In 1942, Lyndon Baines Johnson, sent a secret report to the President from Austalia.
In the report LBJ, later to become President, criticised us for having no heroes and no ideology.
Of course LBJ didn't know we pity countries that have need of heroes.
And LBJ didn't know that ideology is predigested thought, that ideology serves interests, and that ideology has a demonology.
And being a secret report to curry political favour, we had no opportunity to say that we are free of heroes and ideology.
We have no need of ideology because we remain true to history. We were founded by the English and Scottish Enlightenment and we pursue the greatest good for the greatest number using reason.
And we have no need of heroes because we gained our independence peacefully, and united a whole Continent and half of another, also peacefully.