Collectivism v individualism

Norman Dodd mentions the word “collectivism” in his interview. This has been described as “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.” That might not sound so unreasonable perhaps. Indeed prominent politicians such as Bill Clinton have openly demonstrated their attitudes to this philosophy. Shortly after his election Clinton thanked his former mentor Carol Quigley, the author of Tragedy and Hope – a work which gives an insight into collectivism.

In the following video G Edward Griffin explains the crucial difference between collectivism and individualism. He states that while the theory of collectivism is based on making decisions for the greater number this neglects the rights of the smaller number. He also makes the point that leaders take these decisions in the belief that their decisions are for the greater good. However, he argues that in extreme forms this can result in imprisonment or elimination of the smaller number.

Whether or not you view this extreme form as unlikely, it seems unwise in the extreme to pass legislation which is beyond our needs. It would suggest that we need vigilance in the Department of Home Affairs. If a member is tasked with running the department then they need to be streetwise. They need to think ahead and ensure that we are not introducing unnecessarily harsh or stringent legislation just because it is contained in the draft, which came from somewhere. Where indeed?

Yet another former US president has made references to unseen but pervasive powers.

Woodrow Wilson stated: “ Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men’s views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of somebody, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.”

Quigley states: “There does exist and has existed for a generation, an international Anglophile network which operates to some extent in the way the Radical Right believes the Communists act…….. it wishes to remain unknown, and I believe its role in history is significant enough to be known.” The following link containing an article entitled How the World Operates is well-worth reading:


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