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So.....where does ur allegiance lie?

  • Left Wing (Socialist)

    Votes: 11 20.0%
  • Centre-Left

    Votes: 13 23.6%
  • Neutral

    Votes: 13 23.6%
  • Centre-Right

    Votes: 6 10.9%
  • Right Wing (Conservative)

    Votes: 12 21.8%

  • Total voters
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just a matter of curiosity, i mean since this is a political forum i was wondering where people's political views swings, that is whether they're left-wing or right-wing?:cool:
 

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Hard to categorise because a leftwinger in one country may be a rightwinger in another. By Swedish standards I am a right/centrist, but Sweden is quite leftist in general.
 

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leftwing, tendance green, unfortunaltely ecology is not a priority in my country.
 

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i never seen a "green" party that had any bigger function than a opinion builder. As an political party they are usually clueless about everything.
 

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JKris said:
i never seen a "green" party that had any bigger function than a opinion builder. As an political party they are usually clueless about everything.
Unlike what Adriaan claims :tongue: the flemish greens (just like ecolo in the south) are a more than decent alternative to the socialist party. I'd dare to say more in Flanders they are the only left party.

What I see in Germany and in Holland, I can say that there too the greens are much more than an opinion builder.
 

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I was about to mention Joscha Fischer, but since my brother already hinted to this... there's no need.

:).

In general though... JKris unfortunately isn't that far off is he? It's very rare that the various Green parties become politically significant. Unless the environmental platforms is rather different than the usual "Green" of course....

http://www.lomborg.com/

or for the rather different spin :)

http://www.anti-lomborg.com/


As for the question.... In Danish terms I'm centre/right on monetary issues, centre/left on social issues, centre on educational issues, centre/right on the issue of the "size/functions of state" issues and centre/left on foreign policy.... and very much in favour of the EU :).

I voted centre left though... because on this board it would propably seem weird for me to call myself a centrist comparatively speaking.
 

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In general though... JKris unfortunately isn't that far off is he? It's very rare that the various Green parties become politically significant.
True on hand I think that is because it is a rather young political ideology that hasn't in all countries, had the chance to develop a political plan for all areas of society.

On the other hand they have the "zeitgeist" against them. Ecologism is not really suited for the fast-food politics we see now. It's extremely difficult to bring over such a message in a single quote or a cool soundbite.
 

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Ecologism is not really suited for the fast-food politics we see now. It's extremely difficult to bring over such a message in a single quote or a cool soundbite.
Extemely difficult? My ass it is...


Here's a cool one:

"gOD says Green"


.... start printing the bumper stickers.
 

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Unlike what Adriaan claims :tongue: the flemish greens (just like ecolo in the south) are a more than decent alternative to the socialist party. I'd dare to say more in Flanders they are the only left party.

Right, you were a partymember ;)
Well the way I see it Groen! has some good good idea's, but at the moment, and I think the last 5 years have shown this, I think they profile themselves too much as a one-issue party and they don't have enough good politicians. Well they have Jos Gysels, period.

Politics is a game, don't have the arrogance to question the rules or to critize it's methodes. As soon as some Groen! politicians learn this, well they might succeed in bringing their ideas to life. Because in the past few years Agalev ( changed name to Groen!) hasn't preformed much more than other parties on ecological issues.


And I agree with Humbird that it's not that difficult to bring ecologism to the people. There's a reason why parties hire professionals for the election campaign. With somebody like Holemans as a spokesman, well we all saw the result.

ADRIAAN
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adriaan said:
And I agree with Humbird that it's not that difficult to bring ecologism to the people.
Humbird! Groen!
 

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I think I am Neutral by American standards, perhaps leaning slightly to the Center-Right. ...which probably puts me somewhere between Center-Right and Right-Wing by European Standards.
 

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As if it weren't obvious by now - very reminiscent of my personality in general - I'm incredibly well rounded, balanced political individual.

Well left of fascists, well right of euro-yentas, delicately mild authoritarian, cautious libertarian, and progressive transcendentalist with streaks of the traditional law and order types.

That is all.
 

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Right Wing - Conservative.

I believe in a progressive attitude when it comes to both economic and social policy.
 

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Conservative.
 

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Right.
 

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I'd put myself to the left of Socialist:D
 

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If the everything truly is a circle, as they sang in that awful song from the musical version of Lost Horizons, I suppose I would be just next to Bastin. If everything is in a geometrically straight line however, I suppose I'd be considered pretty darn far to the left. I even voted for "Matt!" in the last SF mayoral election, for all the good it did...

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