A collectivist (Marxists, communists, socialists, progressives, Democrats, - all virtually the same) believes it is a group rather than an individual who is at the center of all social, political, and economic concerns, and issues. Those who are proponents of this ideology say that the interests and claims of groups, with the state being the primary group, supersede those of individuals. This is in direct contrast to the founding of the United States when our founders stated that the rights of the individual come from the Creator and not from the state.
The Collectivist thus advocates, a society being a group, is considered to be superior to an individual. It is treated as some sort of super-organism over and above individuals that make it. Collectivism believes in the subjugation of the individual to the state and the individual has to sacrifice for the collective good of the people by suppressing their desire to pursue their happiness. The proponents of collectivism consider their stand to be superior to those of individualists as they are morally superior thinking of the collective good of the group or the society.
The collectivist movement is not just alive and well in the United States, but it is also moving within the European Union as the EU tries to instill collectivism not only within individual states of Europe but to suppress the rights of the individual states to the demands of the group called the European Union. Great Britain has rejected this idea of abdicating their sovereignty to the EU. Other nations are revolting as well just as many individuals within the Untied States are revolting against the collectivist movement within our country. The same forces are being rejected; forced illegal and uncontrolled immigration, economic control, and control over the lives and thoughts of the individual.
Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán has labelled the European Union’s mass migration-friendly policies as being one of the two gravest mistakes made by the political bloc going into 2020. The Hungarian leader made his comments earlier this week, stating that both mass migration and the current state of the eurozone economy would be major issues that the European Union member-states would have to deal with in the coming year.
“Every intelligent person knows that 2020 will be a difficult year for Europe. Two serious mistakes were made in Brussels. One was the admission of migrants and the other was the disruption of European economic policy,” Mr Orbán said. “Immigration is a key issue for Europe. Not only today, this year or the next but for decades. It defines European politics and relations between European countries. In the Western countries to which they have been admitted, the Muslim population is growing year by year, and the Christian population is declining,” Orbán noted.
The Hungarian leader mentioned the influence of Hungarian-American left-wing billionaire George Soros and his network of NGOs on EU migration policy, saying, “The Soros network is reaching the point where it wants to transform Europe into a mixed culture continent, possibly by eliminating nation-states. They will continue to push for this plan and will use all their tools.”
The collectivists, in their thirst for control and power, will use any means necessary. They understand they must cause upheaval in a society. This will enable them to bring about their desired collectivist society. We who believe in freedom, liberty, and the rights of the individual must understand the evil of not only collectivism, but those who advocate for collectivism. They have no standards, no rules, are totally unethical, and believe that “the ends always justify the means.” We have seen how they work; Lenin and Trotsky in Russia, Hitler in Germany, Mao in China, Castro in Cuba, and Chavez in Venezuela.
It is because their success always results in tyranny and failed states that people such as Orbain, Johnson, and Trump have pursued so diligently the opposite of collectivism, which is individualism. If you cherish freedom, liberty, private property, and your right to pursue your own happiness and dreams, you must understand the evil of collectivism and the freedom of individualism, and you must understand these differences beyond the bumper sticker mentality of social media. This is critical, because if collectivism is to be suppressed, it will take each of us setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of others.
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