Wednesday, March 20, 2019

On the Existential Struggles of Our Time, Part II

By Stu Cvrk, Retired Naval Officer, Constitutional Conservative March 13, 2019

What may lead to the ultimate demise of the United States of America? Can the country’s future demise be prevented with fore-knowledge and action? This is the second of a three-part series that will examine the three main existential struggles ongoing in the Age of Trump. Part I defined the phrase “existential struggle” and examined Globalism versus Nationalism. Part II elucidates the ideological conflict between Individualism and Collectivism.
 
What is collectivism? It can be defined as “a cultural value that is characterized by emphasis on cohesiveness among individuals and prioritization of the group over self.” Ayn Rand, the great Russian philosopher, has my favorite definition: Collectivism means the subjugation of the individual to a group—whether to a race, class or state does not matter. Collectivism holds that man must be chained to collective action and collective thought for the sake of what is called “the common good”..............To Read More......
 

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