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Old 23 November 2018, 04:17 AM
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There’s one hexagon between me and Obama, putting me up and to the left so I’m just barely in the populist left quadrant.

Of course the whole thing is just a way for them to target you with ads.

But I do play a convincing facist, don’t I?
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Old 23 November 2018, 12:18 PM
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I got a hexagon directly adjacent to Obama and I'm good with that.
I am most like Obama and the least like the orange one, I two am fine with that.
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Old 23 November 2018, 03:00 PM
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Least like Trump; most like Amlo, though I'm not particularly close to him. I'm about halfway between center and furthest left, and slightly above the 'populist' axis.

But yes, some of the questions are overly simplistic -- not unusual for most of these kinds of quizzes.
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Old 23 November 2018, 03:48 PM
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A lot of the questions were "do I think it should or do I think it does?" kind of questions
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Old 23 November 2018, 11:14 PM
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Closest to Emmanuel Macron, least like President Trump.

Non-Populist left, but pretty close to centre.

I am surprised at just how much of the answers were in the populist portion of the graph.
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Old 24 November 2018, 02:16 AM
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A lot of the questions were "do I think it should or do I think it does?" kind of questions
Dink I flump or do I winch be pop you?
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Old 24 November 2018, 04:12 AM
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The disagreement generally seems to me to be over who, exactly, is 'the people' and who's a 'special interest group'.

Even people who will admit to thinking that the government should only listen to some specific sort of elite won't IME call that elite a 'special interest group'. They tend to say they're in favor of 'meritocracy', if they say anything more technical than 'people who I think are stupid/who I think aren't Real Americans™*/who I think aren't the right race or religion/ shouldn't vote.'
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I scored Pablo Iglesias, but I take much of the article with a massive grain of salt, because they are kind of vague in their definition of populism. It seems watered down to the point of being pointless. After all, most, if not all, political parties believe that the government should represent the will of the people. What they differ in, is definitions of who constitutes the people and how the government should exercise the peoples’ will.

Also said definition sidesteps the issue that so-called populist movements of the past as well as current ones, are centered around racist, jingoistic ideas that define who is to be considered a part people, whereas who are to be considered untermenschen, undesirables, or whatever dismissive label is in vogue.

Then again, I never quite figured out how Donald Trump got labeled a populist standing up for the little guy, despite being just as in favor of fellating the Rich and killing Brown People as any other member of the GOP. He can barely mask his contempt for anyone making less than six figures, yet he is cast as the champion of the working class.

The Left and the Right both believe that minorities are destroying America. We just differ in our definitions. The Left believes the minority destroying America, is the Rich. The Right on the other hand...
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Old 24 November 2018, 01:40 PM
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Dink I flump or do I winch be pop you?
Erm.... My account was hacked! That's it!
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Old 27 November 2018, 01:04 PM
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Erm.... My account was hacked! That's it!


Actually, I thought that was very representative of some of the questions asked!
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Old 27 November 2018, 01:16 PM
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I think it was more that the rhythm of the question you quoted reminded me of what I thought was an old song, but turns out only to be an advertising jingle for Access from back in the 1980s or 90s. (I thought it might be some sort of reworded version of an actual song, but if it is I can't see any evidence)... and not being able to find the possibly non-existent main reference, at the time it made perfect sense just to type a load of nonsense instead!
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Old 27 November 2018, 06:33 PM
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Same level of populism as Obama but way to the left, which doesn't surprise me. What does surprise me is that I'm apparently a smidge to the right of Sanders. There were a lot of questions on which I gave neutral answers, though, because I felt the issue was more complex and should be determined based on expected outcome rather than inherent righteousness. Same-sex marriage? Easy. Trade issues? Hmmm.
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Old 27 November 2018, 06:47 PM
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I'm in the vicinity of President Amlo of Mexico. So yay?

I disagree with their definition of populism, at least how it usually plays out. Similar to Mouse, I see populism as the government should follow the will of the people, regardless of what the will of the people is. IOW, the will of the people overrides any rights or frameworks of government.
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Old 27 November 2018, 09:47 PM
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I was in the cell immediately left of Obama.
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Old 28 November 2018, 03:55 PM
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Whereas I was a little north and east of Obama.

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