War, an ideology
Shopping for a definition of “ideology” that I like, I found this one.
“"Ideology" means to favor one point of view above all others and to adhere to this point of view. The ideologue sees the world from a single point of view, can thus "explain" it and attempt to "change" it. ...
NowPublic writer, T. K. Kidwai, said in a comment: “So it means that war is mother of all ideologies and ideologues. War is to man what maternity is to woman, said the fascist dictator of Italy. I guess you are endorsing his views.” (not directed at YankeeJim)
When a nation has a point of view such as individual freedom and liberty is most important, and anything that interferes with pursuit of life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness is worth fighting for can be considered a war ideology, I guess. Yet, that would be twisting the intent. The emphasis is on preserving high states of liberty and freedom for people and their democratic institutions that are directed to this end.
Institutions that represent people as nations, those that are democratic and committed to individual freedom pretty much place their ideology ahead of everything else. The “mother of all ideologies” is individual freedom and the pursuit of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Is there something better?
Koenigsberg’s Law of Sacrifice
““Societies generate death and destruction in order to prove the truth of their sacred ideologies.”