As in, whether you believe in it. Background: Time Magazine’s done one of those admittedly heavily unscientific quizzes that promises to peg your ideology with no more than twelve, count ’em, twelve questions. Anyway, it’s going around, and I took it… to discover that I’m 63% liberal. Which is weird: sure, I’m a squishy moderate and everything, but still.
Then I realized that I had screwed up this question:
I wish the world did not have nations or borders and we were all part of one big group.
The answer, of course, was supposed to be Hell, no*. I firmly take the position that the United States of America makes a perfect world hegemon because none of us WANT the goram job; we just want to keep all those wild-eyed enthusiasts out there from getting the job – and in the process, presuming to think that they can tell us what to do. That never ends well**.
Anyway, this was the result with the screwed-up answer:
And this is the one with the ‘right’ answer:
OK, 78% conservative makes a lot more sense. Amusing that even Time magazine admits that the Left just doesn’t believe in American exceptionalism any more, though…
*Well, the answer is supposed to be Yes, but only if everybody and everywhere was just like America. They didn’t have that answer, though.
**For our enemies. As some of them might even admit, if only we had kept them alive afterwards so that they could offer testimonials.