awareness, or even making it taboo to value the individual over the collective (though people tend to wrongly blame the conceptof religion itself, rather than the corrupt men who sometimes misuse it).Each one of these tactics is a tool in the arsenal of collectivists meant to degrade our social admiration for individual thought. Of course, if one actually studies beyond mainstream sources for information (as we have in numerous articles) on the many bio-logical mysteries of the human mind, the numerous inconsistencies of clinical psychiatry, the irrational assumptions of existen-tialism, that person would find that the blank slate assertion is filled with so many holes it is laughable. However, as long asgroups of men strive for power over others, the attacks on individualism will continue. As desperate as elitists have been through
the years to build an environment devoid of independent thought, they have met only with failure. Perhaps you just can’t remo
vefrom all people those values which are inborn and intuitive, no matter how monstrous the world is around us.
Centralization Instead Of Cooperation
: Cooperation in society is often spontaneous and dependent on a number of underlyingfactors working together at the right place, and at the right time. It takes a noble endeavor and even more noble leadership in-deed to inspire the masses to step onto the same path towards the same direction. This is why legitimate large scale cooperationis so venerated in the annals of history; such events are truly rare and miraculous. Tyrants and elitists have no endeavors that
rank as “noble”. They serve only their own interests. So, instead of trying to encourage cooperation they won’t receive, they
tralize various systems by coercion. If you can’t convince the public to abandon their own paths for yours, then forcefully r
e-move all paths until the people have only one choice left.Economic centralization is very indicative of this maneuver. While we in the Liberty Movement see a whole spectrum of possi- ble options for markets and trade, many other people see only what is right in front of them; the same crooked fiat money systemcontrolled by the same gaggle of fraudulent central bankers. A large portion of our populace has been convinced that there isonly one way to participate in the economy, and thus they act collectively, and blindly.Another obvious example is the false left/right political system. While there are as many political views as there are people,most tend to affiliate themselves with one of two; Republican or Democrat. Even if you were to believe that the two major par-ties are honestly opposed, you have still allowed the establishment to narrow your choices down to two. Add the fact that bothmajor parties actually support nearly the same exact policies and goals, and now your choices have been narrowed to one. Mil-lions of people jump on this one bandwagon every four years, thinking that they are cooperating voluntarily, when they have in-stead been centralized, and collectivized.
Constant Fear, Constant Threats
: Fear and survival are powerful motivators. Without ample self awareness and strength of character, these base instincts can overwhelm rationality and conscience. Every collectivist feudalist system ever devised has
used a “common enemy” or an iron hand, to quell dissent in the citizenry and to forcefully unify them not under the auspices
of an honest cause, but a terror so profound as to drive them to malleable despair.When life and death hang in the balance everyday, and people have no time to relax, they can in fact go literally mad. All logic
flies out the window, panic ensues, and the masses turn to whoever is ready to offer them a way to sanity; “sanity” meaning“comfort”. After a period of constant danger and distress, even fascism can feel comfortable for a while. Collectivist system
s arealways clashing with the bubbling tides of individual freedom. Because of this, they must continuously qualify their usefulness.There must always be an imminent threat over the horizon, otherwise, the strangling regulations of the state serve no purpose.
Individualism Equated With “Selfishness”
: One of the inevitable conditions of collectivism is the demonization of free thought.In a collective, every person becomes a cog in a great machine. The majority begins to see itself not as a group of individualsacting together, but as a single unit with a single purpose. Any person who chooses to step outside of the box and point out a dif-ferent view becomes a danger to the whole. A machine cannot function if all the parts are not working in harmony. Disagreementin a collectivist system is not considered a civic duty; it is considered a crime that places everyone else at risk. As a dissenter,you are not a person, but a malfunction that must be dealt with.It is easy to tell when your nation is turning towards collectivism; you only have to gauge how often you are accused of
“selfishness” every time you question the needs of the state over the needs of the individual. This argument arises incessant
ly incountries on the verge of a despotic shift. Interestingly, it is selfishness that tends to drive collectivists, not individualists. As wediscussed earlier, collectivists act out of base fear, and a personal desire to survive regardless of the expense. They may disguise
it as duty, or “universal love”, but at bottom, they are driven by pure self
-interested. They are willing to sacrifice anything, in-cluding their own souls, to hang onto what little they have. They are especially willing to sacrifice what YOU have, to maintainTHEIR standard of living, or to see their personal world view enacted. Is there anything more self-centered than a man preparedto destroy the livelihood and freedoms of others just to feel temporarily secure?
Promises Of A Fantastic Future
: “Innovation” and “progress” are alluring dreams, dreams which can easily be realized in a free
society made up of intelligent individuals thinking in ways which go against the norm. The more unique insights present in aculture, the more likely it is to surpass itself and succeed. Strangely though, it always seems to be collectivists who throw aroundvisions of high tech trains, floating cities, and sustainability as benefits to relinquishing certain freedoms. The insinuation is thatif people set aside their individualism, their society becomes stronger, and more productive, like worker bees who only strive for one thing; the perfect hive. Now, this has never been proven to be an advantage of collectivism. One could say given the evidence that a society flourishesless and contributes less the more centralized it becomes. Constructing immaculate castles, pyramids, magnetic highways, or