And that no longer makes it ideological? An ideology is a set of ideas that constitute one's goals, expectations, and actions. An ideology is a comprehensive vision, a way of looking at things as in several philosophical tendencies, or a set of ideas proposed by the dominant class of a society to all members of this society.Ideologies are systems of abstract thought applied to public matters and thus make this concept central to politics. Implicitly every political or economic tendency entails an ideology whether or not it is propounded as an explicit system of thought.If I were to tell you that I wasn't a Capitalist, that I was a "Practicalist" who cared only about 'what works in the real world', and that I wasn't ideological at all, what would you say to help me see the truth? No please, explain to me how to more precisely convey the concept of: Using the law, rather than a gun, to take money away from one individual - without compensation - and then hand that money over to a different individual - who did not earn it and does not deserve it. The 'forced redistribution of wealth' sums all that up pretty nicely but I'm open to suggestions.