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Where do you see yourself on the left-right spectrum?

Far-left
184
20%
Just left wing
122
13%
Centre-left
141
16%
Just centre
57
6%
Centre-right
108
12%
Just right wing
111
12%
Far right
76
8%
Other
87
10%
Hasselhoff-wing
23
3%
 
Total votes : 909

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Aureumterra
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Postby Aureumterra » Sun May 03, 2020 5:14 pm

Atheris wrote:save for restricting corporate grasp

Most of what we know as the internet is corporate stuff
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Nakena
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Left-Leaning College State

Postby Nakena » Sun May 03, 2020 6:12 pm

Aureumterra wrote:
Atheris wrote:save for restricting corporate grasp

Most of what we know as the internet is corporate stuff


Well things are extremly centralized in a number of MegaCorps now.

Ten years ago the Internet used to be a lot more decentralized in structure.
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Pythaga
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Capitalist Paradise

Postby Pythaga » Sun May 03, 2020 6:14 pm

Nakena wrote:
Aureumterra wrote:Most of what we know as the internet is corporate stuff


Well things are extremly centralized in a number of MegaCorps now.

Ten years ago the Internet used to be a lot more decentralized in structure.


I'd argue that in many ways the internet was very nearly as centralized then, with the likes of Yahoo and AOL in place of today's Google and Facebook.

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Nakena
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Left-Leaning College State

Postby Nakena » Sun May 03, 2020 6:24 pm

Pythaga wrote:
Nakena wrote:
Well things are extremly centralized in a number of MegaCorps now.

Ten years ago the Internet used to be a lot more decentralized in structure.


I'd argue that in many ways the internet was very nearly as centralized then, with the likes of Yahoo and AOL in place of today's Google and Facebook.


Its not comparable. Yahoo hadn nearly as much clout as Google or Social Media do nowadays. I remember those times. Basically there were a few big ones and much, much more communities and websites like NationStates.

NationStates is basically a relic from those old times.
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Bunkaiia
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New York Times Democracy

Postby Bunkaiia » Sun May 03, 2020 6:43 pm

I'm a super far leftwing communist-libertarian. (Luxury goods and vacation packages should be the only commercialized services). I have never met anyone not call me an idealist. However, I am a militant (ento)vegan as well and identify very strongly with the Party for Animals.

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Deacarsia
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The Cosmic Mainframe
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Postby The Cosmic Mainframe » Sun May 03, 2020 6:58 pm

Well, I identify as a democratic socialist and occasionally a libertarian socialist, and my worldview borrows some elements from Trotskyist and anarcho-syndicalist thought. I support direct democracy - decisions should be made by the people whom they will affect. I prefer worker-owned cooperatives to other forms of enterprise, and my economic views essentially come from extending my support of direct democracy as a form of governance to the economy as well. I don't know if I am far-left or just left-wing, although I'm definitely not as far-left as some of the other people on this site.
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Atheris
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Postby Atheris » Sun May 03, 2020 7:31 pm

The Cosmic Mainframe wrote:Well, I identify as a democratic socialist and occasionally a libertarian socialist, and my worldview borrows some elements from Trotskyist and anarcho-syndicalist thought. I support direct democracy - decisions should be made by the people whom they will affect. I prefer worker-owned cooperatives to other forms of enterprise, and my economic views essentially come from extending my support of direct democracy as a form of governance to the economy as well. I don't know if I am far-left or just left-wing, although I'm definitely not as far-left as some of the other people on this site.

How is it possible to be a socialist and a libertarian? That's like democratic autocracy.
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The Cosmic Mainframe
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Postby The Cosmic Mainframe » Sun May 03, 2020 7:36 pm

Atheris wrote:
The Cosmic Mainframe wrote:Well, I identify as a democratic socialist and occasionally a libertarian socialist, and my worldview borrows some elements from Trotskyist and anarcho-syndicalist thought. I support direct democracy - decisions should be made by the people whom they will affect. I prefer worker-owned cooperatives to other forms of enterprise, and my economic views essentially come from extending my support of direct democracy as a form of governance to the economy as well. I don't know if I am far-left or just left-wing, although I'm definitely not as far-left as some of the other people on this site.

How is it possible to be a socialist and a libertarian? That's like democratic autocracy.

That's a question us libertarian socialists get a lot.

To use Dictionary.com's detailed definition, which is close to how I define socialism: "a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole."

Shifting control of the means of production to the community isn't just compatible with libertarianism - in fact, if your goal is maximal freedom, it's actually more beneficial for the means of production to be collectively owned and democratically organized than it is for the means of production to be consolidated in the hands of a lucky few.

TL;DR - Libertarianism doesn't necessarily mean the full American definition, it just means liberty.
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Syrel
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Founded: Apr 29, 2020
Ex-Nation

Postby Syrel » Sun May 03, 2020 7:49 pm

I'm a left-wing libertarian. I'm for secularism and humanism. My two biggest issues are that climate change is a menace that requires mass mobilization and strict rent control should be enacted.

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Tebuh
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Posts: 207
Founded: May 04, 2018
Ex-Nation

Postby Tebuh » Mon May 04, 2020 1:52 am

Far-left-marxism-feminism-radicalism as my friend aptly put it.

