This political sorting hat will assign you a nice flag


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/12/19/this-political-sorting-hat-wil.html


Take the test to see which political quadrant you inhabit
#2

Get some coffee and a snack, they’re 117 questions to plod through.


#3

I guess I don’t like people as much as Rob does.
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If nothing else, my flag is quite colorful.

This is telling:



^This is why I don’t have political representation in the country I live in. Yes, that would be the US. How did you know?


#4

The spelling in that test was appalling. And some questions really were ambiguous/open to interpretation and ended up getting neutral answers. Still, the results that didn’t end up with a high %ge of white space in the middle did broadly reflect what I think I believe.


#5

Often these types of things reveal more about the tester than the tested. :slight_smile: But these bits are probably true, and I like the flag.


#6

Or a shorter link

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y9ew4kuq

And I’m curious how much Trump’s results look somewhat like a famous German flag from the 1930s and 1940s that I’m Godwin-ing the thread by bringing up

Binaryhermit: Proving Godwin’s law since 1985


#7

Yeah, the phrasing was far too unclear and inevitably there are qualifications in an individual’s perspective that cannot be expressed in these types of surveys/quizzes.

And WTF does strictly delimited filing systems have to do with anything? Is there some political debate I’m not aware of here? I could see how it could have political implications, but is there a real-world scenario where this has come up as a matter of debate?


#8

That’s the one that threw me, too. I think of filing systems and databases as just polymorphisms of information index structure, so the question made no sense. I passed on that one.


#9

Humanity-Socialism-Equality

Some of those questions are hard little pills to swallow. I just don’t have the backbone to stop eating meat.


#10

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#11

Here’s mine:

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…which I think is funny partly because I might be the most vocally anti-specist person here, typically complaining that “humanity” is not really A Thing.

A few differences I had with the nature of the questions:

The questions assume that your are a citizen of a multi-parti political system and a market economy.

Those… are rather encompassing and troubling assumptions to start from. Also, many questions were about “regulation”, with the implication that regulatory processes are something hierarchically imposed, which presents a false dichotomy I often encounter here: imposed regulation versus no regulation - as opposed to the better option of true self/emergent regulation in a non-competitively structured society.


#12

Good! If all humans were vegetarian the already horrific global environmental holocaust would be far worse, and unstoppable. All large mammals other than humans would go extinct.


#13

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#14

I’m guessing my flag is white because I either surrender or it’s that stupid flash software.


#15

Capture3


#16

I think the question is supposed to be about linking government databases.


#17

Some of these questions are kind of shit.

Like what the hell is this supposed to mean:

I am equally concerned about the inhabitants of my country and those of other the countries.


#18

I think it’s supposed to be something like “I am equally concerned about my countrymen and foreigners.” Looks to me like the quiz was machine translated from French and then given a cursory once-over by a non-native English speaker.


#19

Too many questions I had marked as “neutral” because my answer would be “it depends on context”

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Justice · Equality · Socialism


#20

Makes sense. I found some of the questions to be phrased very oddly or confusingly. So much so that I am not entirely sure if my answers actually match how I feel about certain issues.