My Compass points south-west

I undertook the political compass test during my lunch today. I suppose my reason for doing so is that I am both fascinated and appalled by politics. I’ve said many times that I don’t consider myself loyal to any party, that I am suspicious of any that would want to go into politics (lets face it they must have an ego the size of a planet).

Therefore I undertook the test to see where I would stand on the political spectrum. I was suprised at the results.

According to this test I am of the same mind as the Dali Lama (not problem there) and Ghandi.

I’ll re-take the test in the next 12 months to see if the dot moves to the right or even further left.



End of the world? Sounds Marvellous.

The continued Sovereign debt crisis causes me no end of pleasure. Hysterical headlines, prophets of doom and the internet news forums engaging in endless debates about either the end of capitalism or the futility of socialism. Why, it’s a marvellous time. I’m particularly keen to see what happens to Greece given that it has decided to hold a referendum on whether or not the population should become voluntarily poor for the next 50 years. I find it interesting too that the moustachioed Greek PM has sacked all the heads of the military and put in place generals whom are more ‘sympathetic’ to his policies. I’m visiting Greece in April next year, so I will try to find out what the word in the Taverna is.
Will we see the rise of autocracy, theocracy or plutocracy? Will we really see the end of the welfare state and the return of real poverty in Europe?
I seriously doubt it to be honest, but I am strangely compelled to see it happen and watch the results.
Certainly in a European context we’ve had a marvellous run since the end of WW2, but nothing is permanent in life or the universe.

I’m giving up apathy for a bet

Polling day yesterday. I made myself go and vote, which turned out to be disappointing as I didn’t like any of the parties. The referendum seemed a bit redundant too. I don’t like either suggestion, FPTP or AV. I would like to see PR introduced but that will never happen in England. I’m afraid shortly after casting my vote I accidentally got very drunk listening to ‘Joy Division Oven Gloves’ and ‘National Shite day’.