//The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.
It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it. As soon as you look at the world through an ideology you are finished. No reality fits an ideology. Life is beyond that. That is why people are always searching for a meaning to life… Meaning is only found when you go beyond meaning. Life only makes sense when you perceive it as mystery and it makes no sense to the conceptualizing mind.
An ideologue – one who thinks ideologically – can't lose. He can't lose because his answer, his interpretation and his attitude have been determined in advance of the particular experience or observation. They are derived from the ideology, and are not subject to the facts. There is no possible argument, observation or experiment that could disprove a firm ideological belief for the very simple reason that an ideologue will not accept any argument, observation or experiment as constituting disproof.
Karl Marx, Upton Sinclair, Anthony de Mello and James Burnham.