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"A man's rights are not violated by a private individual's refusal to deal with him." -- Ayn Rand,

Understanding Collectivism and Individualism - Fact / Myth

University has typically been referred to as a privilege

Individualism is of democratic origin, and it threatens to develop as conditions become equal.
"The policy of seeking values from human beings by means of force, when practiced by an individual, is called crime. When practiced by a government, it is called ..." -- Nathaniel Branden

"Over himself, over his own mind and body, the individual is sovereign" -- John Stuart Mill, (1859), "Introductory"

The Liberal Hatred of Guns is Really a Hatred of Individualism

"Individualism is a concept which the advocates of most political systems try desperately to avoid. They'd prefer that political contests, debates and symposia were limited to answering loaded questions such as, and, ... They often get upset, even hysterical, if you point out that , communism and mixed-economy welfare-states have a lot in common.1 They carry on and on as if -essentials such as (!) or WHAT anybody sacrifices individual rights (the master race, the proletariat, the society, the common good, the majority, the country, the fatherland, the motherland the brother-in-law-land, the revered leader or savior or god or whatever) is a big freakin' deal, especially as only in particular fantasies do they imagine everyone, the enforcers and even their victims, acting forever polite and cooperative in the sacrifice-extracting rituals (as have many fledgling and would-be dictators, including the incredibly bloody at first)." --

"Freedom is an intellectual achievement which requires disavowal of collectivism and embrace of individualism." -- Onkar Ghate


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"The case for a free society rests on individualism. ... Every form of totalitarianism has sought control over the minds of individuals, and has understood that it must first undermine the individual’s confidence in the validity of his own faculties. Remember O’Brien’s speech to Winston Smith in Orwell’s ... " -- David Kelley

"The right to the pursuit of happiness means man's right to live for himself, to choose what constitutes his own, private, personal happiness and to work for its achievement. Each individual is the sole and final judge in this choice. A man's happiness cannot be prescribed to him by another man or by any number of other men. ... These rights are the unconditional, personal, private, individual possession of every man, granted to him by the fact of his birth and requiring no other sanction. Such was the conception of the founders of our country, who placed individual rights above any and all collective claims." --

An Animal’s Place | Michael Pollan

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. --That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness." -- Jefferson

George Orwell: Animal Farm | Samizdat

"The idea that 'the public interest' supersedes private interests and rights can have but one meaning: that the interests and rights of some individuals take precedence over the interests and rights of others." -- Ayn Rand

Aristotle’s “Political Animal” – Hesiod's Corner

"This right to life, this right to liberty, and this right to pursue one’s happiness is unabashedly individualistic, without in the slightest denying at the same time our thoroughly social nature. It’s only that our social relations, while vital to us all, must be is what makes the crucial difference." -- Prof. Tibor R. Machan, and

Rights Versus Entitlements | THE VINCENTON POST

"If men want to oppose war, it is statism that they must oppose. So long as they hold the tribal notion that the individual is sacrificial fodder for the collective, that some men have the right to rule others by force, and that some (any) alleged 'good' can justify it -- there can be no peace within a nation and no peace among nations." -- Ayn Rand,