Political Affiliation - which side are you on?

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Political Affiliation

Poll ended at 04 Oct 2018, 13:21

Center
0
No votes
Center Left
7
35%
Center Right
1
5%
Left
8
40%
Far Left
0
No votes
Right
0
No votes
Far Right
2
10%
Other
2
10%
 
Total votes: 20

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Re: Political Affiliation - which side are you on?

Post by lostdoggy » 04 Sep 2018, 18:00

Petebass wrote:
04 Sep 2018, 13:52
The problem with a question like this one is that Abbott and co are so far to the right, the centre has shifted.
All the while claiming that the Libs are moving to the left when that's so far from the truth.
Baffling really.

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Re: Political Affiliation - which side are you on?

Post by slowlearner » 04 Sep 2018, 18:07

lostdoggy wrote:
04 Sep 2018, 18:00
Petebass wrote:
04 Sep 2018, 13:52
The problem with a question like this one is that Abbott and co are so far to the right, the centre has shifted.
All the while claiming that the Libs are moving to the left when that's so far from the truth.
Baffling really.
To be fair, on a couple issues they have moved to the left sizably. But yes, not in every way.
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Re: Political Affiliation - which side are you on?

Post by packrat » 04 Sep 2018, 18:26

The Greens have, through no fault of their own, found themselves the most centrist of the Australian political parties. This is pretty jarring for those people who remember their radical roots from decades ago and haven't taken a look recently, but there it is.

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Re: Political Affiliation - which side are you on?

Post by BazzBass » 04 Sep 2018, 22:18

jamiesdad wrote:
04 Sep 2018, 15:16
BazzBass wrote:
04 Sep 2018, 14:50
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Re: Political Affiliation - which side are you on?

Post by BassLine » 04 Sep 2018, 22:41

slowlearner wrote:
04 Sep 2018, 17:46
I don't fit the classic box. Bits of me lean left, bits lean right and some of me is in the centre. I suspect most people are really like that.
^ This. Addressing every issue on its own merits seems the most logical & sensible thing IMHO.
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Re: Political Affiliation - which side are you on?

Post by Aussie Mark » 05 Sep 2018, 11:13

I'm left handed but play bass right handed - which option do I choose?

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Re: Political Affiliation - which side are you on?

Post by PilbaraBass » 05 Sep 2018, 11:19

I'm affiliated with my belief system, not politics.

I don't believe in "political affiliation". I believe that doing so introduces "Us vs. Them" mentality.

I voted "far right", but if I could vote again, I'd vote "far left". :D
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Re: Political Affiliation - which side are you on?

Post by narcdor » 05 Sep 2018, 11:45

Left Right Out?
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Re: Political Affiliation - which side are you on?

Post by Fredbass » 05 Sep 2018, 11:53

Aussie Mark wrote:
05 Sep 2018, 11:13
I'm left handed but play bass right handed - which option do I choose?
Ambidextrous
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Re: Political Affiliation - which side are you on?

Post by PilbaraBass » 05 Sep 2018, 15:51

narcdor wrote:
05 Sep 2018, 11:45
Left Right Out?
That's my soccer position :D
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Re: Political Affiliation - which side are you on?

Post by Macbass » 06 Sep 2018, 14:00

Definitely Left.

Had an interesting conversation the other day with a work colleague about definitions of far, far radical right and far, far radical left. Good intellectual discussion between people who disagree politically but kept it civil and cool. Should be more of that sort of engagement.
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Re: Political Affiliation - which side are you on?

Post by packrat » 06 Sep 2018, 16:52

Macbass wrote:
06 Sep 2018, 14:00
Definitely Left.

Had an interesting conversation the other day with a work colleague about definitions of far, far radical right and far, far radical left. Good intellectual discussion between people who disagree politically but kept it civil and cool. Should be more of that sort of engagement.
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While more civil discourse would be lovely, people who disagree about elements of social and economic policy have the privilege of keeping discussions calm and abstract in a way that doesn't happen for people who find folks of an opposing political stripe asserting they don't have a right to exist at all.

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