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All the world is crazy except for me and thee

Author: Mark Dixon
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
2:50 am

A favorite old saying goes, "All the world is crazy except for me and
thee, and I’ve been wondering about thee lately."

That saying kept coming to mind as I followed the lead of SuperPat
and took the OK Cupid Politics Test.
An interesting diversion, I suppose, but I refuse to grant much credibility to a
ranking system that says John Kerry is centrist and positions me somewhere around
his left eyeball, in the same quadrant as Hillary but opposite Ronald Reagan.

Any ranking system can skew its sense of reality by choosing its own center
point, and can skew responses by choosing the questions it presents. Ask about
gun control – yes, I’m much more permissive than John Kerry. But on critical
social issues like abortion, drugs, gambling (non of which is mentioned in the
survey)? John is much more persmissive than I will ever be. Private investment
vs. government control of retirement funds? I’m way above John on the permissive
chart. But why ask such a trivial question?

So, from my self-appointed happy centerpoint in the upper left quadrant of
OK Cupid’s political grid, I’ll let the rest of the world be crazy, except for
me, and perhaps, thee.



2 Responses to “All the world is crazy except for me and thee”

    heh heh heh… I wouldn’t mind betting that your “Tags” line is the only place on the Web where you’ll find “Ronald Reagan, John Kerry and Pat Patterson” in the same text string. ;^)


    Comment by Robin Wilton on October 6, 2005 at 1:22 am

    So… Mark, you’re a <em>leftist</em>, as i’m just a little bit further away from John Kerry’s right eye..

    I’m blessed…. 😉

    Tee hee … just kidding…

    Comment by Rohan Pinto on October 18, 2005 at 12:58 pm

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