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lastfutures wrote

Asking for a few writers they are into.

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

That's a good idea. Strangely, I generally don't want to be associated with the writers I like.

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zoom_zip wrote

but i don’t know the authors of most graffiti

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lastfutures wrote

That also tells us something about your politics.

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Punished_Soda wrote

tells is something about your politics

I <3 Bukowski's novels but that doesn't mean I'm down with the dude in general. Trying to sus out a person's politics from their preferred media is basically reading tea leaves to divine the future. Maybe you could guess a general identity, but that's probably more luck than anything else.

I'm with Tequila here. I rather not be associated with some writers I like. No single person speaks for me.

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lastfutures wrote (edited )

I don't agree. I think if you picked 5 political texts and 5 novels, or something like that, someone could get a general sense of where you are coming from. Better than most other simple questions at least. The goal of this thread would never be anything but reading tea leaves.

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throwaway wrote

I really like some writers because of their writing style. Then there's some I like, but read critically, because they offer a good deal of crap along with their gold. I like a lot of readers that I barely agree with, and wouldn't really want to give the idea that what I read is what I am.

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existential1 wrote

What do you believe that others on raddle might find controversial?

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metocin wrote

ask for their political compass test results

/s

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

These are some I have pondered so far, feel free to modify:

Describe your politics in more than 10 words but less than 30.

What does ‘winning’ look like to you?

Pro-civ or anti-civ?

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Kinshavo wrote

I think this is difficult to assess without very specific questions, like the other left values quiz posted in the other topic rely on marxist concepts to categorizes the people.

Maybe open question would be better than multiple choice. But even with open questions we will be left with everyone takes on determined concepts. For example I can say I am anticiv, but my antiCiv understanding allows agriculture and technological manufacturing.

So my suggestions:

What does ‘defeat’ look like to you?

How you imagine your life in Anarchy(ism)?

Do you experience Anarchy in your life? How?

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

What does ‘defeat’ look like to you?

I like this one especially.

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Highway wrote

You seem to really want to systemise/compartmentalise people's politics. But "politics" means something very broad, how we deal with all sorts of situations, no two of which are alike, and so it doesn't really lend itself well to simplification like that.

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

I'm not sure why you think that.

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Highway wrote

Because you posted:

What are good questions to ask about a person's politics to get the maximum information from their short response?

and

I wish there was some way to depict how all the political positions of raddle people are in relation to each other.

within a short space of time.

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

That was because engagement and thinking from the latter lead to the former.

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Basil wrote

Left or post-left?

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