Odds and Ends
A whole new world
8 3, 4:44pm
Ah, yes, the collectivism/individualism thing. I'd like to note that, as commie/Tau the notion of "Common Good" sounds, mutualism differs a lot from both in that the focus lies in strengthening the rights and liberties of the individual through all individuals responsibility for others and society as a whole. The superorganism (society, state, etc) is never more than the added value and abilities of it's constituent parts (organisations, agencies, people); a society divided against itself can not flourish.
It's very important to remember the base distinction: your welfare is meaningless if you lack the freedom to exercise it. Collectivisim taken at face value, even democratic collectivisim, is a one-way ticket to being a cog in a machine. And cogs are always replacable.