Ideologues perform thinking and action based on an ideological template they rarely, if ever, deviate from. Not only their thinking is performed via ideology, but it's often their reason d'être. All too frequently an ideology has an object for hatred - on a small scale or large, it must hurt, punish or more, subtly or conspicuously. Most ideologies have no shame or guilt. The ideology justifies the ideologue. Notwithstanding all these characteristics, the most bizarre is ideologues believing themselves intellectually superior to others.