Collectivism Versus Individualism: One Of These Doctrines Are at Odds With America

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Collectivism Versus Individualism: One Of These Doctrines Are at Odds With America

New York – -(AmmoLand.com)- The Arbalest Quarrel discusses at length, on our weblog, the principles grounding two incompatible philosophical systems.

See, “The Modern Civil War: Collectivism vs. Individualism,” posted in October 2018.

The framers of the U.S. Constitution, the founders of our free Republic, structured a Nation on the principles of Individualism, not those of Collectivism. The Radical Left, brazenly attempting to take over our Country, as it is gaining control over the Democratic Party, attempts to exercise absolute control over public discussion and discourse–presumptuously, sanctimoniously, presuming to be the voice of both sanity and morality. The mainstream media follows suit, indoctrinating the public in the new social, economic, political, and legal order, predicated on the principles of Collectivism.

Collectivism and Individualism are at odds with each other, wholly incompatible.

And, in the words and actions of the Collectivists, we see a Nation they seek to create–one divested of its laws, customs, traditions, history, and Judeo-Christian ethic–a Nation that is divested of its very identity and soul. These Collectivists seek to subsume our Nation into a supranational organization of Western States. The differences between Collectivism and Individualism are stark.

Let us be clear. Democratic Party candidates entering the race for U.S. President espouse a political, economic, social, financial, and legal system grounded on the precepts of Collectivism, not Individualism.

Democratic Socialism
Democratic Socialism

The Nation they conceive cannot be squared with the U.S. Constitution as it exists. And, no one should be surprised that these Collectivists would call, shrilly and audaciously, for several changes to be made to it. Contenders, recently announcing their candidacy, namely, Kristen Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, and Cory Booker unabashedly declare radical Socialist positions. Each tries to outdo the other. Beto O’Rourke the Radical Left Democratic Party candidate is also pondering a run. These politicians espouse political, social, economic, and financial positions far to the left of Joseph Biden; and even to the left of Bernie Sanders—difficult as it is too believe. Not surprisingly, these people show no reluctance in both misconstruing and attacking our Constitution.

Among the radical views expressed by these contenders, vying for the Democratic Party crown, we see: Constraints on the Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Association; Constraints on Freedom of Religion; Abrogation of the Second Amendment; an End to Habeas Corpus; an End to Freedom from Unreasonable Searches and Seizures; Abrogation of the Electoral College; Vast Expansion of the House of Representatives, promising outsize representation of California, in Congress; Continued Politicization of our Bureaucratic Institutions; Radical Expansion of the Federal Government; Absolute Federal Control over Public Education; Porous Geographical Borders, permitting free flow of non-citizens both into and out of our Country; the granting of voting rights to non-citizens, and career felons; a curious tolerance for crimes committed by illegal aliens, including drug cartels, against our Nation's citizens; and, through it all, the desire to close all debate on their radical agenda.

Where would this all lead? The citizenry would inevitably witness the dismantling of our Nation State; renouncement of the U.S Constitution. Arguably, we would see the integration of our Nation into a pan-North, Central, and Southern American Confederation, eventually connected politically, socially, economically, and legally to the EU.

Socialist precepts, beliefs, and desires have run amok in our Nation. Any vestige of a Nation as conceived by our founders may very well draw to a close if Democrats take control of the U.S. Presidency in 2020. The Democratic Party is no longer–if it ever truly was–the Party of Moderate political and social thought and discourse.

The Democratic Party leadership takes its cue now from new radical members. The Leftist agenda is seeing a dangerous re-emergence and resurgence in America—not seen since the early Twentieth Century. The Socialist and Communist belief system, grounded on the precepts of Collectivism, is naturally accepted among the poorly educated illegal aliens among us, as they are familiar with it, and have most to gain from it. They are steeped in it. And, their ranks grow every year.

More disturbingly, we see this strange belief system of Collectivism, adopted by a younger generation of Americans. That may be due to radical, doctrinaire changes to our Nation’s public education system. The political, social, economic, financial, and legal fabric of our Nation is at risk. It is all being questioned, criticized, reevaluated. Nowhere is that more in evidence than in the matter of firearms' ownership and possession in this Country. Will our Nation survive, in the form our Founders structured it, as a free Republic? The question of the future of firearms' ownership and possession in this Country is central to that question.

How the gun issue dynamic shapes up in 2019 and beyond, into the 2020 Presidential Primary Season, will likely impact the ultimate question facing our Nation:

Is our Bill of Rights to be perceived as codification of natural law, sacrosanct and inviolate, as understood by our Founders, who believed in the principles underlying Individualism. Or is it to be perceived as nothing more than a compendium of man-made law, as accepted by the proponents of Collectivism–which we see in other Nations, whose populations conceive their laws as ever malleable, subject to reworking or repeal, not unlike those of our man-made Congressional Statutes?

