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The Difference between Voluntary Collectivism and Forced Collectivism

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Wikipedia explains, "Collectivism is any philosophic, political, religious, economic, or social outlook that emphasizes the interdependence of every human. Collectivism is a basic cultural element that exists as the reverse of individualism in human nature (in the same way high context culture exists as the reverse of low context culture). Collectivist orientations stress the importance of cohesion within social groups (such as an 'in-group', in what specific context it is defined) and in some cases, the priority of group goals over individual goals. Collectivists often focus on community, society, nation or country."

There is a difference between voluntary collectivism and forced collectivism. The argument that libertarians and/or voluntaryists don't believe in and advocate for the better good of society and our communities is generally wrong in my opinion. We LOVE our communities. We love helping society. We just don't like your community or your society telling our society how to organize ourselves, and we really hate your society forcing us to fund your society....the collective "your."


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