Thursday, February 25, 2010
The Origins of the Collective
What makes Communism a pariah and/or failed ideology? The answer is religious organizations of all stripes. Many might ask how a connection between the two can exist when we all know communism is a godless ideology.
To understand the connections we must first understand the historical applications used by religious organizations’. Human nature has an innate tendency to develop belief systems, or things to believe in that are outside of our capacity to understand, couple this with man’s unshakable drive to be in control of our surroundings including other people, makes supreme beings or such things a necessity.
The sun, moon, earth or the stars were good for starters, followed by images created from our imaginations. Once a deity is determined by those with the most prowesses among us, it must be impressed or imposed on all, to establish the validity of a belief. The methods’ of imposition are variable and infinite. This is human nature!
The ideology behind communism must replace the deity of creationism for it to take hold, thus it is in a sense a religious conviction or substitute belief system itself, where a single deity is replaced with an aggregate deity that must be believed in, and the leaders are replacements for the priests or preachers of religions. All organized religions are forms of the collective nature of men as much so as communism is a social collective. And both use force and coercion to impose their ideology on the aggregate of humanity.
This is not to be confused with the individual beliefs of people outside the influence of collective organizations, but it is the collective applications that make them both untenable.
The collective, wither you call it Socialism, Theocracy, Communism, Fascism, Democracy, Nazism, etc. are and have always been the primary obstacles to the progress of the internal psychological human condition.
In direct opposition to John Dunne, “everyman is an island” individual and independent an appendage of no other but in the likeness of life.