This question goes to the heart of what it means to be an American citizen. And, because this question, tacit though it be, nonetheless underscores what is at stake in the coming U.S, Presidential election, as our Nation stands at a crossroads, a critical juncture in our Nation's history. It is not an exaggeration to assert that the American citizenry is facing a monumental crisis in 2020. There have only existed a few others.

Our forefathers fought George III and the might of the British empire. That was our first mighty struggle. We prevailed.

The founders of our Republic then debated the form our Nation should take. That was our second mighty struggle. The founders agreed with the ratification of the United States Constitution, and, so, succeeded in their effort.

We then faced major wars and depressions, and the might of the Soviet Union. These calamitous events combined, constituted, together, our third major struggle. We overcame them all, our Nation and its Constitution surviving, intact.

We are now facing internal conflict as radical elements in our society, organized and supported by foreign internationalist groups and wealthy individuals, seek to undermine our Constitution, our people, our Republic, and our fundamental rights and liberties. In doing so callously, insidiously, seditiously—deliberately creating dissension among us, dividing each of us, one from the other, to accomplish their monstrous aims.

The dangers we face as a Nation today are caused less from disruption and explosion from outside, and more from implosion within. It is the work of a massive Fifth Column, actively at work, in our Country. It is marked by its insinuation into and control over the Democratic Party machinery. But it operates at many other levels of our Government. And it operates in our communities’ in the sectors of business, finance, and media; and even within the legal profession. Nothing is left untouched. This fourth major battle has been waging for the last thirty years. This fourth major battle has been waging for the last thirty years. And this new danger is unique for the diabolical approach it employs to destroy our Nation. The ruptures in our Nation, seeded by the machinations of this Fifth Column are now bearing poisonous fruit.

But, the Fifth Column struggle for dominance over our Nation and its Countrymen isn’t over. But what we see is dire. We will know soon enough, whether the disruptors of our Nation, these purveyors of lies, succeed. The outcome of the 2020 U.S. Presidential election will do much to decide whether our Nation survives in the manner our founders have bequeathed it to us or falls under the weight of those who seed dissension and discord from within.

If a Democratic Party candidate should gain control of the U.S. Presidency, and the Fifth Column that controls it continues to extend its tentacles into, around, and through every organ of our Nation. It is slowly squeezing the life out of our Nation—we will, indeed, have lost, and those who have fought and died to create a Great, unique Nation and those who have since fought and died to preserve it, will have done so in vain. For, nothing will remain of our Nation but an empty shell. All vestige of what we once were as a great Nation and great People will be lost forever.


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Socialism itself would fail after the wealthy people run out of money. Global authority would be another story. Look at the UK and their struggle to get loose from the EU. You can vote yourself into this garbage but you might have to shoot to get yourself out of it. Those that think they will be better off with either situation would have a big surprise if it ever did take place because they would become expendable peons and tossed out with the garbage or put on the long black train. It is not broke so it does not need… Read more »

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Democrats (socialists, Marxists, progressives, communists, or whatever the hell they call themselves this week) intend to change this country from a Constitutional Republic – as it was intentionally designed by the Founders to be – into a socialist regime. By definition, that stance/intent absolutely, inarguably proves them to be “domestic enemies of the US.” The very creatures that all military and law enforcement personnel have sworn a permanent oath of honor to defend this country against. Civil war is approaching… inexorably, unavoidably. The socialists’ actions demand it, and they will not stop those actions until violently forced to do so.… Read more »

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@JoeUS, We can change that result by retaking control of our local school boards. Let us ensure a curriculum that supports our economic system and Constitution. Let us send our children into the future firm in the knowledge that that they have undiminishable Constitutional Rights, and that their finances are up to them.
And then let us turn our attention to “higher education”.

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If you imagine the U.S. as this long-time bastion of radical individualism, all you need to do is look at the immigration policies of the country up until 1965 to belie this. Americans have always had a strong individualist streak, but historically, we knew who we were as a people. The modern propaganda about how anyone in the world can be an American, and how America is a nation of ideas not blood is revisionist nonsense pushed by the descendants of immigrants to recast themselves as equally legitimate to the Anglo founding stock. The Founders knew that the government they… Read more »

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As usual Mr.Katz,excellent.

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I look back at the stories we were told about life in the Soviet Union in the 1960s and recall the freedom we had in this country back then. Today it seems we have become more and more like what the Soviet Union was back then and definitely have lost so many freedoms we once had back then. It was a creeping thing, done little by little, unnoticed at the time, but with a terrible accumulative effect which those of us who are “older” can see clearly, but to younger people, it’s just “the way things are” and acceptable. Josef… Read more »

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Ammoland is too good to allow themselves to be dragged down by a bunch of garbage. You guys have some of the greatest columnists in history. I, personally would like to say thank you, Ammoland for your USUAL standards.

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Bottom line socialism communism Islamic’s are the main deteriorating factors of the United States today lying politicians come in a close second

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