Friday, October 9, 2009

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Today our President won the Nobel Peace Prize.  As an American, I am so very proud.   But I know the Fox News driven haters are already at work finding a way to spin this negatively.  More to come on that...

Inspired by my friend and fellow blogger, Kristi Stevens, at Stepford Stories, who today writes about her own experience with family members who express racist attitudes, but don't believe themselves to be racists (because who does?), I'm pulling out a piece about my struggles to deal with my own family who worships at the altar of Rush Limbaugh and other such right wingnut haters.

Here, again, is my take on "When Family Political Views Differ."   Maybe some of you can relate...

4 comments:

Kim Ayres said...

Have you ever done the Political Compass thing? - http://www.politicalcompass.org

Instead of just the usual left-right, it adds another dimension, so you get ranked on whether you are left/right economically and whether you are authoritarian or libertarian socially.

It's a fun test because it you have to agree or disagree with each statement offered, so cannot sit on the fence.

Anyway, you end up with a map where most people cluster in the middle somewhere.

I stick far out into the bottom left corner - for more socialistic and far more anarchistic than anyone else I know. Even die-hard communists and revoltionaries seem to be more moderate than me.

But of course, I think my thoughts and beliefs are perfectly intelligent and well thought out, and am constantly surprised when I find the rest of the world seems more authoritarian and right wing than me.

If you do do the test, my results are:
Economic Left/Right: -9.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -8.05

I'd love to know your results :)

I sometimes remember my mother used to say that if the rest of the world seems mad, perhaps it's just you who are out of kilter.

Objectively I have to conclude I'm a madman. It's just a shame I seem to make so much sense to myself...

:)

Kristi Stevens said...

Thanks for the shout out Jayne... This is the first article of yours that I ever read. And I've been in love ever since.

K

Best Wishes, Marie said...

as soon as i heard, my first thought was "wow, really." and my second was "rush limbaugh must be fit to be tied."

Adam said...

Hi, Jayne. I just read your "back-post", ans I think that you would really like a tv show called "brothers and sisters". I just love it, and it's basically about a family with different political views.

Adam (mrelife.blogspot.com)

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