The Art of Ideology

The Art of Ideology

other creatures
without reason
lacking the capacity
for abstraction
also lacking
the capacity
for creating art
itself
an abstraction
a reformulation
through representation
of
reality

poetry
literature
like ideologies
all art
all abstractions
all stories
ideology like art
a rendering
of our lives
and existence
from life
and existence

ideologies
of ancient religions
and politics
fragmenting
evolving
adapting
others dying and decaying
as any story
passed down
through centuries
and cultures
will

good art
full stories
like rich ideologies
enduring
great art
like great ideologies
allowing us
to suspend our disbelief
in the moment
or over a lifetime
when a great story
fools us into believing
it's more
than just
a story
rather
an actual
representation
of life
itself

we are creatures
unique
in our self-awareness
and capacity
for abstract and conceptual 
thinking
perhaps
this is why
we too
are the only creatures
that create
both 
the abstractions
of art
as well as
all the ideologies
throughout time
that have
defined us
giving us 
the framework
for living
so abstractly
too

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