marxism defines things based on casual relationships with conditions and observed outcomes.
Every other ideology defines things based on how they think things should work. Capitalists and fascists will make lists of what 'real capitalism' or 'real fascism' should look like. These ideologies all depend on people making them happen in accordance to the plan of the ideologies founders/dictators.
marxism is not an ideology but a worldview, and the specific names for things like capitalism or fascism within marxism do not describe bullet point lists but instead are simple names for reference of stages within a single continuous evolutionary process of history.
Now this does not of course give it special power, but it does make it very different from other ideologies, who try to classify how things should be ideally, rather than how things simply are. This means its definitions are by far more consistent because they are all simply based on a single individual variable of the complex historical process, and then anything that happens from this variable is attributed to that 'era' of socio-economic history.
To marxists things like 'capitalism' are the equivalent of 'bronze age'
Marxists would tell you any other way of viewing an ideology is ridiculous simply because no stated list of desired conditions can ever realistically be met, and so every single person to write down what their ideology looks like is being utopian and should simply be disregarded.
To come up with some other categorization system that is on the same level you would need to invent your own theory of history to assess all of human social evolution through, with your own classification system. We could then compare predictive accuracy.>>13263965
im not the one who started this. I cant let slander go unanswered.