Re-posting an old toot…

All ideology does is determine the forms of authoritarianism the followers of that ideology are willing to adopt in order to promote and further their ideology.

Related: My ideology, if I can be said to have one, may be summed up as, "Don't be stupid. Don't be a dick."

Of course, the reality is I can be very stupid and sometimes I act like a dick. So, I guess these are more lifestyle guidelines than an ideology.

I just want to live in a world where no one is an asshole to other people on purpose; and where the acme of character is a willingness to apologize and make amends when you are an asshole by accident or simply not thinking things through.

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More on this: It's important to understand that *all* ideologies are incompatible with both and .

First, even ideologies built around logic include illogical points followers of that ideology *must* accept.

Second (and related to the first), due to the there are no ideologies which may be implemented in the real world without unexpected second-order consequences. Realistically, they just cannot work as described and tend to get hijacked by bad actors.

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