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THESES ON INDIVIDUALISM

THESES ON INDIVIDUALISM

Individualism is the ideology of the abstraction of individuality from lived experience, the separation of the signification of difference from the essence of difference. Individualism is the exaltation of this signification.

Individualism is the creatio ex nihilo of contemporary global (western-derived) culture, the substantive ground upon which modernity is founded, including its various historical manifestations, i.e. the enlightenment, capitalism, democracy, nihilism, existentialism, the new age, etc.

Post-modernism, to the extent to which it challenges atomization in favor of systemics, is an anti-individualism. Communism is by definition an anti-individualism, and therefore a post-modernism.

Individualism is the unleashing, by increasing degrees, of a firestorm of unchecked humanity, restrained only by a groundless appeal to a common morality (within the dominant ideology of individualism, individualism itself is the only ground).

Individualism's ravages are becoming increasingly difficult to deny or ignore. Communism, in the form of a scientific, post-modern totalitarianism suppressing all individualism (and restraining all individuality to the extent possible) will be proposed as the only conceivable antidote to what soon will be commonly understood as a mortal illness.

Communism, though an anti-individualism in theory, as a world political movement is composed of individualists, and is therefore incapable of confronting individualism with a true, unblemished mirror of negation.

Individualism's coming direct clash with post-modern communism will culminate in its simultaneous triumph and eradication in the form of a synthetic, universal fascism in which individualism is crushed under the boot of one ruler, the last individualist, individualism's logical endpoint.

Posted by James Bradley on 2/7/13







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