Most folks put themselves as “normal” and work around that. It’s a good test. I thought I was politically center until I took a few tests.
Out of all of them, this is best for Americans as it’s accurate enough and specific enough that I couldn’t say it was totally wrong about me.
No, I won’t watch the video. I form my opinions by observation of behaviors, individual and group. I form my own theories.
They happen to fall in the “left libertarian” / social anarchist – call it whatever.
You are what you eat and I don’t like eating from one-way sources unless I consider it somewhat authoritative.
This is why I talk to people online. It’s two-way communications.
Primarily scientific sources with reasoning. I’m skeptical of statistics though.
“Two sides” is a fallacy as is “horseshoe theory”.
When I look at politicians in the USA, I see millionaires and billionaires roleplaying using money drawn from 315 million individuals and numerous small/medium businesses and creating a bread and circus drama.
American political thinking is and always was far more diverse than 2.
“The masses” (which is a terrible term in my mindset) are more diverse in political opinion than politicians.
People can’t coalesce. Also, humans are not consistent. There are patterns of course but “coalescing” is a function of our two-party system forcing 2 choices to vote with, that’s all.
While *not* voting, you have a diversity of political thought among citizens
BUT – the *rhetoric* is polarized. It’s important to distinguish “show” from what’s actual.
I am. But that’s because I tend to be pedantic and mostly consistent.
People who play together look and sound similar after a while, that’s all.
I don’t have a favorite band. I don’t know
You know how I have my political views?
Mind pollution is easy. I don’t watch documentaries for the same reasons that I don’t watch political commentators much.
Oh, it’s very easy. It starts with “What if?” or “Suppose”, usually followed by a “thought experiment”.
From that thought experiment, which is fiction, it is mapped onto real people and situations and facts are made to fit so that it is consistent with the thought experiment parameters.
This is a pattern I’ve seen so many times that I accept it as truth.
It’s a way to shift people’s way of thinking without them noticing it.
No. Shifting is not good if you want to retain a skeptical aloof view from within your own way of thinking.
Activism is the point where you want to shift others. But not prior.
[or take a political test, which i think is more useful than this]