The Collective Ideology

By: Tom Chatham

Socialism is all about the collective. Everything is of, for and about the greater good. It is all done at the expense of the individual and personal property rights and privacy.

The root of the collective ideology is the need to have others make decisions for the individual. These individuals do not want to take the responsibility of making a bad decision and having to accept they made a mistake. They prefer to have the collective make the decisions and if they fail in some way they do not have to blame themselves but can blame others for their failure. This lack of responsibility gives them the childlike views they have of the world.

Since they can not fail of their own accord, anything they decide to do is possible and logical in their mind. When this lack of responsibility is challenged, they often become agitated and get mad. When their beliefs are challenged with facts and logic they respond with threats and insults that have little bearing on the issue.

These individuals react to situations with compassion and feelings rather than logic and knowledge. When anyone challenges these feelings they respond with accusations of being heartless and selfish. Anyone acting in a manner that benefits the individual is considered selfish. Any self promotion is considered destructive of the collective so individual rights are suppressed by these groups.

It is considered by the group that any acts or decisions are correct because the group agrees with them. In reality, the consensus of groups is usually wrong in most cases. This is called the herd mentality. Everyone feels the decision is correct because everyone else agrees. This usually leads to bad outcomes for the group but because no individual is held responsible for the decision, they feel they were right and the fault lies somewhere else.

With these bad decisions comes the reality of consequences. When the group think fails it is redirected at the individuals that do not conform to the group mentality. These individuals are blamed for the failures and are demonized by the group.

When individuals make their own decisions and succeed it is touted by the group as a result of the group effort and not the individual. When President Obama said “You didn’t build that”, this is what he meant. The group cannot comprehend individual accomplishment. This is due to the fact that most in the group could not achieve anything on their own because of this fear of responsibility. This is the basis of the idea that everyone is a winner and we are all equal in every way.

We are all born with equal opportunity but our individual skills determine how far we can go in life. It’s just a fact of life that some are endowed with more or better skills than others. Some people have a lot of book sense and some have a lot of common sense and a few are fortunate to have both. Some are very smart while some are very athletic.

It is these special traits of the individual that make the world function in an efficient way. These differences act like different size gears in a machine that give it the power and efficiency it produces. The collective mindset would have us believe we are all the same size gear. If this were true it would be a very limiting factor in our lives and culture.

In this collective there are leaders that espouse the collective ideology but they are very individualistic themselves. These leaders push the collective agenda but they are really acting in their own self interest while using the collective as a vehicle to fulfill their own selfish agenda. Actions speak louder than words. Just watch the actions of these leaders and they will show what they really are. It never fails.

The collective is a failed ideology that has been tried many times with the same results. In the end it destroys the individual incentive and delivers failure on a monumental scale. This collective spirit is once again rearing its’ ugly head and will result in the same outcome as before. It will end with poverty, despair and death for many.

The collective ideology should not be confused with the individual involvement in community. While the community may come together for a purpose it does so with the individuals seeking their own best interest. This self interest usually results in a beneficial result for the community as a whole. This is something the collective tries to accomplish by force but human nature usually prevents it. The childish and irrational actions of the collective ultimately prevent progress and cooperation that is beneficial to the population as a whole and usually ends badly.

This is the collective and it is slow, wasteful and irrational. It cannot make decisions based on logic or facts. It cannot create new ideas that work. It cannot see the errors it produces. It is blind, deaf and speaks in riddles and gibberish.

A recent statement by Rep. Keith Ellison shows the collective mindset for what it really is. He said, “The bottom line is we’re not broke, there’s plenty of money, It’s just the government doesn’t have it.” He also said, “The government has the right, the government and the people of the United States have the right to run the programs of the United States health, welfare, housing – all these things.” Ellison has introduced an income redistribution program called the Inclusive Prosperity Act.

Townhall’s Michael Schaus said the bill “optimizes the liberal progressive view of personal property.”

He added, “All wealth, according to Progressive Democrats like Ellison, is first and foremost property of the government. Personal wealth, and personal property, are what individuals are allowed to keep after government lays claim to what it feels is needed. Ellison’s idea that government can evaluate its fiscal abilities off of the amount of wealth he could potentially tax, demonstrates an eroding respect for personal property rights in this nation,”

Margaret Thatcher was correct when she said, the problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money. The collective ideology that now runs this country is about to prove her right.


Posted on August 7, 2013, in Preparedness and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. This is the big problem I see with socialism in general is it violates human nature. I simply will not work as hard for you and yours as I will for me and mine. This is why nearly every attempt to use socialism ( or communism ) as a form of govt simply fails in the end… can’t have a political system that violates human nature unless you enforce it at the point of a gun.

    True socialists are often lazy creatures. They think that by sharing the load, it makes it easier for everyone in the group. While that may be true on a large project, like an Amish barn raising, it is NOT true for the mundane, everyday work that needs doing around a place. Unfortunately, being lazy creatures, they don’t pull their weight, so someone else has to, OR less work gets done. Once EVERYBODY sits under the shade tree, and no one is plowing, the system falls apart.

    I have a neighbor that moved in next to my place that is that way.

    Somehow, he got the idea that a “community” was a “commune”…..meaning we all go over to each other’s place to split firewood, or fence or whatever, singing “Kum-by-Ya”. I don’t want his “help” because honestly I can get far more done without him than having to put up with him. And I can’t put up with someone that chooses to stay up until 1am watching movies, and can’t get out of bed before 9am. Or a whole host of other stupid, lazy choices.

    My prediction is he won’t make it here too long. Once it finally occurs to him that a homesteading life is less about watching YouTube versus the bone numbing work it REALLY takes to do it yourself, I suspect he will throw up his hands, leave, and blame the “community” for not supporting him and his tiny efforts.

    • I know exactly what you mean Andy. We have people from D.C. and Maryland that have bought waterfront lots around here over the years and they think because they own one lot they have say so over everything within view. If someone wants to build a shed or boathouse they yell and complain because it will spoil their view. Everything is about them and the hell with people that have lived here for generations. They move in and want the whole community to change to their way of thinking. Some eventually blend in but most never change and they are easy to spot. They don’t realize locals are less inclined to help them when they’re in a jam because of their attitude. Some people just don’t get it.

  2. Yeah Tom….I call it the “back up in (insert whatever over taxed, over regulated hell hole they moved away from )” syndrome.

    “Well, back up in Ohio ( for example ), we would do it this way ( or that way )”

    Which, of course, begs the question:

    “If it was such a freaking paradise, WHY did you move from there ?”

    • Oh, I see you’ve run into this before too. People leave a city or country and come to where you live and want to do the same things that caused them to want to leave there and apparently these people are too dense to realize it. I think that’s what has really happened to this country. Everyone bringing their failed ideas here as if they will suddenly work now. I think they call that the definition of insanity.

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