Collectivism also denounces the family and sees the family unit as detrimental to society and the collective. At a very basic level Collectivists believe the nuclear family is a tool of the ruling class, an institution used to teach its members to submit to ruling class authority.
Early on, Marx and other Collectivists saw the family as a mechanism through which private property (a key part of capitalism) could be passed on to heirs – as parents living in a monogamous relationship would know who impregnated whom!!! This way it was an ideal mechanism for the proof of paternity.
Althusser (1971) a French Marxist, argued that in order for capitalism to survive people must be taught how to think and behave, and the family (as well as schools and the mass media) was the best mechanism for doing this. Collectivists argue ideology is the best tool for getting people to think and behave in a way you want them to. Therefore, through the process of socialization, family immerses its members into a false consciousness, for example unlike functionalists which see the family as a harmonious institution, Collectivists see the family as a place of conflict, with unequal relations of power between its members. This becomes analogous to the inequalities in society.
Here is an example of the results of the breakdown of the family unit where kids are not a part of strong family unit.
A mob of 40-60 young people streamed onto a BART train in Oakland the other night, robbing multiple riders of bags and cell phones and injuring at least two people, according to BART officials. The attack was so quick, police reported, that the teenagers were able to retreat from the station and vanish into the surrounding East Oakland neighborhood before BART officers could respond.
These marauding gangs of thugs and thieves operate with impunity. Attacks by teens on Bart customers has been a regular occurrence, but mostly in smaller groups and not on the trains but on the boarding platforms.
This is what happens under left wing collectivist governments. Every major US city is under collectivist control which is why they are failing and city dwellers are fleeing — but it doesn’t end there. The anti-human consequences of collectivism are not static, it’s a slippery slope. Look at where it led the National Socialists in Germany, the Stalinist's in Russia, Maoists, Marxists, et al
The goal of the collectivist was always to smuggle this country into welfare collectivism by means of single, concrete, specific measures, enlarging the power of the government a step at a time, never permitting these steps to be summed up into principles, never permitting their direction to be identified or the basic issue to be named. Thus, collectivism was to come, not by vote or by violence, but by slow rot—by a long process of evasion and epistemological corruption, leading to a fait accompli.
Big, suffocating government and anarchy — no one will be arrested in San Francisco. No will pay except, of course, the law-abiding citizen – the scourge of the collectivist. The media will ignore this and it will receive little coverage calling the marauding mob victims of the system. The media, and the collectivist politician and public will then report on the evil of those who advocate for strong family units that teach their children morality and respect. The media and the collectivist politician and public will continue to admonish the family unit because a strong family unit is essential to a strong individualist society.
The end result of any collectivist society is a broken society, morally and economically.