Sunday, June 20, 2004

Collectivism and liberalism.

The triumph of socialism doesn't mean just liberalism with a few window dressings of social programs attached to it. This may not come as a surprise to people who regularly view this site but, well, the triumph of socialism means also the triumph of collectivism, which, in destroying the liberal mode of politics (although not liberty), opens up society for new experiences and forms of social organization and activity not even conceivable in liberal times.

Abolition of the liberal mode of politics and production doesn't mean giving up liberty but sacrificing the illusory culture of politics which prevails in capitalist america for a politics based on collective thought which responds to the reality of life.

Collectivism doesn't mean the abolition of individualism but instead the transference of individualism into a new form.

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