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Epitome of the Collectivist Soul The following tweet does not get any clearer. It is the perfect example of a collectivist soul taken to the extreme for a political agenda. I read about this on Rush Limbaugh: You Won’t Believe What Insane Liberals Want to Donate to Justice Ginsburg From the transcript: A collectivist soul thinks this way. And it is entirely normal for him. In essence, a collectivist (like Simon) thinks of human lives as replacements for reality. Except that is not entirely accurate since it is from my perspective. In other words, it is accurate from my perspective, but not from his. From his perspective, reality doesn't exist and only other people to be distributed by him (and those like him) exist. I mean, the fact that one cannot give a literal day of one's life to another human being is merely an inconvenient detail for this guy's utopic vision. Never mind that this capacity does not exist in reality and never will exist if life as we know it is the standard. For him, reality is so timesome and insignificant, wot? And there's more. The Distributed Ones are nothing to him but raw material or barnyard animals that can be remolded, reengineered and/or destroyed at will. Sometimes he will entertain himself with such human livestock and make stories about them (principally victimization stories to promote a collectivist political agenda), but other than that, they are all interchangeable and, ultimately, dispensable. In outlook on the individual, this kind of mind is more insect than human. Michael
This struck me today while I was reading a book. My thought is that totalitarians like Schicklgruber or Stalin or Mao didn't choose to do what they didn't because of "altruist" premises. Rand's argument is that no selfish (Randian sense) would commit the horrors that they committed. But, while I was sitting down, I reflected on how much time I spend thinking about politics and I came to the idea that these men did the things that they did because they had the desire to shape society/the world. Any thoughts?