Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Political quizzes usually tend to fail me (everybody?) miserably, but I found taking both the "How to Win a Fight with a Conservative" and the "How to Win a Fight with a Liberal" quizzes in combination actually meant something to me.

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My Liberal Identity:

You are a Reality-Based Intellectualist, also known as the liberal elite. You are a proud member of what’s known as the reality-based community, where science, reason, and non-Jesus-based thought reign supreme.


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My Conservative Identity:

You are a Free Marketeer, also known as a fiscal conservative. You believe in free-market capitalism, tax cuts, and protecting your hard-earned cash from pick-pocketing liberal socialists.

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This is a big improvement over other quizzes I've taken which always label me a socialist. Come on, just because Courtney and I really want to get two twin German dogs (debating between giant schnauzers and standard poodles) some day and name them Marx and Engels doesn't mean I don't like the free market.

4 comments:

Jeremiah said...

Garrett,

Long time no see. The wife and I are in eastern, occupied trans-Allegheny Virginia (or eastern West Virginia for all y'all Yankees- not far from the home of your youth, Garrett). Selling insurance, trying to finish my M.A. thesis sometime this decade.

Not particularly surprising to me, nor likely to you, we are both a different kind of "liberal" and a different kind of "conservative." Of course, I'm really a reactionary. Maybe a eighteenth-century conservative liberal a la Edmund Burke.

I got:

"Your Liberal Breed: Peace Patroller

You are a Peace Patroller, also known as an anti-war liberal or hippie. You believe in putting an end to American imperial conquest, stopping wars that have already been lost, and supporting our troops by bringing them home."

and

"Your Conservative Breed: Values Guardian

You are a Values Guardian, also known as a social conservative. You believe in serving on the front lines of the culture wars to restore traditional values and protecting America against condom-dispensing, stem cell-sucking sodomites from Hollyweird."

Not too far off on both counts, though I wouldn't have worded it quite like that. Really, though, I could just about make Tolkien's statement concerning himself my own:

"My political opinions lean more and more to Anarchy (philosophically understood, meaning abolition of control not whiskered men with bombs)- or to 'unconstitutional' Monarchy."

All the best,
Jeremiah

jeremiah said...

Oops, I meant western West Virginia.

Pepper said...

I too am a reality-based intellectualist (no surprise there). However I am an "Anti-Government Crusader". That's probably because the only issue I lean conservative on is gun control in order square that with my views on health and reproductive rights. What can I say? I skew a little libertarian. Guess they should have asked me what I thought the government should do with health care. Then their quiz would blow up trying to find a conservative category I even sorta kinda fit.

Garrett said...

Jeremiah! Dude, you need to get on facebook or something. I wanna hear about the thesis and how Margaret's doing. Just don't try to sell me an insurance :)