Mickey The Professor:
Utopia and ideology go together like a horse and carriage, love and marriage, etc. The point is one cannot separate Utopia from Ideology in any society.
Utopia is ideology, and ideology is Utopia. I joined this forum four months ago, hoping to discuss Ameritopia in depth with like-minded people. I hope and pray for Mitt Romney’s election, but Obama’s downfall would not mean the end of Utopianism in American politics. Utopianism is the mirage of a “perfect” society, the fulfillment of a dream-system, created by a presently admired “genius.” The Well Regulated State
by philosophers was the “great” idea of Plato.
Until philosophers are kings, or the kings and princes of this world have the spirit and power of philosophy, and political greatness and wisdom meet in one, and those commoner natures who pursue either to the exclusion of the other are compelled to stand aside, cities will never have rest from their evils, --no, nor the human race, as I believe, --and then only will this our State have a possibility of life and behold the light of day. (Plato, The Republic V)
This idea is the pest
that is reproducing since the time of Plato. This living evil multiplied and took many forms. Throughout history the ever-growing and constantly mutating pest-colony of theorizers sucked the lifeblood of societies, and prevented their natural, free development. It is impossible to get rid of Utopianism until it is identified by its origin, and exterminated.
America became a land of opportunity because, at the outset, it escaped the straitjacket
that the “geniuses” are trying to force on the people of “commoner natures.” But they are a persistent lot, because they are pests and parasites. They caught up with us in the twentieth century, and they are here to stay, unless we do something about it.