The Individual v. The Collective
Embracing individualism and the dangers of collectivism and group identity.
Nobody can go through life without something happening to them. It isn't necessarily that this is a bad thing, but rather a good one. Things happen all of the time to you and they are good, bad, and sometimes a bit of both. These things do not necessarily need to demand that we respond a certain way to them, but how we respond to them is what usually ends up defining us. It is also what makes us individuals. It is not always easy to go through life without blaming certain groups for things that may or may not have happened to them or to someone like them. Society is fraught with these generalizations. Scapegoats have been around forever. They are anesthesia for failure. It does not mean that they are true or necessarily even false, but the storylines that we are told from above are laced with these things. Current narratives are to accept that white people are the only group that can be racist while everyone else is oppressed. These narratives try to push that you are in your group and your group needs power. Therefore every single thing that a member of your group does is to try to gain power at the expense of the others. To not accept that runs the risk that you will be called a racist or a white supremacist.
Maybe there really is a different way to go about these things. Maybe it is to avoid these group identities to begin with. That would be the beginning of actually making a lasting change in our current world. We often hear the phrase, “We need to become ungovernable” in order to beat these tyrants. The best way to do that is to embrace your individuality. The individual has always stood at odds against the tyrant. It has been a pretty unique trait of the group of people we refer to as “American” and we need to bring that back. It is also helpful to understand that you have more in common with the poor Russian citizen than with your own government. This is not some hippy-dippy the “Human Race” take, but rather the opposite. We are all unique individuals who should not be sorted into groups based on arbitrary characteristics, such as race. We would not be sorted into groups by '“eye color” so why accept the other arbitrary classifications?
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This used to be the goal of society. This was to create a world where people did not get judged by the way that they looked, but rather by the way they acted. To accept this notion was the opposite of racism. It meant regardless of skin color, you had to prove your worth to each other. This is completely voluntary. It was the opposite of racism. I understand that group identities are biological. To associate yourself with someone based on a similarity is a normal response because of the herd mentality of strength in numbers. At the same time this has always been a control mechanism from the top. Regardless of the dystopian stories, one similarity of most of them is the clumping together of individuals into groups. If you are a part of the group, you get labeled as that group rather than an individual. This has been applied from the top down to us lowly humans who are not of elite status. This robs us of our humanity. Yes I am aware that this is also a generalization, but it is true when you think about it. Status in society has always played a part in how much say you have over your fellow man. Recently this has become even worse as people high above us have stated things like, “We don’t need all these people.” I’m sorry but who is we? The people of elite status do not need us anymore and they are not hiding it. We are at war with them not our fellow average person.
Their games have always been-more so of late- to force groups to fight against one another instead of against them. By trying to unify groups based on instersectionality, they have created a world where they have generalized that one group has too much power or access and the others do not have enough, especially the more boxes you check. They have convinced people that we are part of essentially a “subjective collective” and this has led to the inevitable clumping together of the group that is being targeted. This is a natural response to the forced collectivization of society. It is also intentional as they need to create the bad guy they say exists. They control the media, the entertainment industry, the government, and they are trying to control this narrative. Now instead of a world full of individuals with different personalities and experiences, we are forced into a group affiliation. We have been put into gangs. One gang or tribe has been forced to work together to stop the assault of the other tribes. There is no talk of individuality anymore and that has been intentional. We have been told that individuality is a tool of white supremacy and it has been used to keep the exploited groups down. As absurd as this is, it has created black sheep in each group if they do not accept this. If you fall into the “black” camp, you get told you are not black if you do not fall in line with the expected actions of this group and this also goes with all group identities whether race, gender, etc.
If you are in groups, they know how you will act and how you will respond. They want it this way to control you and to create the monster that they need to exist. You accept the strengths and weaknesses of the group identity in which you are assigned or else. The narratives that they want to instill into us only work if we accept this notion. Case in point, the escalation of a school shooting coverage if it is a white, heterosexual, male or the removal of a storyline if the person is non-binary (another dangerous group identity, also one that should not exist) or a black man like the person who drove that car into the parade and killed several people. The group identities are their way to push the divisive narratives on us. It makes us fight each other rather than realize our biggest enemies are the ones above us in society. It also forces the hand of the targeted group by creating double standards. Therefore that group has no choice, but to band together. That is the game. Whites v. Blacks instead of an individual who happens to be white standing side by side with an individual who happens to be black against the tyrants.
If we get back to understanding that all people are individuals, we can end this strategy used against us. I know it is hard, believe me, I have taken the bait on several different occasions. I am also one of the people in this world who has a bias against group identities. I have a hard time ever supporting a sports team or fitting into one group or the other. I am aware of this bias in my writing. I do think past experiences for myself have also tainted some of my viewpoints. I like to think that what I have gone through is uniquely my own and it does not mean that everyone else, because they have looked like me, have gone through anything similar to me. We are facing the battle of Collectivism v. Individualism. This is also reduced to you acting on behalf of your collective to advance the group by gaining power. Here is a brief speech from Jordan Peterson on the topic. He explains why they must destroy free speech because it is at odds with the collectivist vision of society that they push.
We witnessed how the suppression of free speech empowered the collectivists during Covid. WIth suppression of speech, we saw the unvaccinated get dehumanized by the State and its puppets. This was a test run for what is to come. Being put into groups, especially involuntarily, means that we lose what makes us human, our individuality. I stress this with all my heart, avoid this trap. Speak out against it whenever you can. Individuality needs to be championed again. It will be individuals who stand against the State. Individuals have always been the prime defense against the State. If you want to become ungovernable, become unpredictable and embrace what makes you an individual. This is what it means to be human. A human can be anything that it wants to be. Any other species on Earth can only be that species. Humans are unique.
The people who refuse to be sorted into groups or work across group identities have been a pain in the side of the totalitarian state forever. Individuality will mean voluntarily making collectives rather than involuntarily being sorting based on something so arbitrary as race. This will mean voluntary disassociation from tribes and voluntary association into groups with other individuals. This will create a stronger bond because it will be by choice rather than force. Imagine a land of 330+ million individuals rather than 10 or so groups. They cannot rule over that many individuals. This is how we win in the end. This is not meant to read as some “Hippy-Love” type of essay, but rather a call to embrace individual liberty and individual responsibility instead of the State-Approved Narratives of White v Black, Straight v Gay, etc. It is when we return to this, that we can rid ourselves of the assaults on us from our Statist Overlords and their Globalist Agenda. This is how we win. It is not at the ballot box. We saw how that is rigged. Maybe it a good thing in the end. The sooner that was exposed, the stronger we will be to fight the evils ahead. The conclusion of American History X gives us some guidance on how to proceed. We are not reduced to a creature in a tribe, but rather individuals. Embrace it. Fight who we need to fight rather than the person we are told is our enemy. We have much bigger enemies to face than the fake culture-war between races. Getting back to individuality and embracing the free speech that it needs to survive is the way forward. The alternative we witnessed over the past three years. We witnessed suppression of dissent in order to support the collectivist narrative. Let’s learn our lesson and embrace our individuality and the beautiful chaos of liberty.
So I guess this is where I tell you what I learned - my conclusion, right? Well, my conclusion is: Hate is baggage. Life's too short to be pissed off all the time. It's just not worth it. Derek says it's always good to end a paper with a quote. He says someone else has already said it best. So if you can't top it, steal from them and go out strong. So I picked a guy I thought you'd like. 'We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.'
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