Abstract concepts are plentiful in the current system that humans use to survive by. Are some of these abstractions brain washing or at a very least cause arguments? Abstract concepts like communism, socialism, money, love, etc. may seem innocent on a surface, but perhaps can become problematic.
My quick explanation of what kind of abstract ideas is if I can literally put word labeling something in a tool box then that is a real object. How does one put communism into a tool box? Communism is reification which is basically a man made concept of a certain ideology or actions.
When people argue over these concepts that really aren’t real, then is that not problematic in nature? Also, some people kill each other over arguments about ideas, concepts, philosophies, etc. I take this a step further and think that it is perhaps possible that some abstract concepts are used intentionally to brain wash people.
One such abstract concept I speak of is money. To me money is a man made concept with tokens and ink paper used to make this illusion come to life so to speak. Is money really valuable or is it a mind trick where by your brain gives something man made an arbitrary value.
Money might also be relative where by some people think some items are worth more tokens or ink paper. Obviously, people trade tokens and ink paper for real tangible items ie. food, furniture, automobiles, etc. My point is that why is it necessary to have this intermediary fake items in order for some ends to justify some means?
Money is just one example of reification being used in language or in other words abstract delusions of grandeur perhaps. Taxes, interest, debt, and even nations, counties, states are all forms of abstract concepts. I often think that perhaps a lot of these man made concepts are used nefariously to get people in society to buy into certain ideologies, pun intended.