The Collectivist (i.e. Communists, Socialists, Progressives, Fascists, Modern Liberals, etc.) places Society before the individual. In fact, they have nothing but disdain for individualism. I know this because they have all said so. Here is just a short collection of those assertions:
In rough chronological order:
“It is the system of nationalist individualism that has to go….We are living in the end of the sovereign states….In the great struggle to evoke a Westernized World Socialism, contemporary governments may vanish….Countless people…will hate the new world order….and will die protesting against it.”
– H.G. Wells, in his book, “The New World Order”, 1940
All our lives we fought against exalting the individual, against the elevation of the single person, and long ago we were over and done with the business of a hero, and here it comes up again: the glorification of one personality. This is not good at all.
“Men as communities are supreme over men as individuals.”
— Woodrow Wilson, Founder of the Modern Progressive Movement, ‘Socialism and Democracy,’ 1887
Teaching school children to read was a “perversion” and high literacy rate bred “the sustaining force behind individualism.”
–John Dewey, Educational Psychologist
Against individualism, the Fascist conception is for the State … Liberalism denied the State in the interests of the particular individual; Fascism reaffirms the State as the true reality of the individual.
Society’s needs come before the individual’s needs.
It is thus necessary that the individual should finally come to realize that his own ego is of no importance in comparison with the existence of the nation, that the position of the individual is conditioned solely by the interests of the nation as a whole.
“To achieve world government, it is necessary to remove from the minds of men their individualism, loyalty to family traditions, national patriotism, and religious dogmas.”
-– Brock Adams, Director UN Health Organization
The Collectivist also claims to hold the moral high ground over those who place the Individual before Society. They do so by claiming that they are interested in what is best for Society over what is best for a single individual. However, the Collectivist is wrong! He is not morally superior to those who value the Individual over Society, and here’s why:
By treating Society as a single entity, the collectivist negates the very concept of morality!
The very notion of morality is based on the interaction between Individuals and not from the mere existence of Society.
Let’s remove The Creator from the equation so we can focus solely on the human aspect of morality. We’ll do this by pretending we are on a deserted island. There are no other people on this island — just you on your island and me on mine. Now, baring the existence of The Creator, how could we possibly do anything ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ on our island? We cannot steal. We cannot murder. We cannot covet the property of another person. We can’t even bare false witness because there are no other people against whom we can witness. So, how can we act either morally or immorally? The answer is (barring the inclusion of The Creator and His Universal Laws): in a society of one, it is impossible to act either morally or immorally. This is because the notion of morality is derived from the interaction of two or more people.
Notice how I framed that: ‘in a society of one?‘ To the Collectivist, Society is always singular, which brings us right back to where we just were: in a Society of one, it is impossible to act morally.
NOW PAY ATTENTION TO THIS NEXT PART:
The Collectivist never admits that their idea is amoral. Instead, the Collectivist will always speak in terms of moral promises to the individual: Healthcare for all; Education for all; Employment for all; etc.. But these promises are a fiction! This is the lie of Collectivism! The Collectivist does not care about the Individual — he even says so. He only cares about the Society, which means he does not care about right or wrong. The Collectivist only cares about Society — period!
Let’s look at this closely, and in detail — so we can see the lie clearly.
The Collectivist has already stated that he does not care about the Individual. To the Collectivist, Individuals are merely cells in the body of Society, and individual cells are of no consequence to the Body as a whole. Therefore, so long as the Collectivist can claim that he has made these things available to every Individual (healthcare, education, employment, etc.), it matters not whether any Individual ever receives them. Nor does it matter what happens to any one Individual in the process of making these things available to others. All that matters is the body (i.e. Society). Now, look at how the Individual ‘cells’ are treated in this model: not as moral agents, but as things upon which the Collectivist works his or her will.
This means, to the Collectivist mind, Individuals are not people. They are just the clay with which the Collectivist works to form their utopian Society. Lest the Reader doubt that this is how the Collectivist thinks of you and I, let me quote one of, if not the greatest American Collectivist philosopher (the very same philosopher who defined the early 20th Century Progressive ideal to which Hillary Clinton swore allegiance in the 2016 Democrat Primary):
The competent leader of men cares little for the interior niceties of other people’s characters: he cares much-everything for the external uses to which they may be put. His will seeks the lines of least resistance; but the whole question with him is a question of the application of force. There are men to be moved: how shall he move them? He supplies the power; others supply only the materials upon which that power operates. The power will fail if it be misapplied; it will be misapplied if it be not suitable both in kind and method to the nature of the materials upon which it is spent; but that nature is, after all, only its means. It is the power which dictates, dominates: the materials yield. Men are as clay in the hands of the consummate leader.
–Woodrow Wilson, What Is a Progressive?
[NOTE: The NAZI’s openly thanked and praised Wilson and his fellow Progressives for giving them the inspiration for the majority of their platform, including propaganda and the Holocaust!]
Now, dear Reader, I ask you: how much more de-humanizing can you get than calling men ‘clay.’
But then, that is how Collectivist think of all of us: as the clay with which they work to create their perfect Society (i.e. perfect being, which –to those with ears to hear and eyes to see — holds humongous religious implications).
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2 thoughts on “Collectivism Dehumanizes The Individual”
Excellent post. Very profound. Thank you.
This part especially impacted me:
“in a society of one, it is impossible to act either morally or immorally. This is because the notion of morality is derived from the interaction of two or more people.”