Collectivism as defined by Webster, psychological and sociological disciplines and critics of the mere mention of an anti-collectivist philosophy-as-such has little relevant meaning to the dire, and dear to me, dangers incurred to Western Civilization by virtue of Collectivism as an ideological fixture-in-itself.
Collectivism simply means group-mind over individual-spirit.
How is this problematic and, indeed, definitively dangerous for Citizens of the U.S.?
I'll answer this, bearing my recent article "What Is Psychical Energy and How Is It Inherently Evil?" in mind, with a short list of Collectivism-as-such's DIRTY LAUNDRY:
Collectivists, along with many adherents to the false god of ideology-in-itself, deny the positions of the heart-as-such and characteristic being-alongside-others, the intention of their circumstance, their own genuine beliefs and morays not to mention anything that could be deemed questionable in-itself. If questioned on authentic platform positions and posturing regarding their politik, a Collectivist will inevitably seek to obfuscate rather than shine a light upon their intents, a priori moral equivocations, and - not to be too trite and brutish with language - their "ends-as-such". What are the ends of Collectivism? One thing, in-and-of-itself... heaven on earth.
Collectivism, by seeking to eliminate all opposition, clearly reveals what makes the "means-as-such" of ideology-in-itself and collectivism in-and-of-itself so devastatingly destructive to any opposition in the U.S.
That is - the alpha character-as-such and how collectivism's ramifications engender this character upon unwilling participants in a schemata which knowingly places it's adherents in bondage-for-itself.
Collectivism, unlike Individualism-in-itself, is not only loathe to take any role in a society other than that of the Alpha and Omega; but, in fact is incapable of it. When put in a subordinate position, Collectivists thrash about like wounded bears on LSD.
It leads to many personal problems for MANY people!
Think of shootings, merciless and destructive and cruel as they are...
Shootings are, more often than not, the result of frustrated, annoyed and uncontrollably tumultuous collectivism in-itself and for-itself, or in-and-of-itself! It's a fact.
Let's move on to the next central swatch of soiled linen - I won't take a minute of your time...
Collectivism engenders group-think, which is - in lue of my "What Is Psychical Energy..." piece - not only inappropriate for workplaces, a degenerative force on children's fragile Freedom, abused subversively much too frequently in informing and gossip-for-itself - but it is a dangerously 'unsecured channel' so to speak.
Who's to say that this same 'mind' of-and-for-itself is of the same paradigm as manners, etiquette...
Western Civilization proper?
That is to say, psychical energy and it's systematization may be susceptible to possible encroachment by terrorists.
Group-mind is dangerous and, not to be too glib, an insufficiently examined security risk for the U.S.
Further, to continue with this dreadful grasping of straws, group-think requires people to give their rights, as guaranteed by the Constitution of America, to the sweaty palms and clenched fists of a Regime; to the whims and notional inclination of whatever reigning "ethic" happens to result from Collectivism-as-such's barbarity or neurosis.
Trusting in collectivism-as-such is of kin to trusting in a pack of subdued wildebeests - untamed by anything other than the reigning order inherent in the oft-enjoyed "Natural Plane".
To trust in the Natural Plane-as-such is to trust that god resides in the woods.
Collectivism leads us, inevitably to this conclusion.
The state of nature as order.
It's a crying lie. In fact, notable theologian R.C. Sproul has made a great case for the conceptualization of the "Natural Plane-in-itself" as the locale of lucifer!
But I digress...
Collectivism gives to all an inheritance of profane obedience, in direct opposition to individual duty.
Honor, repentance, tradition all degenerate under collectivist rule!
Think of how a, say, multi-culturalist/universalist thinker regards concessions to obedience in opposition to the directly apposite conceptualization of duty towards Honor in-and-of-itself.
Bring to the fore how one might be led to give away the true meaning of repentance. The whole 'turning from sin' as cessation of bad behavior theory regarding what many consider to be the most central and important aspect of redemption-in-actuality.
No offense to the sober and church-going;
But the "Turning from Sin" interpretation of repentance is, more often than not, overwhelmingly inadequate as representative of it's original meaning.
My personal opinion?
Repentance is far more of kin to, say, a formal apology to Hosana on High than the odd notional/episcopalian framing of 'turning from sin' being a kind of repentance-as-change.
Collectivism, for the sake of a kind of diluted and meaningless pragmatism, must of necessity make the authentic and time-honored traditions of the Bible as a very fierce and, to put it mildly, grave work into a kind of farce-in-itself. For-the-sake-of-which the only lesson is one of learning to transform. Transfer into the jackass who repeats, by virtue of repetition, the repetitions of what was repeated - an holy 'friendlier and more compatible' interpretation of the original works of the Bible.
I mean, that really IS the main garment, soaked in urine which stinks to high heaven - and everyone smells it who sits calmly, patiently in the white walled room in which the garment lay:
That little sweet stench is not only the result of collectivism, but is part and parcel with the maneuverings and deceptions resulting from ideological rather than philosophical priority.
Ideology is the means of collectivism.
R.T. Stillwell of Domestic Democracy United