June 04, 2004

Moonbat Quiz

Take a pencil and piece of paper and rate your responses to the following questions in a range from 1 to 5. An answer of 1 means you strongly agree with the statement, 5 means you strongly disagree with the statement while 3 means you are not sure if you agree or disagree. Got it? Great! Now begin.

1. On balance, technology has been harmful to humanity.

2. Capitalism harms nature.

3. The media has a blatant right-wing bias.

4. We must deal with racist, sexist, anti-gay western culture before judging any other culture in any way.

5. There is no way a handful of guys with box-cutters could have got by the greatest military techno-power in history.

6. Capitalism is as destructive in its own way as "communism" (which was really failed state socialism and not true communism).

7. Michael Moore tells it like it is to corporate media like Hollywood and Fox who never address the issues he courageously reveals to the People.

8. I am not anti-semitic. Just anti-Zionist.

9. George Bush is evil.

10. It is all about oil.

Strongly agreed with these statements? Congratulations! You are a barking moonbat.

Don't like the questions? You have been brainwashed. Don't agree with me? You have been brainwashed. Think answering biased questions demonstrates more about my limited worldview than anything else? You have been brainwashed. Irritated by this exercise?

Not half as much as you will be when you take the original moonbat "war" quiz (via lgf).

Posted by the Flea at June 4, 2004 08:17 AM | TrackBack

I managed to get 88/120, without 'massaging" my responses.


Posted by: J.M. Heinrichs at June 4, 2004 02:54 PM

I think I was awarded 55 points. But I was so irate after the first page I started taking more extreme positions.

Posted by: Flea at June 4, 2004 03:33 PM

But did you check the theory section? You might enjoy deconstructing the War Test explanation: it starts with the idea that someone selecting the option of war is "programmed" for that option. I'd quote examples but the site remembers me and won't permit a second go at the test.
Aha, 'History' offers alternate access. "5. It is right to use military force because it can prevent more suffering than it causes." Me: strongly disagree, for military reasons (it's the last resort, not the only one).
And "8. Some collateral damage is an acceptable part of a military operation." actually zero collateral damage is the desired norm, as is zero friendly casualties. Or maximise damage to enemy, minimise damage to self, with the collateral damage cited being included under self. And I had to selected strongly disagree.
All of the discussion points included in this test are covered in the "Law of Armed Conflict", which I have as 'Instructions' and 'Documents'. If you're interested, I'll point you to them.


Posted by: J.M. Heinrichs at June 4, 2004 10:06 PM

I wonder if the authors of the quiz had intended the degree of (informed) subtlety you lend their questions? Take number 5, for example. Perhaps I am unfair in my reading of this question but to me the question is asked "in bad faith" (following Sartre here). I read it to be an assertion with which we are meant to agree or disagree rather than an invitation to consider the implications of the statement as a rule of thumb. To my mind, it was right to use effective military force in Bosnia-Herzegovina and in Kosovo and had this been done earlier it could have prevented hundreds of thousands of deaths and countless instances of rape and torture.

I would be very grateful to take a look at the "Law of Armed Conflict". Any insight into how the people who actually have to make these difficult decisions would be most welcome.

Posted by: Flea at June 5, 2004 02:41 PM

I sent the manual on LoAC but because it was 1.8MB your mail box feels very full. The subsequent dispatch of the LoAC docs became Return to Sender.
Send me a note when I can retransmit.


Posted by: J.M. Heinrichs at June 5, 2004 08:10 PM
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