based on or relating to a system of ideas and ideals, especially concerning economic or political theory and policy.
"the ideological struggle that underpinned the cold war"
by miser_m March 29, 2018
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How one believes the world should be run.
Person One - What's your ideology?
Person Two - I think human beings should share everything so that poverty could become obsolete.
Person Three - You communist!
by More Awesome Than Thou December 2, 2005
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1)An ideology way of looking at an aspect of society, or to a certain extent anything, which makes it seem better than it actually is.

2) An assumption which for whatever reason exists, and is unfair and untested.

Some sociological thinkers would have you believe they exist to help maintain and cover up power inequalities.
1)The education system is completly fair and 100% a meritocracy - this is ideological.

2)Single parent families are bad for society. Same sex couples make bad parents. Ideologys.
by Magatchu WTF April 29, 2006
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You people have it all wrong! The lesser-known definition/concept of ideology (favored by Gramsci, Althusser, Foucault, Hall etc.) is less about a "visible set of beliefs" and more about the internalization of how one perceives and interacts with their reality. Though somewhat indirectly related, it generally has nothing to do with politics and economic policies.

Ideology is everything under the hood, everything you take for granted without consciously realizing it. Therefore, it would be safe to say that language is an ideology, since it follows a set of grammatical rules that we have to take for granted in order to communicate.

It would also be safe to say that love is an ideology, as loving someone does not take any conscious reasoning. Love is so deep-seated in us that we treat love as an unstoppable force, and not as simply as chemical fluctuations in the brain and body.

Really, anything could be seen as an ideology if we start deconstructing the very foundations of reality.
Me, an intellectual: Man... thinking back, university were the good days, really learned a lot there.

Typical hate-mongering political zealot: Yeah... good days when you were indoctrinated with leftist ideology garbage!

Me, an intellectual: Heh, ideology. You keep using that word, I don't think it means what you think it means.
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Ideological subversion is changing the perception of reality in 4 steps:

1. Demoralization
2. Destabilization
3. Crisis
4. New Normal

Ideological subversion by T.H.R.U.S.H. for insectualization. T.H.R.U.S.H. = Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and the Subjugation of Humanity.
Ideological subversion, or “active measures”, is a form of psychological warfare. Programmed to react to stimuli but unable to change perception or logic. Moral standards, facts and common sense have no meaning. Forever process of new normal – problem, reaction, solution. Social credit scores. Order ab chao.

Göbekli Tepe: Potbelly hillbillies rule.

Yura Redspot: “La-la-la-la-la-la am erika!”
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Fancy way of saying "Outside the box thinking." I'm putting it on here before it makes it's way into the corporate world like such phrases as "going forward," "in interim," and "outside the box."
Joe: We've got to ship these orders, and UPS has already come today! What will we do???

Steve: Use some circumboxive ideology, Joe. FedEx hasn't arrived yet. Use them. Or the UPS store is open all day. Jeesh.
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A weak retort used when one can't back up their claims.
You want my ghost friend to do what?! You sir, are an ideological bigot.
by J erkoff February 5, 2008
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