What is Systematic Ideology?

Systematic ideology is the study of other ideologies founded in London, England, around the same time in the 1930s. Systematic ideology was founded by George Walford and Harold Walsby after they separated from the Socialist Party of Great Britain. The reason behind systematic ideology is that all human affairs are largely driven by a certain ideology. Therefore, systematic ideology seeks to discover the origins and development of these ideologies. It also helps establish how ideological groups and methods of application for various ideologies work.

An ideology is made up of features that are composed of sets. These series of features come in a series and the series constitute an ideological system.

Origins of systematic ideology

Systematic ideology was born of the perceived barriers to the general socialist consciousness in the working class group. As a result, Harold Walsby developed an idea to illuminate the working class group and propagate his ideas. A group emerged after they broke away from the Socialist Party of Britain to help spread their views on socialism. In 1947, Walsby wrote the book “The Domain of Ideologies” which was the main text for their opinions and opinions on socialism. Walsby and his colleagues formed an organization called the Social Science Association, which was more active in spreading their opinions and theories about socialist consciousness. The group was able to attract new recruits during World War II and continued to be active from 1944-1956. The Association of Social Sciences was subsequently succeeded by the Walsby Society which was instrumental in the development of the Ideological Commentary.

George Walford, the director of the Ideological Commentary, was instrumental in helping to shape and modify the original ideas of the Social Sciences Association by removing elements of elitist comment. This has been done since 1980 and onwards. The critical analysis of ideologies by the SSA party was considered important to help others understand the limitations of other political groups. This despite the knowledge that they would not have helped to achieve socialism.

By the 1990s the ideological commentary had survived with many exponents, up until Walford’s death in 1994 which saw the influence diminish. Today there are almost no exponents of systematic ideology. The concept of Systematic Ideology is well expressed in Walford’s book entitled: Beyond Politics, which was published in 1990. Various texts on systematic ideology existed before the book was published, like the Socialist Understanding, which was distributed as a booklet.

Theory of systematic ideology

The theory of systematic ideology is based on the premise that people’s beliefs and inclinations are not explicable in terms of material conditions or production methods, but through thoughts and actions. These ideas are persistent in different social classes and intersect forming a series. The largest groups of people are guided by their preference for authority, family, tradition and familiarity. These predominant preferences find political expression in the form of non-political, conservatism and liberalism. As the series progresses, it becomes weaker with smaller ideological groups. Smaller ideological groups tend to suppress their identities and opt for the dynamism of social change. Politically, this is expressed in forms such as Laborism,


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