Talk:Political spectrum

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Why were the articles on individual political affiliations merged? I can understand maybe liberal (but even then the article can go into specific about the confusion of that label throughout the world) but we can also talk about the bad things about centrism. And conservatism can probably get its own page as a consistently bad ideology. I don't know, I think it's better if they're separate articles, not lumped together like this. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario!(Mod) 20:21, 4 May 2018 (UTC)

Dunno about the "big update" by the BoN[edit]

this update. It's a lot of words, but it doesn't feel like it adds any particularly meaningful context. Maybe I'm not paying attention to the right parts, but I don't feel like a reader is gonna learn more from the new version than the old. Anyone like/dislike it? BoN, what was your motivation for making it? No real need to revert either, but I guess I don't get it. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 16:57, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

The spectrum[edit]

  • Red - Communism/Labour (UK)/Republican (US)
  • Orange - Bowler Hats of Northern Ireland and Scotland
  • Yellow Orange - LibDem (UK)
  • Yellow - ongoing protest movement in France
  • Green - self-descriptive
  • Blue - Conservative (UK)/Democrat (US)

Any takers for other parts of the spectrum? Anna Livia (talk) 17:23, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

Ultraviolet: high programmers. The computer is your friend. You can trust the computer 18:05, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
Where do they figure on the political spectrum?
Here are the Hatted Ones. Anna Livia (talk) 17:30, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
Why are you asking so many questions? What's your clearance, citizen? The computer is your friend. You can trust the computer 19:31, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
Because I can - and the more one knows the spectrum, the better one can define positions. Anna Livia (talk) 19:38, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
Okay, I'm gonna stop the charade, it's just a reference to an old satirical pen and paper role playing system called "paranoia". Security clearances and social rank (which are the same thing in universe) are assigned on a spectrum from infrared(regular citizen) to ultraviolet(high programmer, nearly unlimited permission to do as they please). ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 23:45, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
Eventually most 'up and coming political ideas (and games)' vanish out of the collective memory.
There #is# probably a loose connection between security clearance and social rank in Real Life. Anna Livia (talk) 23:55, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
I don't know that paranoia vanished from the collective memory so much as was a niche product that remains a niche product. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 04:59, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

Why I am a centrist[edit]

I really hate narrow minded thinkers and see both sides as being played by the same masters. Even George Carlin, who fits more on the left, admitted how important it is not to give a shit. Anyone who believes there were just two sides is a slave to the system. Neither lefties nor right-wingers can trigger me. 2003:C3:3741:1600:28FF:9C33:7266:20FB (talk) 23:21, 24 May 2020 (UTC)

Split this article?[edit]

I think this article needs to be split up, one dealing with the political spectrum and its advantages and disadvantages as a way of mapping political positions and other articles on political philosophies,i.e I think conservatism needs its own page.--John stetson (talk) 17:54, 2 April 2022 (UTC)