Robin Hood: All Parts of the Political Compass

A compass typically helps you find your place in the world.

The Political Compass with Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow quadrants. | @TheQuQu

By Michael Carver
October 21, 2020 10:55 AM

Everyone finds themselves at some coordinate on the political compass, but Robin Hood seems to be all parts of it.

One interpretation of how this English legend would plot on this chart has him prominently in 4 out of 4 sections. 

This would imply that Robin Hood is the very identity of all possible political opinions.

Robin Hood is usually depicted wearing a green outfit and may be as old as the 1400’s.

It’s possible that this compass misses the mark since RH preferred to steal from tax collectors, yet even if this is true, he’d still land within the target.

Recently, Robin Hood has been slightly overshadowed by a broker called Robinhood and people shilling affiliate links like this one.

England’s modern avatar of Robin Hood has been made aware of this compass meme.