Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Navigating Through the Culture Wars

Are you a real liberal? Take the test at the Times Online.Nothing follows.


Blogger Nate said...

Chomsky: Phony.
Cindy Sheehan: Phony.
Pelosi: Phony.
Obama: Phony.
Edwards: Depends on who he's talking to.
Hilary: Maybe real or phony.

Bush 43: Real.
Me: Real.

I guess that throws the old Churchill quote out of whack. "If you're not a liberal before you're 20, you have no heart. If you're not a conservative before you're 30, you have no brain."

10/24/2007 05:48:00 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Smitten: Churchill was using modern political definition of liberal, not the 19th century version.

At 29, I'm happy to say I have both a heart and a brain. :)

16/16 on the Times quiz.

10/24/2007 07:52:00 AM  
Blogger Nate said...

Brock- Indeed, he was. Not only that, I think he was using a European conception of a Conservative: i.e. one who is generally monarchist in orientation.

Nonetheless it's interesting to see how the left vs. right chasm aligns through history.

10/24/2007 05:18:00 PM  
Blogger Hejde said...

I guess I will have to go hang my self. Back in 1968-69 I was told by the "progressives" that I was a reactionary "pig" - yet I got 16 of 16 on the quiz. i suspect the questions are a consequence of the VRWC®.

Fun aside, this is a very old discussion. I have found similar references in 18th century plays and literature. The people most afraid of an open mind and moral consequences have always hidden behind accusations of everybody else being reactionary, infidels... choose your verb.

As a child of the enlightenment I have always found it interesting that the people most afraid of reality and change have hidden behind accusing everybody else to be bad.

As I have told (indoctrinated) my children, it was always ever so; but you only have to answer to your God and conscience in the end.

So stick to your guns, they can only kill you - and they will lose in the end.


10/24/2007 06:52:00 PM  
Blogger jj mollo said...

I hope we're all liberals by those standards. It's amusing, but a little sad, that he gives the answers.

10/25/2007 12:50:00 PM  

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