Patterico's Pontifications



Filed under: General — Patterico @ 3:20 pm

What kind of person says this (check the second comment):

I’m not a liberal! The world is bigger than the conservative-liberal spectrum would suggest–and much bigger than, as it now is in the US, the spectrum of crypto-fascist on one end to moderates with tepid liberal leanings on the other!

My answer: a liberal.

13 Responses to “Quiz”

  1. I would vote for pinhead.

    C. S. P. Schofield (c1cf21)

  2. A liberal.

    OHNOES (295512)

  3. A commie.

    Angry Clam (c7a072)

  4. You’re using “liberal” as a synonym for “leftist”?

    Serenity Now (b08c67)

  5. /hand wave

    “We’re not the liberals you’re looking for…”

    Trickish Knave (95aa7c)

  6. You’re using “liberal” as a synonym for “leftist”?

    There’s a difference these days?

    OHNOES (295512)

  7. A Trotskyite with no illusions about the illusory nature of American working classes sympathies.

    Pat Patterson (5b3946)

  8. A professional journalist.

    Scott Crawford (38a6ee)

  9. A tenured member of the Psychology Department at Harvard.

    Federal Dog (9afd6c)

  10. A Seattlite.

    Al (2e2489)

  11. Hmm. I think he’s right that the conservative-liberal spectrum doesn’t describe nearly as much as people often appear to think it does; and I think he’s right that what we consider to be far left would be considered mildly left-of-center in many other countries. (Of course, what we consider to be far right would also be considered only mildly right-of-center in many other countries, a fact which is often forgotten with such polemics).

    [Well, exactly. If I complained that the spectrum here was radical leftists on one end, and moderates with conservative leanings on the other . . . why, you might think I’m I conservative — even if I denied it! — P]

    But then again: i’m a liberal, so maybe patterico’s characterization is valid. 🙂

    aphrael (e7c761)

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