Collectivism: Collectivist paradigms state that it is impossible to show with any degree of precision what the contribution of an individual is, and all artifacts and accomplishments must be regarded as the result of a group effort.
1 : a political or economic theory advocating collective control especially over production and distribution; also : a system marked by such control
2 : emphasis on collective rather than individual action or identity
This Memorial Day, considering the current division that is widening in our nation between the American concept of individual rights and personal responsibility, and the socialist group-think, I thought a similar segment to last year’s ‘A Rebuttal To The Apology Tour’ was in order to remind us of what makes America different and why it became the greatest nation in the world. Our military does what no other does because they understand freedom better than any of us and are willing to lay down their lives for the innocent.
This article is NOT for the faint of heart or weak of stomach.
The Legacy of Collectivism from Marxism, Communism, Nazism to “Radical Islam” stretches far back in history, but as Americans, we have been involved in combating it for approximately a century starting with the Serbian-Austrian dustup that dragged us into WWI with an American death toll of 116,516. The insanity of Hitler’s National Socialist German Worker’s Party created another 405,399 American deaths. The Korean war cost us 36,576 lives, and the Vietnam War cost us 58,169; the Gulf War after Saddam’s aggression toward Kuwait, 529. The Iraq war created 4,400, and combat in Afghanistan has reached 1,087.
Collectivism has now entered the White House, the Congress, and the Supreme Court via progressive socialists that hide behind the names Democrat, Republican, and Independent.
What follows is a reminder of what collectivist thinking achieves; the murder of millions of innocents because they will not conform to the ‘greater good’ philosophy of marxists, communists, fascists, and socialists.