Right wing without left wing
Left wing without right
Those birds of prey
Will fight for grubs
From the poet of Falkoner fame, H. Moss, this poem begs us as political beings to recognize the inherent limitations of ideology. Political ideology, for better or for worse (ln. 1-2) is likened to an organ, a highly characteristic organ of birds (the wing) necessary for life. It is absurd to say Moss' claims are made exclusively for birds (though, such a comparison would make for an incredibly nuanced statement about political ideology as it is applied to the natural from a decidedly anthropocentric and how it extends or departs from the human hands that enact it). Rather, Moss means to apply the metaphor of necessary organs to the political. In other words, humans and political ideology co-constitute one another and we cannot assume Moss means here that co-constitution is the conjoining of opposites to create equilibrium. Rather, the natural function of political-ideology-as-organ means to involve opposing mechanisms (though not antagonistic) in a unification-machine, a political animus, a body of organs. These opposing mechanisms do not seek to destroy one another (in the poem); in fact, this poem warns of the autoimmune disorder known as 'political polarization.' Rather, these mechanisms utilize 1) their own weaknesses and 2) the other's strengths to create an impossible being: one defined by multiplicity. One wing is not more powerful than the other; it simply possesses a different orientation. And yet, the survival of those orientations depends on the survival of the political-as-organic. We human beings have so far entrenched ourselves in political ideology that the political taints, dare I say STAINZ every aspect of the material world, external and internal. Political ideology, for ourselves, can be found in organs in all places to the point where it is a bona fide organ.
In order for a greater, larger creature to thrive (for its existence is anterior to the humans/organs which assembled to create it, wittingly or otherwise) its body must be healthy. Therefore, we must recognize the multiplicity that body is constructed from as the patron of flux rather than the individual needs of the organs.