20110113

My political compass, January 2011

I think this should be an annual event. I took the Political Compass test again and lo and behold! Compared to last year, apparently I have become more socialist within the past year and become just slightly more libertarian socially.

I'm not quite certain why but I am guessing that it's because I feel that corporations should not be allowed the same freedoms and rights as actual human people. Some statements seem to be worded in such a way that when I evaluate them I go into corporations-should-not-be-a-person mode. Maybe it was meant to be that way. I would like to think that if the words "corporations" or "businesses" or "companies" was replaced with "businessmen" I would be a bit more liberal in my choices.

And the more I think about it the more I seem to not agree with separating personal and business liabilities… I think I need an education.

20110101

All children are psychopaths

Yes, you read that right. I did write all children are psychopaths.

What proof do I have? None whatsoever.

But remember that time you had to teach your little precious that other people feel pain too? That other people can feel sad? You know why? Yep, it's because your little precious is a psychopath.

Now don't get me wrong — he or she or it is probably be a cute little psychopath. They kind of have to be to survive past the age of five.

By the time they're teen-aged the cuteness wears off because they don't need it any more. By now you've probably become too attached, invested too much into your psychopath to do anything about it. Hence the so-called "terrible teen years". Don't delude yourselves: they've always been terrible. They just stopped being cute.

There's not much you can do about it now (legally) other than persevere and hope your psychopath develops into a proper human.