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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt
    Im very much Right wing in both aspects...

    Economic Left/Right: 2.12
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 3.69


    But I'm very anti-war, almost pacifist... Go figure that out, especially chris hinton and craig... Is a right wing pacifist possible?
    Just out of curiosity from your results, what are your views on homosexuality and abortion?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono
    Just out of curiosity from your results, what are your views on homosexuality and abortion?
    Im extremely fearful about the onset of same sex marriage, and gay rights reguarding raising children.... Which should never happen under any circumstance in my opinion..

    Abortion I have no problem with at all... I don't view it as murder because the unborn child has never been conscious..

    I'm not religious at all

    Are these all contradictions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt
    Im very much Right wing in both aspects...

    Economic Left/Right: 2.12
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 3.69


    But I'm very anti-war, almost pacifist... Go figure that out, especially chris hinton and craig... Is a right wing pacifist possible?
    There are millions of people on the Right against the war - it's just that the new Right would like everybody to think that it's purely the Left in opposition, so they can tar them with an unpatriotic (or amoral) brush.

    Antiwar.com is run by right-wing libertarians. You should visit sometime (they're in heavy danger of running out of funding at the moment, but they're only $10,000 (out of a needed $50,000) away from reaching their continuation targets.

    Your authoritarian score is a bit of a surprise though, and probably makes you far from a libertarian. Your opposition to the war I presume isn't ideologically based - what is it, out of curiosity?
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    One flaw in the test, IMO, is it's skew to the left on it's economic measurement. I just don't find it very feasible, and it seems to run counter to the contemporary popularity of the free-market enthusiasts (unless it makes it clear how counter-productive to people's interests that is for many, but that seems optimistic on my part).

    Another interesting thing to note is how the modern Left and the Libertarians are getting closer and closer together on not only social issues, but some issues of state regulation, also. I've seen it posed on some political blogs that Libertarians are ripping their hair out at the absurd Statism of the new Right, and are wondering aloud about whether the western Left are closer to their political allies these days (the free market conflict is a huge impediment though).

    I guess it makes it obvious that we're going to have to start using new terms before long, because some of the defining traits are changing rapidly.

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    Oh, I just thought of something else - Langveldt, would you define yourself as a pacifist? Or are you just against specific wars?

    I think that many of the pro-war in Iraq people accuse many of us in opposition of being pacifists. While I think that's true for many people (and I have nothing against pacifists, it's a very consistent moral code to live by), for many like me, it's not so much a case of being against all war as being against wars we don't happen to agree with. I'm not a pacifist, myself, at least, not in terms of being against military conflict in all scenarios.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Love™

    Your authoritarian score is a bit of a surprise though, and probably makes you far from a libertarian. Your opposition to the war I presume isn't ideologically based - what is it, out of curiosity?
    I don't think I have ever supported a war... My thinking being that if a person/nation has a gripe which is being "carried out" in a violent manner, then military action isn't likely to sort it out... Primarily because you don't make people less defiant and less determined by trying to blow them up...

    The most destructive and bloody conflict, with thousands dying in the horror of the trenches was resolved over a table.. What a waste.. War as a solution just doesn't enter my thinking really.. I doubt it ever will...

    My specific reason for being opposed to the recent gulf war was that Saddam had not threatened to attack US soil, and Iraq had no links to 9/11...

    To answer your second question, I havent thought much about whether I consider myself a pacifist.. But I guess I must be with the above taken into account.

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    Economic Left/Right: -4.50
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    Economic Left/Right: 4.50
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    makes me right wing

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris.hinton
    Economic Left/Right: 4.50
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 2.21


    makes me right wing
    Makes you just about where Tony B is, no?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris.hinton
    It does

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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt
    Im extremely fearful about the onset of same sex marriage, and gay rights reguarding raising children.... Which should never happen under any circumstance in my opinion..
    That's what swayed you to the right.

    Just out of curiosity, don't you think the sanctity of marriage has already been ruined, spat on and then thrown in the trash. Divorce rates over 50% in most western countries, hell Birtney Spears' less than a day marriage makes headlines. What would allowing gays to marriage possibly do to worsen it?

    Regarding gays adopting children, whats the difference between that, and a white and black marriage or asian and white marriage adopting a child?

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