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September 21st, 2005
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You are a

Social Liberal
(85% permissive)

and an...

Economic Moderate
(41% permissive)

You are best described as a:

Strong Democrat

Link: The Politics Test on OkCupid Free Online Dating

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Date:September 21st, 2005 10:08 pm (UTC)
I think the test is biasd, based both on the questions it asks and the fact that they have "facist" as ultra-Republican. Every facist in history has been a socialist, but those that don't know better seem fond of calling political conservatives by that name.
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Date:September 21st, 2005 10:30 pm (UTC)
From dragonet2 a while ago:

While communism is the control of business by government, fascism is the control of government by business. My American Heritage Dictionary defines fascism as 'a system of government that exercises a dictatorship of the extreme right, typically through the merging of state and business leadership together with belligerent nationalism.' Sound familiar?
-- Robert Kennedy, Jr.
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Date:September 21st, 2005 10:35 pm (UTC)
My Webster defines it this way

1 a political philosophy, movement, or regine (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centeralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe ecomonmic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of oppositon. 2 a tendency toward or actual excercise of strong autocratic or dictatorial control.

Seems to me the quiz puts fascism in about the right place.
Date:September 22nd, 2005 04:32 am (UTC)
Actually, according to the definition you cite, fascist should be between totalitarian and socialist.

Republican: 1 One who favors a republic as the best form of government. 2 A member of the Republican Party of the United States.

Republic: 1a. A political order in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who are entitled to vote for officers and representatives responsible to them. b. A nation that has such a political order.

To paraphrase from "The Princess Bride", I do not think that word means what you think it means. See the post in my journal for more details...
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Date:September 22nd, 2005 12:44 pm (UTC)
But those definitions of Republican don't place it on that grid at all, so that's a moot point.

And the Webster definition of 'fascist' doesn't mention the economic constraint or liberality, but I believe history does, putting it right where it is on that grid.
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