"How dreadful!" cried Lord Henry. "I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect." ~ Oscar Wilde - The picture of Dorian Gray
Yes, you are cynical, but more than anything, you're a realist.
You see what's screwed up in the world, but you also take time to remember what's right.
What the hell? How did I score so low?
I think cynicism should be a third dimension to the political compass.
When people accuse me of being cynical, I've never ever heard someone give me a reason why I was wrong in my assessment of something. I think people are just angry because I reminded them of their own uncertainty.
A pessimistic attitude is useful in some situations, and an optimistic attitude is useful in others. This statement also makes it sound like I have a better handle on this than I actually do.