"Collectivism, unlike individualism, holds the group as the primary, and the standard of moral value."
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Mark Da Cunha
Publisher of Capitalism magazine
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http://capitalism.org/tag/statism/
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I'm not quite sure how to rate this with stars. The statement on its face is an accurate description of "collectivism's" concepts (maybe 5 stars for that ?). Morals, like law, are attributable uniquely to the individual. The observation may be made that a group is moral but, that is because the individuals in the group are moral. Applied collectivism denies inalienable right while enforcing tyranny.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    A 'Collectivism' which holds the 'group' as the primary and the standard of moral value. It can only be 'customary' it cannot be so in terms of the individual-fundamental. Safeguarding the individual ' life' and 'honour' are indeed the two cardinal human concerns and hence the term 'collective judgment' can only mean a human concerted assertion [judgment] of the preservation of human life and honour and punishment for any uncivic or criminal damage to them. So - just human 'collectivism' is not necessirily any valid human universal authority - for it is a mere collection of human individuals - may be with particular intersts like the 'lobbies'.
     -- Vedapushpa, Bangalore - India     
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    Mike,
    That has got to be the most worthless quote I have ever read. Give it a zero. It's only value, if any, is to show the difference between a truism or quote and an aphorism. A truism has so few words, it can only describe a fact the reader already knows. There's no logic, no lesson; no reason to read it. An aphorism is several sentences; much longer than a mere quote. It tries to teach or convert the reader.
    If you go to Google to look for libertarian, even conservative aphorisms you find lots of collections; that's how I found liberty-tree. You will find not a single collection of a liberal or progressive theme "aphorisms." But if you Google "quotes" there's lots of them.
     -- Walter Clark, Fullerton CA     
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    Walter, I like it, thanks ;-)
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    True enough.

    What's wrong with a truism? How about a 'saying'? Proverb, axiom, motto ... ?
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    sucks!
     -- Esteven, milwaukee     
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