A major difference between an Individualist society and a Collectivist society is their tolerance for different opinions. The Individualist society, remember Individualism is the ideology upon which the United States was founded, is the ideology that is based on individual liberty and freedom, it protects the rights of all and encourages an open debate.
The Collectivists society, remember Collectivism is the ideology upon which Marxism, communism, socialism, progressivism, and the modern Democrat party are based. It requires all conform to the dictates of the state. The state will have been transformed into a democracy which quickly becomes a dictatorship. Democracies are by definition a dictatorship. Ultimate power, which is at first held by the majority, is held by fewer and fewer until it is held in the hands of a small committee or even just one. Because collectivism requires conformity, and because power is held by fewer and fewer, collectivism cannot, will not tolerate individual liberty or freedom and will not tolerate individual thoughts and ideas. Collectivism requires and demands total conformity to the dictates of the state.
Whereas individualism protects individual liberty, freedom, and thought, the means by which people strive for their goals, must be open and transparent. The adherence to protecting individual liberty and freedom requires that all views, political and other, not be outlawed or censored. Collectivism demands adherence to the mantra that the means always justify the ends. Collectivists do whatever is necessary, including outlawing, censoring, isolating, and eliminating any who would oppose or even disagree with the dictates of the state.
Russia in 2021
Russia’s Supreme Court ordered the country’s best-known human rights group be liquidated, capping a year of crackdowns on Kremlin critics unseen since the Soviet days. Closing the group would increase the risk of “total repression” in Russia, one of Memorial’s lawyers, Maria Eismont, said during the final hearings.
The past year has also seen Putin’s leading critic Alexei Navalny jailed, after returning from Germany for treatment for poisoning that has been describe as a state-backed assassination attempt. Navalny’s political network was banned as extremist and many of his allies have been jailed or fled.
United States in 2021
People in Washington DC, not necessarily at the Capitol, on January 6th are in restrictive housing, aka solitary. People congregated in Washington DC on January 6, 2021, in opposition to accepting the fraudulent election results.
The Collectivist movement, the Democrat Party and some RINO’s, has asserted that the happenings on January 6th constituted an insurrection. The FBI was sent to different parts of the country to arrest any suspected of voicing their legitimate and substantiated belief that the November 3, 2020, election was manipulated and determined by vote counters and not by legal voters. Not one of those arrested has been charged with insurrection. Many being held haven’t been charged with anything.
The Collectivists in Russia and the United States are using any and all means they deem necessary to achieve their goal of transforming their nations into Marxist totalitarian societies with total power held by the “dictatorship of the proletariat.” United Russia and the Democrat party have the same goal and use the same tactics. The difference they have is that United Russia is in Russia and the Democrat party is in the United States.
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