I have been hearing a lot (on the news, I mean) about "ideology" and "Ideologues". Naturally, I thought of Redbrand and the Scientist. Anyway, I was feeling all smug and superior because I am not an ideologue (of course) but got to thinking that maybe I should have some sort of political beliefs instead of just being so anti right wing and anti left wing. At least they know what they believe. All I believe is that all politicians should be waterboarded and then shot. What kind of belief system is that? Exactly.
I finally looked the word up and it says an ideology is just a list of things that define a person's political or sociological beliefs. What a letdown. All this time I thought it might have had something to do with "ideas".
I thought I would go around and make fun of all my readers' political beliefs in turn. Then I says to myself, "Max, that's pretty stupid, even for you." See, I only have 5 readers and 3 of them are part-time already. So, I've decided not to do that. Then I thought I would make up five "generic" descriptions of political ideologies and you could just pick the one that fits you best. Then it occurred to me that Lidian and Alison would be turned off by the first paragraph and wouldn't even care anyway. Well, if I made the list rhyme, Lidian might read it.
'bama 'bama he's our man!
If he can't do it, nobody can!
Like that. Only that is just an old football cheer and is not nearly deep enough. Although it pretty much sums up Red's belief system, I think. I know he's too polite to correct me, so I may never know for sure.
I was going to make up a more intricate poem about Federalism and how Washington is the answer to all our ills, if only the damn state lines would disappear. But I couldn't find anything to rhyme with Federalism except Socialism, and we've been all over that ground before. Plus, you all know how sensitive I am to other's feelings.
I sometimes wish I lived in the UK where there is no political discord and no social conflicts.