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Libertarianism, Individualism, Collectivism, and Anime

The entire libertarian rhetoric about “collectivism” seems to come from Ayn Rand, who preached “individualism” and a rejection of “collectivism” for Whites while calling her Jewish ingroup “the Collective” and promoting Zionism – a collectivism for Jews. Typical chutzpah, typical Jewish double standards: nationalism for me but not for thee.

“Individualism” in the Enlightenment sense tended to mean a rejection of a hereditary aristocracy and instead an embrace of a hierarchy of individual merit. That sense of individualism was compatible with duty to a people and a nation, and no one thought of individualism as somehow in opposition to one’s duty to a family or tribe or race.

Individualism of today is expressed by a man or women rejecting the basic duty to family; in feminism we see a feigned horror at the idea that a woman’s duty is to bear grandchildren for one’s own parents, we see a lazy rejection by men of any sense of duty to a wife, family, or a community. We see a rejection of organic collectives: family, tribe, race, nation, and instead a collectivism based on abstract ideologies.

Quite a bit of the libertarian instinct is likely a rather healthy rejection of forced integration in modern America, it is a rejection of an artificial collective based on citizenship or “Americanism” that requires one to sacrifice self-interest, and even organic collective interests, to an artificial state enforced collective. But since it’s forbidden to openly embrace a collective identity based on race and nation, well meaning libertarians counter-productively simply reject “collectivism” out of hand.

Libertarianism itself is an artificial tribe based on usually poorly thought out political abstractions.

In fact, since the organic collectivism of race, tribe, and family are all but forbidden, we see the emergence of the most toxic individualism/collectivism of all: consumerism. Humans are social creatures by nature, so we see laughably artificial “tribes” forming around such trivialities as music styles, fashion, films, and cringe-worthy fandom based on TV cartoons such as anime.

All that was a long winded way of coming to my main point, which is that people who are part of a collective based around “anime” should be placed in death camps.