Evil Ideology (2015-03-31)
Just as with religion, it is completely fair to label as ‘evil’ all brands of it, although some variations are far more destructive than others. And, just as with religion, true believers in any particular variety are only too willing to persecute those who prefer a different flavour.
The problem with ideological belief is that it is even harder to eradicate than religious conviction. And often it is implicit. One needn’t be a member of the American Democratic or Republican Party to subscribe to the party line. While I don’t think there is any doubt that overall the current Republican’s dogma is more harmful than the Democrat’s Dogma, all dogma prevents clear thinking and sound judgement.
Not too, too long ago most ‘liberals’ thought communism was a really good, humane idea.