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    Right Wing or Left Wing, which one are you and why is that 'good' for the country?
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    I think it’s ridiculous and foolish for any individual to identify themselves as purely “right-wing” or purely “left-wing”. There are good things about capitalism, but there are bad parts to it. There are good things about socialism, but there are bad parts to it. It’s about finding the balance - and for different individuals, that ‘balance’ will be different.

    I also think the ‘left-right’ political spectrum is a bit silly, it’s an overly simplified model to label people’s political views
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    (Original post by iBMRjS)
    I think it’s ridiculous and foolish for any individual to identify themselves as purely “right-wing” or purely “left-wing”. There are good things about capitalism, but there are bad parts to it. There are good things about socialism, but there are bad parts to it. It’s about finding the balance - and for different individuals, that ‘balance’ will be different.

    I also think the ‘left-right’ political spectrum is a bit silly, it’s an overly simplified model to label people’s political views
    You make a good point, in fact so good that you could ask that to any UK politician, TV presenter and they will only be able to say they are left wing (which being one sided doesn't help and also influences public opinion). Silly stuff indeed.
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    i am centre left with socialist leanings, i am also a 'hard' Eurosceptic who strongly supports Brexit
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    I'm pro-choice, pro-immigration, and anti-nationalist, but I'm right wing because I support capitalism, low taxation and free markets.

    Do you see the problems with these two labels?
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    Neither - i take the view its a ridiculously lazy and over simplistic grouping for the vast majority of people.
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    I'm the bird.
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    all right, apart from from pro-choice.
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    (Original post by EYEtrollYOU)
    Right Wing or Left Wing, which one are you and why is that 'good' for the country?
    I'd probably say I'm a authoritarian centrist who is described lazily as far right
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    (Original post by Stewpid)
    I'd probably say I'm a authoritarian centrist who is described lazily as far right
    Authoritarian centrist doesn't exist mate. By definition, authoritarians can't be centrists.
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    (Original post by FakeNewsEditor)
    Authoritarian centrist doesn't exist mate. By definition, authoritarians can't be centrists.
    It depends on your definitions. Political compass include them as separate dimensions:

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    (Original post by EYEtrollYOU)
    Right Wing or Left Wing, which one are you and why is that 'good' for the country?
    Why do we as human beings always have to develop these overly simplistic, narrow-minded models and spectrums that allow for little to no interpretation? Different people on the right may have varying policy implementations that they prefer, same applies to the left. In saying that I am either left or right wing accomplishes almost nothing, I could still be pro-life, pro-immigration, pro-globalist... We should not be asking "where are you on the political spectrum" instead ask more specific questions like "do you agree with the hyper-globalists vision" or "do you think abortion should be morally plausible", this way we actually progress the debate instead of being stuck on "I'm left wing, I hate ring wing", many people don't even know the difference between the two.
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    (Original post by chazwomaq)
    It depends on your definitions. Political compass include them as separate dimensions:

    I fail to see how this diagram support "authoritarian centrist". The line in the middle is the centre, if you place on the authoritarian spectrum, you're either an authoritarian of the left or the right. There's no centrist authoritarian.
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    That is by no means far right- its nearer the center right then the far right
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    (Original post by Stewpid)

    That is by no means far right- its nearer the center right then the far right
    No that IS far right mate. Again, if you placed on the black line, you'd be a bone fide centrist. Either centre-left or centre-right. You place on the authoritarian right, almost firmly tbh. I.e. you're a fascistoid of a kind, not Nazi necessarily, but indeed nothing whatsoever centrist about you.
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    (Original post by FakeNewsEditor)
    I fail to see how this diagram support "authoritarian centrist". The line in the middle is the centre, if you place on the authoritarian spectrum, you're either an authoritarian of the left or the right. There's no centrist authoritarian.
    You could be economically centrist and highly authoritarian (or libertarian) according to this model.
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    (Original post by FakeNewsEditor)
    No that IS far right mate. Again, if you placed on the black line, you'd be a bone fide centrist. Either centre-left or centre-right. You place on the authoritarian right, almost firmly tbh. I.e. you're a fascistoid of a kind, not Nazi necessarily, but indeed nothing whatsoever centrist about you.
    Oh I'm a fascist. Nice.


    The Nazi's was relatively left wing with economics so that doesn't apply.
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    I’m definitely not left that’s all I’ll say.

    This link should make the common people laugh

    https://youtu.be/RcWk640Rjq0
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    I think right wing sufficiently describes me
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    (Original post by chazwomaq)
    You could be economically centrist and highly authoritarian (or libertarian) according to this model.
    But that's not a political label.

    By your definition, Hitler was a centrist because he was in favour of a mixed economy. But Fascism isn't merely an economic programme, it means, broadly, a mixed economy + social authoritarianism and militarisism. The fact that the nazis were, by your definition, "economically centrist" doesn't mean you can say that a fascist is "centrist" politically. Centrist means moderate economically and either socially conservative or socially liberal (i.e. centre-right or centre-left) but not authoritarian. Mixed economy + authoritarianism = fascism. Statist economy + authoritarianism = Stalinism/so-called really existing "communism".
 
 
 
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