Pavlos (pavlos) wrote,
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As if you didn't know...

1. I'm bored!

2. Go take my serious and unsurprising political morality quiz.

3. Or, if you like,

Poll #181430 What is your political morality?

Who do you trust? Individuals (Noam Chomsky, George Bush) or positions (Your professor, The president of the US)?

Individuals
5(62.5%)
Positions
0(0.0%)
Some and some, it depends.
3(37.5%)
Don't know, never thought about it that way.
0(0.0%)

What should you follow if you want to act ethically? The law, or your own moral sense? Not asking what you actually do in your life, but what would be the ethical thing to do?

The law
0(0.0%)
Moral sense
7(87.5%)
Eh? Are they not the same? No answer.
0(0.0%)
It depends on each case
1(12.5%)

Look at the layers of society around you, from heads of state to lowly street-sweepers. Is the World a meritocracy, where everyone rises by acting fairly according to their ability? Or is a kleptocracy, where the most ruthless and unscrupulous rise the highest?

Meritocracy
0(0.0%)
Kleptocracy
3(37.5%)
It can't be fairly summarized as either of these.
5(62.5%)
How should I know?
0(0.0%)

What is more important, loyalty or morality? Loyalty is standing by your friends, family, people you trust, etc. no matter what they do. Morality means always judging people - even those closest to you - by how they behave and dumping them if they behave unethically.

Loyalty
1(12.5%)
Morality
3(37.5%)
Can't decide
0(0.0%)
I consider the situation on a case-by-case basis.
4(50.0%)

Your country goes to war with another. Who is the enemy? Is the other country the enemy of yours? Or are the governments of both countries the enemy of the people of both countris?

The other country is the enemy
0(0.0%)
Both governments are the enemy of both peoples
5(62.5%)
Actually it depends. I can see both cases in history.
3(37.5%)
What do you mean? Who cares under the circumstances?
0(0.0%)

Asylum seekers from some devastaded land, and from a very different culture, arrive to settle where you live. How do you see them? Mainly as foreighners - people from a strange land with a different culture, or mainly as poor, desparate people.

Foreighners
1(12.5%)
Poor
3(37.5%)
A combination. One or another may be stronger.
4(50.0%)
I don't think about them very much
0(0.0%)

People like Hitler, Stalin, Genghis Khan or Alexander did terrible things. Why? Because they were mad, thiking they could take over the World, or simply because they were unethical?

Mad
0(0.0%)
Unethical
4(50.0%)
I have a specific opinion for each of them. Some were mad, some just evil.
4(50.0%)
Hmm... Don't know much history.
0(0.0%)

What is an economy for? Is it a system for creating chickens, massage therapy, and cactuses, or is it for creating bonds, cash, and stock options?

Stuff
5(62.5%)
Money
0(0.0%)
What truly weird questions you have!
1(12.5%)
Sometimes one has priority, sometimes the other.
2(25.0%)

You have been elected the leader of the world's largest and most well-functioning democracy. Your country has immense financial, natural, and military resources. No other state even comes close. It also has the most fair, equitable, and stable system of governance ever devised. You will honour your position and not abuse it. How much power do you have?

Immense
1(12.5%)
Zero
2(25.0%)
Some. You can take momentous decisions, but you're also constrained.
5(62.5%)
Eh? You're joking!
0(0.0%)

You are randomly selected and invited to a dinner of heads of state. The president of the regional superpower is keen to meet you. She greets you politely and sincerely. You say:

Hi...
6(75.0%)
Ms President...
1(12.5%)
I'll judge the appropriate level of formality on the spot
1(12.5%)
Bleg! Ugh! Argh! Errrr....
0(0.0%)



Thanks!

Pavlos
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