Category:Off The Compass

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This page is about ideologies considered so extreme, they lie beyond the boundaries of the traditional Political Compass. For the ideology about rejecting on-compass ideologies, see Anti-Realism.
Anti-Realism: Off-Compass Political Ideologies by TheLegend2T

Ideologies that are Off The Compass, collectively known as off-compass ideologies, are ideologies recognized within the PolCompBall community to be so radical, they exist beyond the limits of the Political Compass. These ideologies take the axes of the Political Compass to their logical extremes, such as extreme authoritarianism in the form of Orwellian totalitarianism or extreme laissez-faire capitalism manifesting as Social Darwinism.

The Off-Compass designation originates from the common understanding of the Political Compass as possessing a finite scope, with Marxism–Leninism (or Stalinism), Authoritarian (or National) Capitalism, Anarcho-Communism and Anarcho-Capitalism representing the four corners of the Political Compass. Ideologies with more extreme characteristics than these are consequently regarded as off-compass ideologies.


Off-compass ideologies received limited recognition before their popularization within the Polcompball community in 2020, although early Political Compass memes acknowledged Ingsoc and Anarcho-Egoism as being off-compass with respect to the civic axis.

The earliest known Political Compass meme including off-compass ideologies features Anarcho-Egoism and Anarcho-Individualism as off-compass anarchists.

Communalism and Social Darwinism were developed by Monkeysszz to represent the off-compass economic left and right wing respectively. Ingsoc, Egoism, Communalism and Social Darwinism feature on the r/politicalcompassmemes post Always bigger fish, representing off-compass unities. This post was later cross-posted on r/polcompball by TheGhostofInky.

Monkeysszz and StormTiger2304 subsequently designed and developed five more ideologies that were considered off-compass on the statist, economic and cultural axes: Hive-Mind Collectivism (Totalitarian Communalism), Kraterocracy (totalitarian Darwinism), Soulism (Egoist Communalism), Avaritionism (Egoist Darwinism), and Anti-Realism. The off-compass ideologies with respect to the technological axis, Primalism and Post-Humanism, were designed by ErinIsHere. Other notable, community-developed off-compass ideologies that do not represent axial extremes, for example Senatorialism.


Realicide, or Grej, is a fanmade spin-off of Jreg's Centricide series, voiced and directed by ErinIsHere, featuring illustrations by mothsprite and music by Farthys. The series focuses on Ingsoc, Egoism, Communalism and Social Darwinism uniting to eliminate on-compass ideologies despite their stark mutual differences.

Axes examples

  • Off-compass Left/Socialism - Rejects not only private property but also personal property. Ideal example is Communalism
  • Off-compass Right/Capitalism - They want to legalize murder, theft, torture, which should lead to survivor of the strongest. They often but not always wants to privatize everything. The ideal examples are Social Darwinism and Avaritionism
  • Off-Compass Libertarian - They want to not only abolish government but also all laws, morality, and other things that limits individual freedom. The ideal examples are Anarcho-Egoism, Anarcho-Nihilism and Post-Anarchism.
  • Off-Compass Authoritarian - These ideologies want a totalitarian state that controls the entire lives of their citizens, advocates mass surveillance, extreme censorship (including abolishing words like "freedom"), constant war (not always) and very punitive justice like torture and public executions. The best examples are Ingsoc, Neo-Bolshevism and Death Worship.
  • Off-Compass Primitivism - Simply, it wants to reject everything made by civilization and return to animal state. The best example is Primalism
  • Off-Compass Technology - They want to reject biological life and replace it by artificial intelligence. The best example is Post-Humanism.
  • Off-Compass Progressivism - They want to destroy all culture from past and rewrite it. The best example of it is Noveltism.
  • Off-Compass Traditionalism - They want to recover all culture from past and reject everything that is new. The best example of it is Antiquitism.
  • Off-Compass Globalism - They want to unite the entire world under one government, military, currency, bank, and so on. In the future they want to unite the galaxy, and if it's technically possible, our Universe.
  • Off-Compass Nationalism - They believe that their nation is superior and can conquer, subjugate and genocide others. In the future they may want go into space and conquer alien races.