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Why Your Ideology Will Never Exist in Reality
I mentioned in a recent Substack that I have abandoned the concept of having a political ideology in favor of preferences that align with how I wish to live my life. I realize that many people who claim not to be of the Left have built a moral framework out of their political ideology. This is exactly what the Left does, and it’s what makes them so dangerous, especially given the Left's anti-human and anti-God political beliefs. Now, imagine the morality of those who believe there is nothing wrong with prostitution, drug use, etc., and defend the right of junkies to shoot up in the parks your children play in because of their political ideology. One side wants to mutilate your child's genitals against your will, and the other defends your parental rights to do the same.
We've seen the right flirt with groups like the Moral Majority, but when it came time to pass legislation to protect, say, the right to pray in public schools, the Right backed down. The Left will not back down and will continue to push until they get their way. And the Left goes to war to keep winning. The reaction to the overturning of the Roe v. Wade decision was lamented all over the world, and most people who noticed never asked why someone in New Zealand would care about court decisions in the USA.
With that information in mind, here are a couple reasons why, if you are grasping firmly to an in-the-box ideology, it will never manifest in reality. The first is that you are entering an arena with an existing structure. If you brought your in-the-box ideology to a newly formed polity, you may be able to implement what you want, at least for a short time. But you are going to be butting heads with a system that already exists and is mired in bureaucracy. It is rare that a new ideology can supplant an existing one without bloodshed and struggle. Getting someone elected who agrees with your idea of governance—or a lack thereof—and will be able to institute your in-the-box ideology is impossible in reality. That is why, when it comes to politics, I am only concerned with having my preferences codified in law. If I have three political issues I want to see eliminated or replaced, and that action is within the realm of possibility, I stand a better chance of achieving my goals than I do of getting an in-the-box ideology from a 500-page book that a couple thousand people have read implemented.
The second reason your in-the-box ideology will never see the light of day is because humans are corruptible. If you’ve read this Substack for even a week, you know that I talk about small-town, local politics as the path forward, especially when it comes to pushing back against the putrid morality of the regime in power. You're not paying attention if you think I believe going into local politics will be simple. Like I mentioned above, there is an existing power structure that may be easier to supplant on the local level because of its size but is going to push back against change. And even if you do replace the existing small-town leadership with yourself and your friends, humans are weak and prone to self-interest. Even family members will turn on you.
Expecting your in-the-box ideology to see the light of day will leave you in despair (black-pilled) or make you double down on your "political morality" and turn you into an insufferable asshole who has a loyal social media following of other insufferable assholes, but hey, at least you have each other, right? Figuring out what’s most important to you when it comes to a few political issues and working toward manifesting them in reality is a better use of your time than hoping the government dissolves itself and everyone who has mocked or ignored you up until this juncture in time starts beating down your door looking for answers. Sure, those few preferences you have may be usurped somewhere down the road, but at least you know what it takes to get them reinstated. At the moment, that is a far more realistic vision of success than expecting people to buy into your pet vision of society and abandon what they see as stable—the current system—even if you see it as "immoral" for justified or childish reasons.