) are the highest degree of leftist positions among left-wing politics. The far left seeks the creation of strong or complete social equality in society and the dismantlement of all forms of social hierarchy. It seeks to dismantle all forms of social hierarchy, particularly to end unequal distribution of wealth - especially identifying capitalism as a major source of social inequality. The far left seeks the complete equalization of the distribution of wealth, and a society where in theory everyone is to be completely equal and where no one will have excessive power or wealth over others.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Far-left_politics

 

Far-right politics

Far-right, extreme right, hard right, radical right, and ultra-right are terms used to discuss the qualitative or quantitative position a group or person occupies within right-wing politics. Far right politics involves support of strong or complete social hierarchy in society, and supports supremacy of certain individuals or groups deemed to be innately superior who are to be more valued than those deemed to be innately inferior. The far right's advocacy of supremacism is based on what it perceives as innate characteristics of people that cannot be changed This has been confused with the centre right's criticism of inferior behaviour, such as laziness and decadence, that lead people to inferior situations in comparison to others. The centre right - unlike the far right - claims that this is not innate and that people can end their behavioural inferiority through changing their habits and choices of behaviour.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Far-right_politics

 

 

 

Centrism

In politics, centrism is the ideal or the practice of promoting policies that lie different from the standard political left and political right. Most commonly, this is visualized as part of the one-dimensional political spectrum of left-right politics, with centrism landing in the middle between left-wing politics and right-wing politics. Centrist ideologies tend to focus around policies such as progressive taxation, civil liberties/human rights, economic liberalism and social liberalism.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centrism

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I don't look at politics in the usual way that most people do. I don't feel I fit into any category because I can see things I agree with and disagree with in all of that political spectrum. So if we were to make an analogy of a rainbow with the far left being red and the far right being violet and with the understanding that when all the colours are mixed you end up with white light then I look at myself, politically, as white light.:help::cool::)

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I don't look at politics in the usual way that most people do. I don't feel I fit into any category because I can see things I agree with and disagree with in all of that political spectrum. So if we were to make an analogy of a rainbow with the far left being red and the far right being violet and with the understanding that when all the colours are mixed you end up with white light then I look at myself, politically, as white light.:help::cool::)

 

I like that, but I think that gets covered by centric doesn't it?

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I like that, but I think that gets covered by centric doesn't it?

 

I'm basically saying that I don't see my politics as being fixed in any way. I tend to think that the whole of politics is just a smokescreen to keep people in easily defined categories arguing amongst themselves while the people at the top mainly implement policies that are necessary but try to spin them in a way that appeals to their supporters while at the same time make them look 'statesmenlike' to everybody else. The present political system is the biggest game of charades in town and plays at setting up false dichotomies everywhere you find it. Personally I find it all very childish.

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I'm basically saying that I don't see my politics as being fixed in any way. I tend to think that the whole of politics is just a smokescreen to keep people in easily defined categories arguing amongst themselves while the people at the top mainly implement policies that are necessary but try to spin them in a way that appeals to their supporters while at the same time make them look 'statesmenlike' to everybody else. The present political system is the biggest game of charades in town and plays at setting up false dichotomies everywhere you find it. Personally I find it all very childish.

 

Sorry, I believe you do fit into one category or another.

 

But your argument is one I hear very often from those who call themselves Anarchists.

 

 

Anarchism

Anarchism is generally defined as the political philosophy which holds the state to be undesirable, unnecessary, and harmful, or alternatively as opposing authority and hierarchical organization in the conduct of human relations. Proponents of anarchism, known as "anarchists", advocate stateless societies based on non-hierarchical voluntary associations.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anarchism

 

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Anarchism is often considered to be a radical left-wing ideology
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I want strictly controled immigration but I want all the vital industries(including public transport) to be nationalised), where does this put me?? dont say national socialist please!!

 

Not being an expert on the subject by any means, but that sounds pretty apt to me.

 

Definitely left, but not sure where views on immigration plays in this? Hopefully someone better suited can be more precise!

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Sorry, I believe you do fit into one category or another.

 

But your argument is one I hear very often from those who call themselves Anarchists.

 

 

Anarchism

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anarchism

 

and further...

 

Except I'm not against authority in society so I'm definitely not an anarchist although there may be times where an anarchical attitude may be necessary.

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