Community Vs. Collectivism
by Brandon Smith
Personal Liberty Digest
June 19, 2012
Collectivism is an inadequate substitute for true community.
Tyranny thrives by feeding on human necessity. It examines what sustains us, what we hope for, what we desire and what we love, and it uses those needs as leverage against us.
If you want safety, tyrants will take it away and barter it back to you at a steep price. If you want to raise a family, then you must accept the state as a part-time parent. If you want independence, then you are simply labeled as a threat and done away with altogether. Autocratic rulers are first and foremost salesmen; they convince us that life itself has a cost, that we are born indebted and that all bills must be made payable to the establishment. First and foremost, we are sold on the idea that in all of this, we are ultimately alone.
It is within these manipulated concepts of cost and isolation that we discover the foundation of all totalitarian cultures: collectivism.