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On devising ideologies Building on the premise of their previous experiences and their power of analysis, the individual reviews the commodities currently in favour with the collective agreement. In an “unhealthily nostalgic lamentation”1, shortcomings and virtues are identified under the scrutiny of the individual’s highly subjective scope. Then, they proceed with fabricating particular versions of one forthcoming reality. Their only spare hope, is that the worlds they envision become physically tangible. Yet, the individual themselves rarely chases towards the fruition of their exercise in imagination. Instead, a cumulative effort is necessary to cause the individual’s gratification to occur. Only then, may the idiosyncratic thoughts and objectives of this freischwebender Intellektueller2 be considered being put into practice. Still, to become an institutionalised concept, these distinctive views need to pass as shared opinion. In other words, they first need to be consumed by the collective, in order to be implemented by it. One ponders then, on the consequences of their passing as common sentiment and the ensuing desacralisation of their value3. By transcending the mythological level, what once was regarded a high objective - a utopian vision, even - seems to transform into a banal condition, having assumed a peculiar character of sobriety; dreams, but dull beliefs lying in the form of forgotten histories. They become a new bottom line upon which to establish other ideologies, and even relationships. be they of hierarchy or of equality, between members of a collective. The process of experiencing, reviewing, and concocting is looped with no signs of procedural discrepancy apparent. It seems then, as though the power of a vision lies precisely within its fictive character, rather than its rooting in a physical existence. Failure to mutate visions into reality does not equal disappointment, but seems to rather represent a process through which the sacred condition of not being realised is endorsed; through which one is able to preserve the dream like condition. The arbitrary constructs, self-imposed, seem to serve as guide to distinguish between such values. Where does the threshold between reality and fiction lie, however?

Amalia anastasia  

Consensus Ireale