Monday, April 09, 2007

political recess


My 14 year old son put me onto this site. We wasted ages on it. Do take the test; I'll show you mine if you show me yours.

25 Comments:

Blogger dinahmow said...

My result's in your email! For the rest of the readers...I'm more left than right.

9/4/07 5:32 PM  
Blogger Homo Escapeons said...

Despite my predilection for executing violent criminals I still managed to come out as a Libertarian Lefty just a tad closer to Centre than Gandhi and the Dalai Lama...
no wonder I can't find a Political Party that I like!

9/4/07 8:43 PM  
Blogger Caroline said...

Hey I always knew I was a close relative of the Dalai Lama - what you mean this wasn't a test to find out what my past lives were...

:-)

10/4/07 2:58 AM  
Blogger Ces said...

I took the test twice and my score started getting lower. I'd stick to my first results. In fact I was disappointed that I was not way up high on the far right.

10/4/07 5:05 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

Dinahmow and HE: Sounds like you're in that fuzzy grey area with me.

Caroline: You must be my sister.

Ces: I'm disappointed that you're not high up on the far right, too. You're a shining example of the extremely rare perfect Bush protege. There's maybe two of you out there.

10/4/07 6:42 AM  
Blogger Ian Lidster said...

Well, I thought I'd be to the right of the line, but, am a teeny bit to the left of it. I also thought I'd be closer to libertarian (which is what I sometimes fancy myself being, except when I'm not). I think I am just too much of s softy in some areas. So, I end up a bit like home escapeons, a nudge below centre (three squares down, and three squares to the left. Hmm.

Ian

10/4/07 7:55 AM  
Blogger ziggi said...

I'm 2 squares to the left and 3 squares down - do I win?

10/4/07 12:43 PM  
Blogger LDahl said...

HE, I could have written your post!
It sounds like we are in the same spot.
Just where I want to be.
Thanks for posting it Andrea.

10/4/07 1:24 PM  
Blogger kj said...

i'm with nelson and the dali lama, which is fine with me. as for ces, i am relieved she did not make it as high right as she hoped. thank you goddess.

:)

10/4/07 2:36 PM  
Blogger Cynthia said...

That was a fun test...I scored lower left too, right with Mandela and The Dalai Lama.

10/4/07 3:40 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

Ian: It seems to me that we all scored a little lower and to the left than expected. Is it a fault in our perception or in the test I wonder?

Ziggi: Yes, but only if you promise to share.

LDahl: Kind of fun, isn't it?

KJ: I like the fact that she received a better score the second time! It shows that you're having a positive influence on her. Keep up the good work, KJ. :) (We love you anyway, Ces, even if your politics are completely inscrutable.)

Cynthia: They're good company to be in, aren't they?

10/4/07 4:42 PM  
Blogger susan said...

i hate tests. but this one was fun.
i was low and left.

10/4/07 5:35 PM  
Blogger kj said...

re susan's comment: "low and left"--the story of my life.

:)

10/4/07 9:06 PM  
Blogger Cream said...

This is funny, Andrea but like most of the people who read your blog I also hover around Nelson, The Dalai Lama and Ghandi! How refreshing! We should start a club: Low and Left!
(Economic Left/Right: -6.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.79)

11/4/07 1:24 AM  
Blogger shukr said...

I cam here via cynthia, via islamichomeschool.

I cannot believe that I found this. I did this test when I was a teen, probably your son's age, in highschool, in a politics class we had to take, and from whence I decided I hated politics!!! but the only bit I liked was this test, as my result gave my headteacher a knowing look that I really was not a student who fitted into that school. he he he.

anyway, this finding stuff I'm thinking about is happening so frequently I'm almost spooked, (only not really, cos why shouldn't it happen that way iykwim).

anyway, long intro.)))))

look forward to checking out your blog more, and those around you.

I loved pottery, art, design in school in a way that made me feel so fulfilled. I read the first chapter of 'the artist's way' a month or so ago, ( yet to read more and make it a priority), but ooo, exciting to think about fulfilling our creativity. big grin.

best wishes
shukr

11/4/07 1:58 AM  
Blogger shukr said...

almost bang on ghandi.lol.
i have moved from right down in far left bottom corner, but some movement was bound to happen as I got 'old',))

11/4/07 2:14 AM  
Blogger Ces said...

Hey you too Andrea and KJ, my score was not as high because I was mostly a social libertarian, not political authoritarian. And Andrea, why do you have to mention my name with Bush? I do not like the guy - he left the flood gates open in my state!

11/4/07 4:15 AM  
Blogger Brian the Mennonite said...

I'm with most of the people here...low and left. I wonder where Menno Simons would be? I also wanted to know where Jesus would place, so I looked in the test's FAQ and they said that it would be difficult for them to place him. I imagine that they also would be quite concerned about all the emails they would get from the people who are "high and right". WWJD?
I saw a T-shirt recently with the letters WTFWJD. Cracked me up.

11/4/07 6:14 AM  
Blogger Caty said...

I am on the Dalai lama side...:)

11/4/07 6:52 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

Susan, KJ, Caty & Cream: founding members of Low&Left.

Shukr: Welcome and thanks for visiting! I think we all start out a little more radical in our idealistic youth -- I was surprised to see I hadn't shifted as much as I thought. Probably means I'm immature! :)

Ces: Sorry about that. I thought I'd read somewhere that you gave the maximum amount to both Bush's campaigns ... so I assumed. Just tell me you gave the same amount to help homeless shelters and buy original art and you will be my political goddess! :)

Brian: WWJD indeed. If they placed Jesus on this graph the southern fundamentalist hardliners might be forced to look east for a new spiritual figurehead. (Did I just say that out loud? *Double slap*)

11/4/07 9:28 AM  
Blogger Ces said...

Would Breast Cancer, battered women's shelter, the Girl Scouts and adopting a family in the Philippines qualify instead of the homeless? United Fund gouges our paycheck already with the homeless shelters and other charities ran by ACLU-minded BOD. As for original art, that would be my other family members. I give original art away! You know I really don't mind that you and KJ are on the same side opposite mine but I am upset with the failure of SS privatization and the unmanaged borders.

11/4/07 12:54 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

Ces: If SS privatization meant that you would actually get some social services with teeth, then I'd be upset, too. But don't be too fast with border control. Illegal immigrants make the US economy what it is and from what I've heard from the American media, you are the top of the world heap economically.

11/4/07 2:14 PM  
Blogger merlinprincesse said...

Yeah! I'm a Leftist Libertarian... Must be because I'm Buddhist!!! LOL! Or maybe because I'm an Artist... I wonder..mmm....:)))) LOW AND LEFT IS FUN! Maybe we could create a new mantra!

14/4/07 7:57 PM  
Blogger CS said...

I'm lower and leftier than Ghandi and the Dalai Lama? Good grief! (But I'm secretly pleased.) I don't often do much with these test, but this one calls out for apost, which I'll hit sometime in the next week. I'll link it back to you when I do.

15/4/07 6:59 AM  
Blogger Within Without said...

I'm as far left and as low as you can go, farther than the Dalai Lama and Ghandi...and proud of it. ;-)

15/4/07 6:03 PM  

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