Who are the ideologues?
An informed opinion.
A preliminary taxonomy (i.e., a classification, especially of organisms) of ideology and human nature
Among the leaders of a society-altering ideology-based movement we may find:
The ideologue by pure vocation (the inspirer), whose mission is philosophizing, strategizing, and proselytizing (convert or attempt to convert someone from one religion, belief, or opinion to another).
The ideologue by inheritance or derivation (very frequently the inspirer’s child or close disciple), following in the footsteps.
The ideologue by necessity, whose principal motivation is to be on the side of the winners and thereby ensure one’s own physical and emotional security.
The ideologue by design, whose principal motivation is personal gain, emotional gain, physical advantage and material things, that could ensure one’s own comfortable life.
Among the supporters of an ideology (the followers) we may find individuals motivated by:
ANGER toward a gender, a race, an institution, their own family of origin, a failed relationship, more successful or more attractive people, etc. and/or by an anger-provoking mental health issue such as depression, bipolar, anxiety, sexual inadequacies, psychosis, a personality disorder, and more.
FEAR of scarcity, of rejection, of abandonment, of ostracism, of ridicule, of pain, of the future, of being perceived as privileged, etc. and/or by a fear-inducing mental health issue such as depression, bipolar, anxiety, sexual inadequacies, psychosis, a personality disorder, and more.
GUILT about their own deeds, other people deeds, belonging to a privileged group, not being able to make everyone happy, not being able to make a difference, one’s own success, etc.
SHAME about one’s own appearance, public image, other people’s judgment, past and current transgressions, the dark angels of one’s nature, addictions, bad habits, handicaps, being different, etc. and/or by a shame-inducing mental health issue such as body dysmorphic disorder, gender dysphoria, and eating disorder, a personality disorder, and more.