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Message Subject Collectivism VS Individualism, which would you choose?
Poster Handle Reiz
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Heh, another advantage of collectivism. Its harder to create an enemy within. I keep hearing more and more about how US soldiers are refusing to answer questions about whether they'd shoot American citizens, or just saying they wouldn't do it period. Well that makes perfect sense considering the thought processes of a collective, the idea of attacking yourself is totally irrational.

This is something that will be interesting to watch as it plays out. Obviously the most logical solution is to change the definition of what is an is not part of an American citizen. Scapegoating, a common fascist tactic.

However it appears that the States is having a little more trouble with it than I'd anticipated. But that can be easily overcome via the deindividuizing nature of organized forces like militaries. Put people in the same uniform, give them orders, they no longer really think as individuals. Even if they as an individual would not murder a civilian, they as a soldier being ordered as part of a platoon likely would. There've been lots of psychological experiments done in the past that have proven this. I wonder how effective it will really be, or if it will lead to civil war.
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