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Very interesting 15 min video on a topic that's very relevant in our current situation. The ghost of #collectivism is creeping into society. It is presented as a morally superior ideology by those supporting Marxist ideas, opposed to individual rights.
Collectivism states the individual needs to sacrifices his own interests for the interests of #thegreatergood,being interests of society.
Society however is an abstraction, consisting of a group of interacting human beings, without any concrete interests,
while human beings do
#Collectivism was embraced by fascist and communist #dictators (Hitler, Stalin, Mao,...) who's regimes all lead to massive human suffering and death.
It's hard to understand how many people today still advocate for collectivism, as the morally superior system for humanity. Image
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1. Given China's #recenthistory, did anyone truly think "#OneCountryTwoSystems" would work?
This is another legacy of #colonialism, where the #colonizers, enriched by its #extractivemethods, left its colonized with false promises of hope encased in #emptyidealisticrehtoric while
2. #extricatingitself from its responsibility of both #equalapplication as well as protection.
Though operationally different, this reminds me of the #divisionofIndia post #Britishretreat.
Though I'd urge #China, #HongKong and #Taiwan to learn from the destructive and
3. regionally destabilizing results of India's (and Pakistan's subsequent) division, I'm afraid that #politicalselfinterest will dominate over #thegreatergood and the thoughtful and peaceful overcoming of #EastAsia's #coloniallegacy.
If only #humanrights had the magnetism of
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