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Old 22.11.2016, 10:51
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Very interesting! I am here:

Your Political Compass
Economic Left/Right: 0.5
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.13

Sandwiched between Nelson Mandela and Milton Friedman in the caricature chart. Sounds about right, but pretty lonely on this side of the chart...
You're not alone!

Economic: 1.38
Social: -3.9

I'm just above you in the purple field.

In a nutshell, I think people should stop being twats, but I don't think it's the government's job to make them stop.
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Old 22.11.2016, 18:07
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I used to have this type of political debates with my family only when I was very young; meantime we all melted down a bit because we know where each of us stands and with a few exceptions and situations, nobody really cares anymore.
Speaking of your vote in the latest referendum from your home country, I can relate to your worries and desire to make things better but, being quite disappointed with my last choice in the presidential elections from back home I started (for the first time ever) reconsidering my "God given" right to influence in any way, shape and form what's going on over there, politically. Of course I'm almost sure that this newly found humbleness won't last forever and that I'll probably vote again, but it made me wonder if it's right to partake in the decision process for a place where I don't live anymore.

Back to the political compass, according to this test I'm a solid leftie, in reality back home I usually vote with the liberal party which is centre right, though in the meantime everything they proposed and done looked a lot like centre left to me. This test is flawed, obviously, but if you think about - so are the parties' very flexible political and economical doctrines.
Anyway, EF is the only place where I sort of discuss politics... (yeah, I love the drama).
My brother is still pretty die-hard, but at least he relinquished the membership in the party.

On your comment of whether "it's right to partake in the decision process for a place where I don't live anymore", I have often wondered that, and I have decided that yes it is right.

For me, as I mentioned in the other post, I am still quite personally involved in my hometown community, even from afar (there are many ways to be involved even remotely, thanks to technology) and of course when I am physically there (2-3 times a year), and I am very involved with the Italian communities here in DC - Italian expats in business, international organizations, the embassy, as well as the Italian American community.

Also, I intend to live there again at some point, ideally half time there and half time here in the US. What happens to the country matters to me
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Old 22.11.2016, 18:17
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I am still quite personally involved in my hometown community, even from afar
So are you a fan of De Sfroos?

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Old 22.11.2016, 18:30
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So are you a fan of De Sfroos?

Tom
Must she?

Btw, are they/he singing in some kind of dialect? :blush: (the blush comes from the fact that I'm not sure)

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Old 22.11.2016, 19:07
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Btw, are they/he singing in some kind of dialect? :blush:
Yes, the same that she should speak, and that they speak around here.

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Old 22.11.2016, 19:35
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Yes, the same that she should speak, and that they speak around here.

Tom
Close, but not quite! He is a comasco after all.

Greenmount - yes, he sings in a local variation of the Lombardian dialect, from the Como region. I do understand and can speak Lombardian dialect, I used to with my grandma, but have stopped speaking it since she passed. I think dialect is a very nice component of our traditions though, so I still enjoy in-dialect theater and literature when I can. As an aside, I can also understand the northern Sardinian dialect that my dad still speaks with his family, but I do not speak it. It's heavily similar to Catalan.
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Old 22.11.2016, 20:04
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Re: The Political Compass

This made me chuckle..

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You're not alone!

Economic: 1.38
Social: -3.9

I'm just above you in the purple field.

In a nutshell, I think people should stop being twats, but I don't think it's the government's job to make them stop.
Purples represent:

1.63 & -3.9

https://www.politicalcompass.org/ana...=1.63&soc=-3.9
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Old 22.11.2016, 22:53
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Close, but not quite! He is a comasco after all.
It's still all Insubrian to me.

Meanwhile, despite being physically from Varese, my wife's Italian side are actually Magnagati!

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Old 22.11.2016, 22:59
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My brother is still pretty die-hard, but at least he relinquished the membership in the party.

On your comment of whether "it's right to partake in the decision process for a place where I don't live anymore", I have often wondered that, and I have decided that yes it is right.

For me, as I mentioned in the other post, I am still quite personally involved in my hometown community, even from afar (there are many ways to be involved even remotely, thanks to technology) and of course when I am physically there (2-3 times a year), and I am very involved with the Italian communities here in DC - Italian expats in business, international organizations, the embassy, as well as the Italian American community.

Also, I intend to live there again at some point, ideally half time there and half time here in the US. What happens to the country matters to me
I feel the same. Although I haven't lived in Britain for more than 20 years now, I was born there, hold (only) a British passport, and my family still live in the UK. So what happens to the UK affects me. Brexit was hugely distressful, and I wasn't allowed to vote, so that felt doubly unfair. I had hoped my kids might go to study there one day.
They are changing the rules about voting, but for me this was the most important referendum of my lifetime. And I didn't have a voice.
Now I'm not so sure if I want my kids to go and live there ...
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I feel the same. Although I haven't lived in Britain for more than 20 years now, I was born there, hold (only) a British passport, and my family still live in the UK. So what happens to the UK affects me. Brexit was hugely distressful, and I wasn't allowed to vote, so that felt doubly unfair. I had hoped my kids might go to study there one day.
They are changing the rules about voting, but for me this was the most important referendum of my lifetime. And I didn't have a voice.
Now I'm not so sure if I want my kids to go and live there ...
Fully agree. It seems the Swiss, by comparison, go out of their way to allow 'Auslandschweizer' to vote.
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