Ideology and the Will to Dominate

Source; Law & Liberty
by David G Bonagura, Jr.

“Russell Kirk called ideology ‘the politics of passionate unreason’ because ‘it denies the possibility of truth in politics or in anything else.’ That is, whereas true ideas correspond with reality, ideology distorts reality to conform with its ideas. The grotesque reality on display in California and Memphis was the deepest level of depravity to which human beings can stoop. But rather than consider how human nature’s seedier tendencies challenge or fit into their theories, defenders of gun control and racist policing floated into the ethereal abstractions of ideology.” (03/16/23)