Monday, October 13, 2008

Debased Currencies

John Laughland on the "brutal return of reality."
A realist attitude in politics is the opposite of an ideological one. Ideology seeks to bend reality to pre-conceived concepts; it is based on the assumption that reality can essentially be created, or at least fashioned by thought. Examples of ideological thinking include revolutionary movements or constructivist ones like the European Union which assume that societies can be easily moulded, and reality changed, by political fiat.


El Jefe Maximo said...

Ideological political movements are fundamentally efforts by man to escape God, placing himself and his works in place of God.

Realism acknowledges the limits of man and the place of God.

elena maria vidal said...

Beautifully stated.