USA Politics

Perun

Academic
Staff member


If you asked me straight out, I'd tell you that I'm anti-big government and anti-collectivism. On the other hand, a lot of the questions asked simply don't arise where I live, and I'd also answer some questions differently for America than for where I am.
 

KidInTheDark666

What's yours is mine and what's mine is mine too
Interesting. Compared to Finnish political quizzes these results look very different. I answered every single question and added a specific stance to almost all of them, which explains the low numbers.
10061

10062
 

LooseCannon

Yorktown-class aircraft carrier
Staff member
I'm a democratic socialist. I think the government should run health care, infrastructure, national defense, and other important quality of life items. As a Canadian, I'm fairly middle of the road, but for an American, I'd be a hippie-commie.
 

The Flash

Dennis Wilcock did 9/11
I'm a democratic socialist. I think the government should run health care, infrastructure, national defense, and other important quality of life items. As a Canadian, I'm fairly middle of the road, but for an American, I'd be a hippie-commie.
If that's the extent of it, I'd say that's social democracy, not democratic socialism. Democratic socialism favors an eventual transition from capitalism to socialism, social democracy does not.
 

The Flash

Dennis Wilcock did 9/11
It's funny how big of a difference switching order of the words makes in politics.
Yeah. Bit annoying, which is why I try to refrain from putting an ideological label on where I am positioned. It's especially annoying in American political discourse, because there's an abundance of misnomers and a lack of nuanced approaches.

The case of social democracy and democratic socialism is more understandable when you are familiar with the history of it, how the social democratic movement was broken in half after World War II into factions that favored Keynesian welfare capitalism and gave up on wanting to transition to socialism and one that was still in favor of a transition to socialism, favoring a system in which a democratic government oversees a market consisting of enterprises managed by the workers, co-operatives and all.
 
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