What is Post-Ideology?
In short, this is a politico-economic formation with ALL ideologies detached from the State. Detachment of ideologies from the state punishment machine and education system removes the need for indoctrination and fosters unique level of freedom of thought. Other features of a post-ideology state are – technocratic government developing the economy outside ideological dogmas and parliament legislating emerging technologies and channeling social issues into new laws and adjusted political formats.
In a similar way, in the past, religions were detached from the state, creating secular societies. The concept was supported not just by atheists or minority religious groups, but also by many religious philosophers who valued free choice as a key condition required for human conscience to flourish.
Sadly, after appearing in Western academia in 1990s, the term “post-ideology” has been used primarily in a negative way, being presented as a loss of moral compass or motivation.
To the contrary, in the post-ideological society ideologies and systems of beliefs do not disappear, but they raise to their true purpose – delivering models of desirable future for humanity, which can be openly discussed and adjusted without being enforced in their dogmatic forms. Only when the true value of ideologies is acknowledged can humanity achieve an unprecedented level of control over its own future, embracing new technology and generating sufficient wealth to take humanity to a new level.