2005/01/30

Are you a fascist?


Take this little quiz and find out.

This quiz is designed only for right-wingers since sometimes they do not know if they are fascists or not. I am assuming that the people who take this test, believe already that the state should not focus in trying to redistribute wealth, an essential part of the right wing thought.

Instructions
Answer all questions only once
Assign 0 points if A is the answer, 1 if B, 2 if C, 3 if D, 4 if E
Please be honest
Good luck

1. Do you consider that the nation, religion, political group or ethnic group you belong to makes you a human being of a different class?

A.- Not at all.
B.- Occasionally
C.- Sometimes
D.- Yes, with exceptions.
E.- Definitely yes.

2. Do you believe that there are situations (e.g. danger to national security, fear to enemies) in which human rights (e.g. right to life, right to a fair trial, right against torture, etc) can be disregarded?

A.- Not at all
B.- Occasionally
C.- Sometimes
D.- Yes, with exceptions.
E.- Definitely yes.

3. Do you usually focus your energy against any particular ethnic group, ideology, religion or minority?

A.- Not at all
B.- Occasionally
C.- Sometimes
D.- Yes, with exceptions.
E.- Definitely yes.

4. Do you believe in the glory of the armed forces of the country you belong to?

A.- Not at all
B.- Occasionally
C.- Sometimes
D.- Yes, with exceptions.
E.- Definitely yes.

5. Do you believe in traditional gender roles?

A.- Not at all
B.- Occasionally
C.- Sometimes
D.- Yes, with exceptions.
E.- Definitely yes.

6. Are you against gay rights?

A.- Not at all
B.- Occasionally
C.- Sometimes
D.- Yes, with exceptions.
E.- Definitely yes.

7. Do you believe that the government has the right to control the media in special situations (e.g. war, national security?

A.- Not at all
B.- Occasionally
C.- Sometimes
D.- Yes, with exceptions.
E.- Definitely yes.


8. Do you believe that the government has the right to use fear in order to make the general public aware of "a dangerous" situation?

A.- Not at all
B.- Occasionally
C.- Sometimes
D.- Yes, with exceptions.
E.- Definitely yes.

9. Do you believe that the highest authorities of a government have the right to use religious rhetoric in their communication with the people?

A.- Not at all
B.- Occasionally
C.- Sometimes
D.- Yes, with exceptions.
E.- Definitely yes.

10. Do you believe that the corporations and the government should have common goals?

A.- Not at all
B.- Occasionally
C.- Sometimes
D.- Yes, with exceptions.
E.- Definitely yes.

11. What do you think of labor power?

A. It is important and necessary
B. Usually necessary but occasionaly it is not
C. Sometimes necessary, other times not
D. Not necessary, with exceptions
E. Never necessary, useless.

12. Do you think artists are...

A. Important and necessary
B. Usually necessary but occasionaly not
C. Sometimes necessary, other times not
D. Not necessary, with exceptions
E. Never necessary, useless.

13. Do you think academics/intellectuals are...

A. Important and necessary
B. Usually necessary but occasionaly not
C. Sometimes necessary, other times not
D. Not necessary, with exceptions
E. Never necessary, useless.

14. In order to suppress/control crime you are willing to...

A. try to control it without violating the rights of the perpetrators or the privacy of the rest of the people.
B. try to control it without violating the privacy of the people.
C. attempt to reduce it as much as possible accepting abuses as "collateral damage"
D. violate the rights of perpetrators but trying to respect the privacy of the people.
E. violate the rights of perpetrators and the privacy of people, crime prevention and punishment is essential for the survival of society.

15. Do you believe that the state has the right to expropiate businesses or natural resources from their legitimate owners for the sake of national security or better economic handling?

A.- Not at all
B.- Occasionally
C.- Sometimes
D.- Yes, with exceptions.
E.- Definitely yes.

16. Do you believe that in case the liberals, socialists, communists, libertarians or anarchists are ahead on the polls, the government has the right to alter the results of the elections to avoid a government of any of those groups?

A.- Not at all
B.- Occasionally
C.- Sometimes
D.- Yes, with exceptions.
E.- Definitely yes


From 0 to 16 points: You are not a fascist. Try talking to your left wing partners to find common goals in the fight against fascism

From 17-48: You lean towards fascism. You have to clarify certain ideas and decide if you are willing to support what fascist governments have done in the past or what they are doing right now

From 49-64: You are a fascist. If you already knew about it, just acknowledge me as your political enemy. If did not know you were one of them, please start being honest to people and say what you are. There is nothing worse than hiding behind a conservative mask


9 Comments:

Dang, I got 65 points.... what does it mean???

