Friday, November 02, 2007

Friday Fun

How to Win a Fight With a Conservative is the ultimate survival guide for political arguments

My Liberal Identity:

You are an Eco-Avenger, also known as an environmentalist or tree hugger. You believe in saving the planet from the clutches of air-fouling, oil-drilling, earth-raping conservative fossil fools.



Courtesy of dr. sardonicus. I had a really hard time answering some of these. The environmental stuff, even though I rate it high on the urgency list, isn't what I associate myself with most as a liberal. Besides, I think (maybe too optimistically) that saving the planet isn't a "liberal" cause anymore.

6 comments:

Jeni said...

Don't you think it's just a tad ironic though that environmentalism -which is conservation, in essence, isn't it - is considered to be a "liberal" thing? You'd think the conservatives would love to jump on a bandwagon that tries to do what they say they believe in, which is conserving green, isn't it? Ooops - a different kind of green they like to conserve maybe?

mom said...

i really have to take issue with folks that are considered eco-friendly being "liberals", what does that mean? i consider myself right in the middle, i have in the past voted for the republicans and the democrats. but of all my friends AND family i feel i'm the most eco-friendly. i know the difference between an elm tree and and an oak tree. i have a 4 cylinder car, i plant trees both at home and at our lake place. my husband and i fought the DNR in northern minnesota against spraying for the gypsy moth which would have killed the larve of the monarch butterflies. does it matter who i voted for? most everyone i know still uses chemlawn for gods sake. talk to me about eco-friendly after you've spent 3 times the average amount of money to use organic fertilizer instead of chemicals. to be a tree hugger you have to know what kind of tree you're hugging. p.s. thanks natalie for "showing me the light" about bottled water.

fermicat said...

(Also posted on a comment at Dr. S's place):

You are a Reality-Based Intellectualist, also known as the liberal elite. You are a proud member of what’s known as the reality-based community, where science, reason, and non-Jesus-based thought reign supreme.

I'm OK with that.

magnetbabe said...

jeni-
Unfortunately, turning this planet around will require a hell of a lot more than people conserving energy.


mom-
I hope you read the part where I mentioned that I don't think being eco-aware is a liberal thing because I agree with you. Everyone has causes that grab them and I am well-aware that this is yours which is exactly why I wrote what I wrote. Unfortunately, causes are attached with labels which isn't always fair. The definition of "conservative" and "liberal" has changed drastically in the last handful of years, so much so that supporting the spending hundreds of billions of dollars on pre-emptive wars is considered "conservative". That doesn't even make any sense. People "right in the middle" such as yourself are often alienated by the politics of labeling and pigeonholing. Sorry if this offended you, it was meant to just be a little fun!

fermi-
That was a lot closer to what I was expecting to get. I think if I would have voted for the last set of pyramid people (the religious nutcases) that would have skewed my results. However, when I read that they had to be naked, I figured they'd probably like it!

Minnesotablue said...

I just took the Dr. Sardonicus quiz and my label is Social Justice Crusader which fits me well.

chloe said...

yes, mom. it does matter who you voted for.