Kollektivisme

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Kollektivisme

Innlegg Panther 27 Jan 2011, 22:21

http://www.capitalismmagazine.com/markets/financial-crisis/6247-%EF%BB%BFa-clueless-america-approaches-bottom.html

A Clueless America Approaches Bottom
24 January 2011 Michael Hurd

America is, in a sense, the victim of its own success. People born and raised in America -- the majority -- have no concept of what makes freedom possible, nor that anything is even needed to make freedom possible.


They don't grasp what poverty truly is, and, worse than that, they seem to expect continued and ever-growing prosperity as an entitlement.

In a sense they're right, and in another respect they're horribly wrong.

Americans are right to expect that happiness and comfort are man's natural state, and life should be an ever-improving condition for all mankind, provided one is willing to think and work. There's no reason to assume that all of human civilization cannot continuously improve, from one generation to the next, as far as the eye can see. The United States was the first civilization in history to accomplish this feat in such a sustained way. This is no accident: It's because the United States had a strong enough government to keep the peace (at times for the entire world), while at the same time left its people alone to invent, think, create, produce and pursue happiness (along with self-responsibility) on their own individual terms.

In another respect, however, Americans are horribly wrong. They expect things to continue to improve, but they act, speak and think as if these improvements are causeless, or even automatic. Or, if they take the time to think about the causes of prosperity, they conclude the exact opposite of what is true. They conclude that more government spending is the answer, that bigger government is the key to prosperity. This is why politicians of both parties continue to spend more and more, and why politicians of the party elected last fall, who supposedly want to shrink the government, cannot even bring themselves to propose a budget that will return us to 2008 levels (where spending was also out of control, only less so).

Most Americans have no clue as to what they're on the brink of losing.


All ideas have consequences. These consequences eventually assert themselves in the daily lives of even the most willfully ignorant of people. They're already seeing it at the gas pumps, and the grocery store, and in the housing market. They're going to continue to see it in these places and elsewhere, on our current course. They'll gradually come to understand that the smiling politicians are impotent and, at the root, indifferent to their well-being. In some sense, many will come to grips with the reality that where government is concerned they are, after all, alone ... and indeed, always were. The root issue is: "Nobody is coming to rescue me. I am responsible for my own happiness, and my own life. I get it now." The collapse of the welfare state, for all the suffering it entails, will also be the greatest liberation for human beings in a long, long time. To some it will be frightening and even a justification for anger and violence; in the literature of psychology it's called "hitting bottom."

America is in the process of hitting bottom. There will be many different reactions in what was once the land of the individualists.

Most of it won't be pretty, but it's the only way to recover and start over with a set of principles that never should have been abandoned in the first place.
Ken-G. Johansen.
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Re: Kollektivisme

Innlegg QIQrrr 12 Sep 2013, 13:31

Ikke akkurat noen bombe:

    Cornell University, September 11, 2013: To understand suicide bombers better – why people kill themselves and others for a cause – we need to look more closely at cultures that value a group over an individual, says new Cornell social sciences research. [...] Given that collectivism stresses self-sacrifice, it can be plausibly linked to suicide terrorism. Using case studies, survey data and diffusion models, the researchers discovered that collectivism lowers the cost of adopting these tactics by facilitating the recruitment of attackers and reducing societal backlash against self-sacrifice - One-for-all cultures foster suicide bomber terrorism
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Re: Kollektivisme

Innlegg Vegard Martinsen 12 Sep 2013, 19:06

QIQrrr skrev:Ikke akkurat noen bombe:

    Cornell University, September 11, 2013: To understand suicide bombers better – why people kill themselves and others for a cause – we need to look more closely at cultures that value a group over an individual, says new Cornell social sciences research. [...] Given that collectivism stresses self-sacrifice, it can be plausibly linked to suicide terrorism. Using case studies, survey data and diffusion models, the researchers discovered that collectivism lowers the cost of adopting these tactics by facilitating the recruitment of attackers and reducing societal backlash against self-sacrifice - One-for-all cultures foster suicide bomber terrorism



Du verden. Og dette kommer fra en tradisjonell akademiker! Utrolig.
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