:-) 

Posted by WhyNot
1/30/2005 01:37:00 pm  
i scored 8 points!! (i believe in the troops, evn you brogonzo ;-, and the highest govt authority should have the right to use religious rhetoric in his speech to the people. clearly, to me, that falls under free speech)

Phillipe, I'd say that means you're a super facist, and according to my results, i'm supposed to talk to you.... 

Posted by angiekruger
1/30/2005 02:21:00 pm  
65 points... probably Adolph Hitler reincarnated in your body. 

Posted by Dr. Marco
1/30/2005 02:39:00 pm  
“probably Adolph Hitler reincarnated in your body”.

LOL, I'd better start growing a mustache then :-)

Ok, first here are the question I found a little ambiguous, or at least not explicit enough for me to give a fair answer:

Q1: what do you mean by a "different class"?
Q3: what do you mean by "focus one's energy"? Do you mean exclusively, or at times as called for?
Q5: what are exactly "traditional gender roles"?

Apart from the above which I can't honestly answer at this stage, I scored 0 on the others except Q15 where I score 1 or perhaps even 2, but with the reservation that it has to be extraordinary circumstances.

I think it would be very interesting and productive for all that take the test to not just state their overal score, but specify the Questions where they scored more than zero, how much, and perhaps a little explanation as to why. Just an idea.... 

Posted by WhyNot
1/30/2005 02:57:00 pm  
For now I score 6. I do spend a fair amount of time fighting a certain ideology and I like the French government control of the media regarding elections.

WhyNot I think it only fair to let you know I have my eye on you. ;)



 

Posted by Dianne
1/30/2005 03:06:00 pm  
Thanks whynot, it is good to have some feedback with respect to the questions. In multisententiae there is the comment of a libertarian who scored 28! He was also concerned about some of the questions

Q1. Different class would mean that you should be treated in a better way because you are a Christian in the US, a Jew in Israel or a Muslim in Turkey...(they are just examples) Or an American in the US, a right-winged Christian or a heterosexual. It would be the opposite to "second class citizen"

Q3. "Focus the energy" is a nice way of saying..."focus your hate" but I did not want to use that word.

Q5. Traditional gender roles would mean "men in power and at work, women at home taking care of the kids" kind of stuff. Like what the Nazi regime tried to enforce. 

Posted by Dr. Marco
1/30/2005 03:18:00 pm  
Marco,

“it is good to have some feedback with respect to the questions”.

Ah, thanks for this, Marco. In this case I score 0 on all 3 (Q1, Q3 and Q5).

However...

... in view of Dianne's reply, I realize I didn't think of all the implication of Q7 (gov having the right to control the medias), and I now score 4 on this question.

The reason is not war but elections. Here we have a tight gov control on all the medias during election campaigns, and I believe what they do is one step further towards REAL democracy. In (very) short: all parties are allocated an equal amount of time on TV and radio. 

Posted by WhyNot
1/30/2005 03:31:00 pm  
I scored a 6 or 7. Regarding government control of the media, I don't think it's acceptable at all, since in order for the media to operate as a government watchdog, it has to be independent. That doesn't always work out, of course...

But neither does the system adopted by France. It's great that it's working now, but government-controlled media doesn't have a very illustrious history.

Anyway, I'm not a fascist. 

Posted by brogonzo
1/30/2005 04:46:00 pm  
Brogonzo,

“But neither does the system adopted by France. It's great that it's working now, but government-controlled media doesn't have a very illustrious history.”.

You're exactly right in being cautious. The appalling farce of the mass media in the US being puppets of the US government is a clear warning for real independant freedom of information.

However you miss the point completely:

To start with, the dependance of the US medias on the gov doesn't come from rules (apart from things like not using the "fuck" word and such), but from the generalized corruption the entire US system works on. The real boss out there are the corporations, and the US gov is but the lacquey which greases the hands that maintain it in power and in return gives the handouts in tax cuts, pretend tenders, etc.

For you information, medias in France are not controlled by the gov. They broadcast whatever they like, including fuck words, full nudity and sexual acts. The "control" exercised during election is not about controlling whatever programs they see fit. It is simply about the time allocation of each party in the run-up to the election, thus ensuring the minor parties which can not afford 80 billion euros to brainwash the population don't automatically lose like they do in the US.

By the way, they have a similar system in Australia. 

Posted by WhyNot
1/30/2005 05:07:00 pm  

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