Sunday, April 27, 2008

The world's shortest political quiz

I try to avoid discussing politics anymore. Politics is largely irrelevant. There's no use worrying about it, the only thing you can really do is concentrate on gaining your own freedom. And ignore politicians.

Anyway, this quiz is the best as it shows what everything really boils down to. There really is no 'political spectrum' to speak of. Politics is really just about one thing.

Here is the quiz.

4 Comments:

Blogger Tuco Ponderusso said...

Wouldn't fit under any other blog entries:


Heroic teacher atones himself and his life as civil servant. Sticks nose at collectivist establishment by teaching pupils importance of self-reliance.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/2064945/China-earthquake-Teacher-admits-leaving-pupils-behind-as-he-fled-Chinese-earthquake.html

2:45 AM  
Blogger Bartleby said...

Good article.

[i]But some schools were uneasy that their teachers had a higher survival rate than pupils.

One such was Juyuan School, where hundreds of pupils died - parents say 500 to 700 though the official number is 278 out of 900 - but only six out of 80 teachers. Parents pointed out that teachers stood nearest the doors.[/i]

10:49 AM  
Blogger Tuco Ponderusso said...

I like his unapologetic stance.

Honestly, I originally thought the story might have been fabricated by the gov't, seeing as he's can be a useful scapegoat.

His bringing up of the gov't's hand in the disaster (poorly built schools, some of which were the only buildings to collapse in neighbourhoods) quickly dispelled my conspiracy theory.

http://www.danwei.org/scholarship_and_education/fan_meizhong.php

"CT: What would you like to say to the netizens who've attacked you?

Fan: I'd like to say that many netizens don't really understand me. Their demands on me come out of their own personal morality; they hope that other people will do better, little realizing that in the same situation, they'd be exactly like me.

They're not considering institutional and technological factors. If all the buildings were built to strict quality standards, would we have lost so many people? If the state and the school frequently instructed students in how to escape an earthquake, then they'd naturally run when an earthquake hit, and there'd be no need for me to shout."

9:33 PM  
Blogger Bartleby said...

He's obviously not a coward he just put his life first which is what everyone should do.

That does not mean being an asshole, though.

I think Ayn Rand put it best - self interest but not greed.

1:52 PM  

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