A Dose of Sanity…Part Ten
Contraception and the Absurdity of Ideology:
Ideology is not constituted by abstract propositions in themselves; rather, ideology is (itself) the very texture of the” life world” which “schematizes” the propositions, rendering them livable. Take the issue of contraception availability for women in the United States as an example. Such an issue only becomes “live able” against an obscene amount of unwritten rules and rituals.
This is why, if there is an ideological experience at its purest, it occurs the moment we adapt an attitude of ironic distance. If we do not then the ideology exerts is strongest hold on us (all) and creates subjects to pure ideology. In this creation we become lost to the real world, the real experience (of those effected) and the true understanding of what it means to be free.
Something to remember the next time those in opposition to such a rudimentary right of all women speak about an infringement of their rights and freedoms and try to dictate the rights of something that (for the most part) the ones in opposition do not even posses and could not possibly understand the complexity of (to its fullest)