chapter  5
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The End of ‘Mono-Ideologies’

This chapter begins with the discussion of Rodnoverie grand narrative of historical development; the rise of 'mono-ideologies' and their bankruptcy. It focuses on the terms and margins of individual freedom in Rodnoverie philosophy by examining how Rodnovers defend and define subjective morality. Christianity is the primary point of reference when 'mono-ideologies' are discussed, but the concept also refers to the dominant mode of thinking in the West or in Europe, manifesting itself in the belief in technology, Western rationalism and the tradition of the Enlightenment. The nationalistic version of the narrative of mono-religions stresses that the social model of hierarchic domination and the religious traditions supporting it were an alien influence from the Byzantine tradition, or a southern invasion of the 'Northern tradition'. The historical narrative of mono-ideologies somewhat echoes the Marxist interpretation of history that emphasizes the linkage between the formation of a hierarchic class structure and the ideological coercion and uniformity.