Feb. 19th, 2012 07:55 pm
[personal profile] bemused_leftist
The 12 Word Platform:

Medicare For All.
End the Wars.
Soak the Rich.
Hug the trees.

(deep bow to Riverdaughter for the first three lines)

On most issues I'm way left of Obama and somewhat left of the Clintons and Gore.

My Political Views

Left: 6.09, Libertarian: 2.16

Political Spectrum Quiz

I support Wikileaks; I favor single-payer health care for all; full equality for GLBT; immigration reform; free contraceptives, abortion, and childcare for all; legalizing recreational drugs; jail for violent crimes only; Deep Ecology; animal rights; strong environmental action; alternate energy; organic agriculture; etc etc.

I sometimes post defenses of corporate media targets such as the Tea Party people and Sarah Palin, for these reasons.
1. sense of fairness
2. civility improves outcomes
3. no one else is doing it


Testing this for searching my site. It finds some entries with the keyword but not all. Sorry I don't known how to use tags.

To search my site, enter in Google's box: Medicare Medicare

or whatever.

Date: 2011-01-11 06:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Looking at that quiz, I come out more or less in the usual place: Right 6.57, Libertarian 7.00.

Date: 2011-05-05 08:37 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Yes! Although #3 may not be true anymore... :)
Nice to see another liberal out there who believes in reason and fairness.

"I sometimes post defenses of corporate media targets such as the Tea Party people and Sarah Palin, for these reasons.
1. sense of fairness
2. civility improves outcomes
3. no one else is doing it"

I would disagree with the jail for violent offenders only - there are many "white collar" criminals out there who get a slap on the risk in club fed.

Your comment somehow got spammed on my blog but I unspammed (


Date: 2011-05-05 09:20 pm (UTC)

Political Spectrum quiz

Date: 2011-05-10 10:54 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Oh you're way more authoritarian than me, lol, but I ended up right on the line between liberal and conservative. :O

I'm not really in favor of "gay marriage" per se, but I am wholly in favor of civil unions because I am gay and don't feel the need to mimic a heterosexual fertility ritual to make a union legal. I am old enough to remember gay culture before AIDS came along, and the plague is what brought the "marriage" thing into our agenda. Also, I think the civil unions would protect ALL gay people nationwide, because conservatives favor it too. That way, gay couples in Louisiana wouldn't have to pack up and move to a hip liberal state where gay marriage is legal.

Is that a conservative position? I don't think so, I think it's pragmatic one. We've come light years in a couple decades, and societal tolerance is here already. I'd rather we protected everyone with civil unions, something left and right can agree on, instead of being used as a political battering ram against the GOP at election time. And I obviously don't like the idea of a patchwork of states where gay unions are legally recognized.


(not anonymous, I'm from wordpress, zeropointfourdotnet)

Re: Political Spectrum quiz

Date: 2011-05-12 09:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hi, nice to see you. Feel free to post a link to your blog if you like.

I had a long discussion about the patchwork with a gay on another forum, and my conclusion was that the patchwork is really the best thing. Anything nationwide would have to be approved by the US Congress and we know where they stand! Even a civil union bill they would approve would be restrictive.

With the patchwork, gays and like-minded hets can find the very best parts of the country to live in.

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