It’s Collectivism vs. Individualism

Copyright © 2010 By Ray Thomas

People think the basic conflict today is between liberals and conservatives. It’s not. It’s between believers in collectivism and those who believe in individualism. They think that it is the difference between simply their own definition of “compassion” and “mean-spiritedness.” It isn’t that. at all. It’s the difference between collectivism and individualism.

Collectivism is really pretty simple, no matter how much collectivists want to complicate it so you will not understand what they’re trying to put over on you. It is defined thusly by one of the best known collectivists, Karl Marx, author of communism, in his “tome,” the “Communist Manifesto:” “From each according to his ability, and to each according to his need.” Meaning it is okay to :take from one who earned it and give that taken to those who did not. This gave permission for government to steal from one and give to another to gain power over both.

They want you to think the fight is between “right and left.” It is not. The real fight is, while it is still between right and left, on the left, counter to common belief, is always a despotic government, in complete control of its populace while on the right, contrary to what they want you to think, is not fascism or Nazism, but complete freedom, which is sometimes called anarchism.

Neither is something we want to have, for different reasons. We need to be somewhere in the middle, with just enough government to keep us from each other’s throats, but only that much.

It has always been thus: remember back when every country was ruled by a king or queen, who had a bunch of “lesser” officials called many things such as “barons” and such? The king or queen was a liberal who thought he/she was better, smarter than the “commoner.” The “barons” and such, too. They lived off the work and sweat of the “commoner.” They thought they had “the divine right of kings” to do that. They didn’t. Robin Hood has always gotten a “bad rap,” being pictured as “stealing from the rich and giving to the poor.” Not true, as is so with most of the “changed history” that has been written by those rulers. What he did was take back what was stolen by the king in the form of excessive taxes and give that to its rightful owners, the “commoners.”

Crisis Government

One of the most oft used methods, used to this day by those who would run your lives is taking advantage of any “crisis” that comes along, and if one doesn’t come along, creating one. Have you ever wondered why it seems like there is a new “crisis” announced just about every day? President Obama’s chief of staff, Rahm Emmanuel, is famously quoted as saying, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” That’s because to “cure” a crisis, those who wish to control you can get laws passed that they could not have hoped to pass without that “crisis.”

Massive Conspiracy

Some think there is some kind of a “massive conspiracy” to control the world, run by the international bankers. They’re wrong. But there are conspiracies, and that is one of them. A single conspiracy would soon collapse under the weight of individual egos. Many conspiracies based on a philosophy do not. Most of today’s conspiracies are based on the philosophy of collectivism. Which is the reason why they look like a “single conspiracy to many. But it doesn’t matter who is right. The answer is investigation and exposure. These conspiracies can’t stand the “light of day.”

Totalitarianism

Under whatever name it uses, altruism (which is collectivism, socialism, communism, liberalism, progressivism, fascism, etc., it requires totalitarian government, to ensure everybody’s rights are subordinate to that of the state. It amazed me how many people don’t even know what collectivism is. My own sister didn’t know until I explained it to her.

Anarchy Can’t Work

No more than can collectivism. Ayn Rand, author of that prophetic work, “Atlas Shrugged,” said this about anarchy: “Anarchy, as a political concept, is a naïve floating abstraction: . . .a society without an organized government would be at the mercy of the first criminal who came along and would precipitate it into the chaos of gang warfare. It is the need for objective laws and for an arbiter of honest disagreements among men that necessitates the establishment of government.”

No More Than That

We need no more government than it takes to do that job. It has been said in Congress that there is nothing in the Constitution that says the government can take money and property from one person and give it to another, no matter how much he/she needs it. They want to make all your decisions for you. You should always be able to think for yourself. They don’t think you’re smart enough Don’t let them fool you! It isn’t logical. Use your own logic to reject their ideas.

No Logic, No Absolutes

Liberals (subjectivist collectivists) say there is no logic and no absolutes. They hope to prove that by making a “logical statement of an absolute,” which serves to illustrate their ignorance. That’s what Is love about debating liberals. Their sublime ignorance that causes them to have to use something they deny exists to illustrate their erroneous points.