Axis of…

A political alignment test has incited some debate at the Asimov’s web forum under ‘Being a villain to the left and right’:

http://www.asimovs.com/discus/

And the test itself at:

http://politicalcompass.jpagel.net

Its quite simplistic but at least raised the issue that not all liberals are communists, which seems to be a common miscoception among American conservatives.

Seems I just can’t give up crusading.

Published by Damien Walter

Writer and storyteller. Contributor to The Guardian, Independent, BBC, Wired, Buzzfeed and Aeon magazine. Special forces librarian (retired). Director of creative writing at UoL, published with OUP and Cambridge. Currently travelling the world and writing a book.

One thought on “Axis of…

  1. Is ‘crusading’ the right choice of word for a liberal?

    Good point though; the right has always used the ‘red’ strawman to tar liberals with communism, a similar crime in America to herecy in middle age europe. Works as a strawman and a mudslinging tactic, so you can see why it’s effective.

    We liberals just call them Nazis though, so we’re no angels. I wonder what the angels call those they disagree with?

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