• Politics

    Political Compass

    The Political Compass has been around on the internet since 2001.  Their essential point is that Right and Left politically are mostly a measure of economics, and that people’s politics is better measured by adding a second dimension (Authoritarian vs. Libertarian). https://www.politicalcompass.org One of my friends from college nudged me to do this via Facebook message.  Distinct from the garbage heap of “how do you score on this quiz” that swirls around Facebook, this is well-crafted, timeless, and supported by a great deal of research.  Taking the quiz was interesting and thought-provoking. My profile is shown here.  My profile in the context of (other) historical figures is in this attached…

  • Politics

    Bridges

    My Facebook feed is on fire this week.  The anti-Trump posts, ever present, seem to have reached a boiling point.  Several people I know wrote posts requesting that any Trump supporters in their network defriend them immediately, be they acquaintance or blood relative.  Lots of calls for Nazi punching. Normally I get a giggle out of the funny or ironic posts, but the stuff I’m seeing this week is alarming.  America isn’t getting less divided.  It’s going the other way in a hurry.  I think it’s time for me to share this. Over the last few months, I’ve been trying something new.  I’ve been reaching out to Trump defenders on…