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The Political Sextant: it's like the political compass but a bit nerdier I guess

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:54 am
by Karl_
You've heard of the Political Compass, now get ready for--

The Political Sextant: http://www.politicalsextant.com/

It's a relatively short quiz that will match you to one or more of the 60+ ideologies here (which include anarchism, social democracy, New Labour third way centrism, classical liberalism, conservativism, fascism, and many many more): http://www.politicalsextant.com/full/

Helpfully, this quiz avoids the RPG "what the hell does this dialogue option do?" problem by outlining the author's thought behind each question below it, if you click "Pros" or "Cons".

It also doesn't try to say you are something, but rather says, "your ideas are found in these ideologies, maybe read about them", which I think is a better emphasis.





...Anyway, paste a screenshot of your results into Imgur and post it here so I can berate you for your terrible, counter-revolutionary opinions

(I am sure this thread will go really well :slol: )

Re: The Political Sextant: it's like the political compass but a bit nerdier I guess

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:08 am
by Banjo
Can't be arsed taking screenshots. But I am a big ole' Marxist apparently:

88% Classical Marxism, 88% Marxist Feminism, 88% Guild Socialism (?)

And then the fun flipside...

-50% Bleeding-heart Libertarianism, -50% Paleolibertarianism, -57% Fusionism (?), -100% Paleoconservatism.

Does this mean we can be friends, Karl?

Re: The Political Sextant: it's like the political compass but a bit nerdier I guess

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:19 am
by Karl_
Banjo wrote:Does this mean we can be friends, Karl?

Your guild socialism result is pretty interesting. I don't know too much about it, but it's a kind of compromise between statist and syndicalist strands of socialism, right?

Anyway, yes, you pass the test and will not be sent to the gulag, comrade. :wub:

Re: The Political Sextant: it's like the political compass but a bit nerdier I guess

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:20 am
by Karl_
I suppose it will surprise no-one to learn that I have very mainstream, achievable political positions,

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Re: The Political Sextant: it's like the political compass but a bit nerdier I guess

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:01 am
by LightWanderer
Your top ideologies are:
Juche 80%
Three Principles of the People 83%
Strasserism 83%

Your worst ideologies are:
Anarcho-naturism -50%
Deep ecology -50%
Bleeding-heart libertarianism -50%

No idea what these mean (apparently Strasserism is a form of Nazism..) but looking forward to doing research on it in the morrow. Interesting thread idea Karl!

Re: The Political Sextant: it's like the political compass but a bit nerdier I guess

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:38 am
by Drumstick
Your top ideologies are:
Classical Marxism 88%
Anarcha-feminism 75%
Individualist feminism 75%
Marxist feminism 88%

Your worst ideologies are:
Clerical fascism -50%
Fascism -40%
Paleoconservatism -90%

Re: The Political Sextant: it's like the political compass but a bit nerdier I guess

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:04 am
by Knoyleo
Sex tent? I thought they closed that place down.

Re: The Political Sextant: it's like the political compass but a bit nerdier I guess

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:12 am
by Tafdolphin
Can't upload to Imgur at the moment but, surprising absolutely noone my top 3 were

Anarcha-Feminism 100%
Marxist Feminism 88%
Collectivist Anarchism 80%

Biggest no no are Clerical Fascism and Fusionism (?!) at -50 and the big one, Paleoconservatism at -70

Re: The Political Sextant: it's like the political compass but a bit nerdier I guess

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:14 am
by Somebody Else's Problem
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Seize the means of production!

Re: The Political Sextant: it's like the political compass but a bit nerdier I guess

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:28 am
by Kezzer
Marxist-anarchist feminist apparently. nice 8-)

Classical Marxism
Neozapatismo
Marxist Feminism

Re: The Political Sextant: it's like the political compass but a bit nerdier I guess

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:29 am
by Knoyleo
Your top ideologies are:

Anarcho-communism 100%
Anarcho-syndicalism 100%
Anarcha-feminism 100%
Green syndicalism 100%
Insurrectionary anarchism 100%
Synthesis anarchism 100%
Neozapatismo 100%
Fourierism 100%
Marxist feminism 100%

Your worst ideologies are:

Classical liberalism -60%
Fusionism -86%
Paleoconservatism -90%
Caliphate -60%

http://www.politicalsextant.com/quiz/?1 ... 38=1&39=-1

Re: The Political Sextant: it's like the political compass but a bit nerdier I guess

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:10 am
by Superking
Anarcho-naturism: 62%
Social Democrat: 58%
Third way: 62%

So it seems like I’m a boring left of centre moderate that secretly just wants to take my clothes off and live in the woods... seems fair.

Re: The Political Sextant: it's like the political compass but a bit nerdier I guess

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:19 am
by KK
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Re: The Political Sextant: it's like the political compass but a bit nerdier I guess

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:23 am
by Oblomov Boblomov
Your top ideologies are:
Classical Marxism 75%

More information
Suggested reading: The Communist Manifesto

Deep ecology 67%

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Suggested reading: Speaking with Nature: Awakening to the Deep Wisdom of the Earth

Marxist feminism 75%

More information
Suggested reading: Feminism and the Marxist Movement

Your worst ideologies are:
Bleeding-heart libertarianism -75%

More information
Suggested reading: Placeholders for Dummies

Geolibertarianism -62%

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Suggested reading: A Moral Case for Geolibertarianism

Paleoconservatism -90%

More information
Suggested reading: The Paleoconservatives: New Voices of the Old Right

I am actually reading The Communist Manifesto at the moment :shock:.

Re: The Political Sextant: it's like the political compass but a bit nerdier I guess

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:24 am
by BID0
Your top ideologies are:
Anarcho-primitivism 100%
Mutualism 100%
Deep ecology 100%
Bernsteinism 100%
Guild socialism 100%
Fourierism 100%

Your worst ideologies are:
Clerical fascism -33%
Fascism -20%
Integral nationalism -20%
Paleoconservatism -70%

http://www.politicalsextant.com/quiz/?1 ... 38=0&39=-2

A lot of 100%'s there for me :shifty: probably because I answered most questions as "agree" or "disagree"

Re: The Political Sextant: it's like the political compass but a bit nerdier I guess

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:24 am
by Oblomov Boblomov
KK wrote:Image

Err... does your primary alignment worry you at all?

Re: The Political Sextant: it's like the political compass but a bit nerdier I guess

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:28 am
by Rax
Liberal socialism 71%
Social democracy 83%
Third Way 88%

The first two are roughly what I expected to be honest, dont know much about Third Way but it has a picture of Tony Blair on it so I must do some reading it seems.

Re: The Political Sextant: it's like the political compass but a bit nerdier I guess

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:36 am
by Albear
Wish I actually understood what this all Meant

Classical Marxism 50%
Free-market environmentalism 50%
Marxism-Leninism 50%
Communalism 50%
Third Way 62%
Marxist feminism 50%

Your worst ideologies are:
Fusionism -29%
Paleoconservatism -40%
Caliphate -30%

Re: The Political Sextant: it's like the political compass but a bit nerdier I guess

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:40 am
by Knoyleo
KK wrote:Image

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Re: The Political Sextant: it's like the political compass but a bit nerdier I guess

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:42 am
by KK
Oblomov Boblomov wrote:Err... does your primary alignment worry you at all?

Not really, I just wanted to see how easy it was to get their algorithm to produce a result of 50 on almost everything, because these things always lack any nuance, swinging wildly on the basis of one question.