Where is your candidate on The Real Political Spectrum?

Diagram: 01   “The Real Political Scale” or “The Real Political Spectrum” is a two axis diagram that serves as a way to extract oneself from the current political left-right paradigm and polarity politics which has been vulnerable to Hegelian dialectical influence. “The Real Political Spectrum” is based on The Political Compass which is a multi-axis political model, used by the organization of the same name, to label or organize political thought on two dimensions. In its selection and representation of these two dimensions, it is similar to the Nolan Chart and Pournelle Chart. http://politicalcompass.org/

However, The Political Compass model is literally too square. The circle or sphere is more representative of political ideology which is often not in such a rigid state.

Where do you and your political representatives sit in the sea of political ideology which is The Real Political Spectrum?

The Real Political Spectrum

The Real Political Spectrum

diagram: 01

US Republicans and US Democrats are purposely omitted since their greater ideals are borrowed from existing ideas of US Conservatism and Socialism. And we must all keep in mind that morality and virtue are not a representation of politics since a person can be moral or immoral and still subscribe to any specific ideology on a spectrum or scale.

The underlying theory of The Real Political Spectrum and The Political Compass is that political ideology may be better measured along two separate and independent axes. The Economic (Left-Right) axis measures one’s opinion of how the economy should be run: “left” is defined as the desire for the economy to be run by a cooperative collective agency (which can mean the state, but can also mean a network of communes), while “right” is defined as the desire for the economy to be left to the devices of competing individuals and organizations. The other axis (Authoritarian-Libertarian) measures one’s political opinions in a social sense, regarding the amount of personal freedom that one would allow: “libertarianism” is defined as the belief that personal freedom should be maximised, while “authoritarianism” is defined as the belief that authority and tradition should be obeyed.

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