By Charles Sasser
Attacks on individuality, freedom and private accountability for many of the final century have resulted, as Alexis de Tocqueville as soon as estimated, in a gentle degradation of the folk and the descent into slavery of once-free people.
Crushing the Collective illuminates the very genuine risks of the socialistic way of thinking that's presently threatening americans’ freedoms and the very lifestyles of our nice kingdom. As Benjamin Franklin stated, “When the folk locate that they could vote themselves cash that may bring in the tip of the republic.” for that reason, we needs to comprehend the harmful heritage of countries drawn into the collectivist deceit, or we'll be doomed to stick with their related paths.
In Crushing the Collective writer Charles Sasser explores a number of the collectivization philosophies, tactics, and hobbies that experience destroyed person freedom of their force towards the collective utopian kingdom. In collectivist international locations like Cuba, Russia, China, and North Korea the dependence got here by way of tyrannical strength. Even the trail of “soft socialism” that progresses stealthily towards higher and larger executive keep an eye on is unavoidably a slippery slope to final destruction. in the course of Rome’s ultimate days humans have been so distracted by way of social decadence, hedonism, materialism, corruption, and rejection of simple truths that they did not discover their rights and liberties have been being dismantled. not anyone remembered and stood up for his or her foundational values. Rome suffered from extra which resulted in laziness which ended in tyranny. american citizens at the present time are purchasing into a similar way of thinking as evidenced via two times electing to the presidency Barack Obama, a pacesetter who believed the folks have been too egocentric, grasping, and reckless to make fiscal judgements for themselves.
Scottish professor Alexander Tyler describes an never-ending cycle societies endure, from bondage to non secular religion, from religious religion to nice braveness, from nice braveness to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependency, and from dependency again to bondage. As a historian, Charles Sasser makes the case in Crushing the Collective that the United States is within the dependency level and that we're witnessing and dwelling via what can basically be the political, cultural and fiscal decline of the USA and the autumn of Western Civilization.
And but notwithstanding the USA has been minimize to the center, the freedom tree has no longer but collapsed. Crushing the Collective is in any case a robust warning call at no cost humans of personality, conviction, and braveness to face up opposed to the collective insanity and jointly, restoration the United States because the beacon of freedom it as soon as was once, and needs to be again.
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