The moment you are collectivized according to group identity, and even if the dominant group (that wielding supreme coercive power) is the one in which you happen to belong, your annihilation is assured, both spiritually (metaphysically) and (eventually) physically. As a member of the dominant group you might feel safe for a while, but that time is most definitely borrowed. And it is to your advantage to understand that your sense of security is astonishingly irrational.
Did the fact that they were white and German protect the “master race” from the horror and destruction which befell Nazi Germany both from within and without? Were the proletariat spared the fear, abuse, starvation, incarceration, and firing squads of the Politburos of Soviet Russia or Communist China? How are the Korean PEOPLE faring under the oppressive thumb of the leadership of the Democratic PEOPLE’S Republic of (North) Korea? What about the poor working classes in Pol Pot’s Cambodia or Castro’s Marxist-Nationalist Cuba?
If you don’t know the answers to these questions, a cursory Google search will provide you with them in less than 90 seconds.
There is no rational, moral, or lasting benefit to belonging to any socio-political collective, be it the scapegoated (e.g. white males in America from the latter 20th century to the present) or the lauded (e.g. virtually anyone, including animals, except white men in the same time frame) because such a thing is simply a defiance of Truth. The collectivization of the individual, and when given his facile and utterly subjective collective Identity, be it race, gender, religion, political party, culture, nationality etc., etc., entirely denies him. And thus to collectivize the individual is to destroy him, and this in turn—individualism being the very foundation upon which rational reality (that is, the nature of ourselves) is defined—makes the lasting perseverance of humanity impossible until the political power structure which is forcing collectivized reality upon the masses collapses. And this collapse is inevitable…the political power structure will either fall prematurely due to the greed, laziness, and inevitably resultant incompetence of its state officials, or it will run its full course to a necessary conclusion: the death of everyone under its authority; and thus it will collapse because it no longer has anyone left to rule, making it no longer an authority. That is, its ideological and practical self-contradiction will have come full circle. And inside the circle the individual is destroyed, regardless of the group with which he is identified.
Each one of us possesses an absolutely singular consciousness, which I define more precisely as our innate ability to know Self (Awareness of the “I”). This metaphysical singularity (of Self) serves as THE reference for all of reality. In other words, what is real must be real TO THE SELF. For without the Self, reality cannot be referenced, and thus it cannot be defined, and thus it cannot be said to exist, and thus it cannot be said to be REAL.
The Sense of Self is is why the most distinguishing aspect of human identity is its linguistic reference to the “I” of existence. That is, human beings reference themselves as “I”—as a fundamental singularity—despite our bodies being non-singular…that is, a collection of parts: limbs, organs, veins, capillaries, ligaments and muscles and sinews, cells, molecules, atoms, particles, and on and on. Yet we instinctively understand that our awareness and agency—that which makes me “Me” and you “You” and him and her “Him” and “Her”—are not parts, but an IS. And because this singularity is the root of our very Identity, we all NECESSARILY and innately use the pronoun “I”; and “I” qua “I” cannot by definition be “We”. The Individual cannot be Collective. Though ontically our bodies are collective, instinctively humanity develops language around the Self, proclaiming “I” as the linguistic representation of the singular frame of reference for reality…a reality which collapses once “I” is sacrificed to “Us”. Because “Us” is naturally the antithesis of “I”. That is, “Us” as the reference for reality specifically and necessarily subordinates “I” to an IDEAL that is beyond the Individual. And that Ideal is the Collective (race, nation, culture, class, etc.). The Individual who is collectivized then BELONGS to the group, utterly subordinated to it at the very root of existence. The logical conclusion of this is that the Individual, being metaphysically subordinated to the Collective, ceases to have any relevance in and of himself, and therefore is seen as entirely NON-existant…he is an offense to the existant “reality” of the group, and thus morally reprehensible and necessarily disposable. He will be murdered in service to the group, first spiritually (metaphysically), and then, eventually, physically.
If the “Us” of the Collective is the metaphysical foundation of reality then it becomes that which is objective…or objectively real. This necessitates that the Individual must become that which is subjective…or subjectively real. Therefore the Individual can be given NO definition at all, since there is, OBJECTIVELY, no ONE to communicate with some ONE else in order to agree upon a definition. In fact NOTHING can be defined because all definitions become a function of Authority—that which exists to force the Collective Ideal upon Individuals (more on this in a bit)—not reason. And Authority is FORCE, not TRUTH, and thus Authority is the very antithesis of meaningful reality. It therefore is the promoter of rank chaos…of not meaning but MEANINGLESSNESS. In other words, once humanity is redefined as metaphysically collective, RATIONALLY defining reality becomes impossible. Reality becomes disorganized, not organized, because language, which relies upon REASON for its relevance, is replaced with POWER (Authority). And this is why the more humans become socialized (which means collectivized), the more chaotic and hypocritical society becomes. Men are women and whites are black and adults are infants and she is he and propaganda is news and accusation is proof and majorities are minorities and psychological projection is righteous indignation and socialism is freedom and fascists are anti-fascists and punishment is privilege and bullies are victims. And the natural political consequence of an increasingly chaotic and meaningless reality is growing tyranny.
So…if you want to know why the United States looks the way it does today, well, now you do. The madness, you see, when you understand the metaphysical differences between Collectivism and Individualism and all that these differences necessarily imply about epistemology and ethics and politics and aesthetics, ironically makes PERFECT sense.
Collectivism, due to its inherent rational inconsistency, simply cannot provide a framework for any kind of efficacious reality. And in such a metaphysical context the Individual will be considered utterly insufficient to existence. NO individual, then, no matter the group in which he is placed, can ever ultimately thrive in a Collectivist context. The individual—be HE, HIMSELF, black, white, gay, straight, Christian, Muslim, etc., etc.—represents an absolute offense to the Collective and will be destroyed. It is not the black INDIVIDUAL, for example, which the Collectivism of Black Lives Matters cares about, but BLACKNESS the IDEAL. And that Ideal is what REALLY shall be promoted and served. And as all abstract Ideals must have a practical incarnation in order to force Individuals into their service, the Ideal becomes, for all practical intents and purposes, the small number of men and women who exist as its political officials. In other words, the ruling elite who “lead” the movement are the Authority represeting the transcendent Ideal in the tangible world, and they, being IT for all practical purposes, become the SOLE beneficiaries of the “justice” the Ideal promises. BLACKNESS (using our example) as represented by the ruling Authority, not black PERSONS, reaps all the power and all the wealth and all the “rights” and all the “justice”.
The natural, unavoidable, and unalterable purpose of Collectivism is to destroy every man, woman, and child, no matter who they are, with no ultimate regard for any ONE’s class, race, economic or social status, etcetera. None of that makes any difference in the end. If left to run its course, Collectivism, no matter what pet group identity it is said to represent, is NO respector of persons. And so in a way, this actually DOES make it the most “socially just and equal” of all philosophical paradigms:
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