"Collectivism is a form of anthropomorphism. It attempts to see a group of individuals as having a single identity similar to a person. ... Collectivism demands that the group be more important than the individual. It requires the individual to sacrifice himself for the alleged good of the group."
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Jeff Landauer and Joseph Rowlands
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I am not quite sure how to rate this quote. 5 stars for an accurate definition or, a thumbs down for what has replaced the once representative republic of individual sovereigns.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Perhaps if the planet was being attacked..... The key here is the word "alleged"
     -- Robert, St. Emilion, France     
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    Are we to give up our individual selves to be identified as a group of either haves or have nots as Hillary's book "It Takes a Village. "
     -- cal, Lewisville, tx     
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    Ah yes the politics of group identity, the foundation of statist progressivism.
     -- Mike, Pleasant Hill     
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    Five stars for the truth of the matter. In context, this quote is not advocating collectivism, just defining it.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Collectivist always seek to extinguish the brush fires of independence that reside in the industrious individual. 
     -- Ronw13, Oregon     
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