I am going to start off with my political background and history. Basically that consists of a large black hole. I have never really been interested in politics probably because I know nothing about it. When I was 18 and had my license renewed I reluctantly told the DMV lady “Sure I guess I’ll register” because it had ONLY taken an hour for my license this time. I registered independent mainly because that is what my parents are and seemed like a cop out. This may have been the issue all along is that my parents and family never really talked much about politics and I would not be surprised if my parents even voted in the past election.It probably wasn’t until my Sophomore year here that I decided maybe I should care about politics because no matter what career I go into, it will affect me in some way or another. I had a close friend that was really into politics and sometimes would bring it up so I recently have tried to be up to date (bare minimum) on the running parties and their views. I have come to find much like this survey that I still am pretty much an independent because I don’t agree with many issues on both sides.
I took the second survey and it told me that I am a “Post Modern”. I’m guessing that means as little to you all as it did to me so here is what that entails.
- Generally supportive of government, though more conservative on race policies and the safety net
- Strongly supportive of regulation and environmental protection
- Most (56%) say Wall Street helps the economy more than it hurts
- Very liberal on social issues, including same-sex marriage
- One of the least religious groups: nearly a third are unaffiliated with any religious tradition
- Favor the use of diplomacy rather than force
Yeah. Some of this stuff I would agree that I believe in but then again some of it is completely false (I’m pretty religious). But even if I am a post modern, from what I know about conservatives and liberals this typology seems all over the place. Which I guess suits how I see myself in the realm of politics. So maybe I was as right as I ever will be that day at the DMV, but I am interested to see how the next ten years shapes me. Do people end up right or left, or am I doomed to a life of political uncertainty?