On The Left vs The Republicans and Democrats

As a far left anti-authoritarian I have been getting a ton of flak from Democrats saying that I have to align with the major political party that most closely aligns to my views. Unfortunately, there is no party that does that. On the Political Compass scale (¬†https://www.politicalcompass.org/ ) I rank as -10/-10 putting me firmly in the corner of a collectivist anti-authoritarian. But you may ask, why not side with the Democrats, well….

 

Well friends, here is the map of the US Presidential Candidates of 2016

 

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If we look at the two main candidates we have Clinton and Trump.

Clinton ranks at: 7.5/5 being further to the economic right than Trump

Trump ranks at: 6.5/9 being more authoritarian than Clinton (and right next to Hitler btw)

 

So doing some simple maths using good old Pythagorus:

My distance to Clinton is the square root of (|-10| + |7.5|)^2 + (|-10| + 5)^2 = 23

My distance to Trump is the square root of (|-10| + |6.5) ^2 + (|-10| + 9)^2 = 25.16

 

Now, obviously I am most closely aligned to Clinton but not that much more closely. There is about an 8% difference between the two from my political position. But what about the two of them?

 

The distance between Trump and Clinton is the square root of (7.5 – 6.5)^2 + (9 – 5)^2 = 4.12

 

So it becomes obvious that Clinton and Trump are closer allies than I am to either one of them. Fundamentally, there is very little to differentiate either person from my political positions.

 

 

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