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Lanoraie II
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Posts: 620
Founded: Jan 01, 2018
Democratic Socialists

Postby Lanoraie II » Mon May 04, 2020 4:03 am

That's a really good question that I don't actually know the answer to. Let's just go with center-left with a sprinkle of some right-wing beliefs (or at least traditionally right wing....wait, is being straight edge right wing? conservatives definitely drink....) :unsure:

I guess I'm at that point where it's better to ask me about my opinion on a specific issue rather than use a label, because on the surface I probably look like a typical non-hardcore liberal, what with my desire to conserve the environment and acceptance of LGB, but then you realize I'm somewhat of a nationalist and you're hearing this song blasting from my Ford F-150. Yee yee.
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Oneid
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Soled
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Postby Soled » Mon May 04, 2020 7:02 am

>far left is leading the poll
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Green October Z
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Postby Green October Z » Sat May 09, 2020 2:14 pm

I am overall right-wing, but I support universal healthcare, am in favor of gun control, and support the separation of church and state.
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Sylh Alanor
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Founded: May 10, 2019
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Sylh Alanor » Sat May 09, 2020 6:34 pm

Green October Z wrote:I am overall right-wing, but I support universal healthcare, am in favor of gun control, and support the separation of church and state.

Then in what way would you consider yourself right wing?


As toward the topic at hand, I identify as an Eco-Socialist. I care about the environment in a way that could occasionally be considered extremist, but I also care about social issues and providing a strong support system so that, when people are having a hard time, they don't have to sleep on the streets or starve. I care about combating those social situations in an environmentally-sustainable fashion that will put humanity in balance with the world around us, so that we're not ultimately moving ourselves and most of the creatures on the planet toward extinction.
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Mirjt
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Founded: Mar 23, 2020
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Mirjt » Sat May 16, 2020 10:37 am

I am a general leftist, and if I had to adopt a label it would probably be democratic socialism.


I consider most leftists to be ideologically aligned with me, and I consider some moderates to be allies to the left.

My current top ideological allies are:

Leftist: democratic socialism, libertarian socialism (like anarcho-communism), spiritual/religious leftism (like Christian Socialism), radical leftism, green politics, and pirate politics

Moderate: social democracy, georgism, distributism, non-neoliberal progressive liberalism, and radical centrism


If reading this post when it first is posted, I should have a RL Politics page linked in my signature that has all that information as well as the results of numerous political spectrum/compass/ideology/party quizzes.
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Island Zero
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Founded: Mar 08, 2020
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Postby Island Zero » Sat May 16, 2020 11:17 pm

Maximum authoritarianism NOW
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The Peoples Caribbean Union
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Founded: Mar 29, 2020
Democratic Socialists

Postby The Peoples Caribbean Union » Sat May 16, 2020 11:23 pm

I thin of myself of what i call liberal socialist

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Resheph
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Founded: Nov 01, 2019
Ex-Nation

Postby Resheph » Sun May 17, 2020 11:33 am

While I find both labels and the left-right spectrum quite reductive, I suppose I would classify myself as an adherent of communization theory, although I bear influences from a wide range of thinkers.
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Anatoliyanskiy
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Founded: Jan 19, 2020
Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Anatoliyanskiy » Sun May 17, 2020 11:48 am

An eco-socialist, but with democratic socialist characteristics thrown in there. I support a regulated economy, strong protections on the environment, free universal healthcare and other stuff like that, equal rights for everyone regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or orientation and also internationalism.
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New Juan Carlos Land
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby New Juan Carlos Land » Sun May 17, 2020 11:59 am

i am a Socialist far-left person for some reason

I might edit this twice, but who cares.
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Swindenland
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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Swindenland » Sun May 17, 2020 12:01 pm

Left-wing libertarian. I support extensive individual liberties (including the right to nudity), but also support egalitarianism, because life isn't equally fair/unfair, everyone should matter the same and have a shot at life. I support republics over monarchies, because I cannot stand Spanish hereditary gossip girls. I despise tradition and think that everyone should chose his tradition or lack thereof/it should not be forced upon me. I oppose intellectual property (i.e patents and copyright) since everyone should be free to copy and improve concepts and believe in privacy rights and full government transparency. I fancy direct democracy and federalism. I'm a cosmopolitan and think that all nations, borders and trade restrictions are obsolete (I never felt attached to my nation aside from the financial aspect). I support Esperanto as a global lingua franca, because it is simple, conserves native languages and doesn't favour any culture over another. I believe public education and healthcare are essential for a functioning society and that an advanced civilisation must have a sustainable economy.
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MC United
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New York Times Democracy

Postby MC United » Sun May 17, 2020 12:02 pm

This poll reminds me of a quote attributed to Winston Churchill . . . .
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Cisairse
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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Cisairse » Sun May 17, 2020 3:49 pm

Anatoliyanskiy wrote:An eco-socialist, but with democratic socialist characteristics thrown in there. I support a regulated economy, strong protections on the environment, free universal healthcare and other stuff like that, equal rights for everyone regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or orientation and also internationalism.


A "regulated economy" doesn't sounds like socialism to me
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