Mark Da Cunha Quote

“Collectivism, unlike individualism, holds the group as the primary, and the standard of moral value.”

~ Mark Da Cunha

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

I'm not quite sure how to rate this with stars. The statement on its face is an accurate description of "collectivism's" concepts (maybe 5 stars for that ?). Morals, like law, are attributable uniquely to the individual. The observation may be made that a group is moral but, that is because the individuals in the group are moral. Applied collectivism denies inalienable right while enforcing tyranny.

Vedapushpa, Bangalore - India

A 'Collectivism' which holds the 'group' as the primary and the standard of moral value. It can only be 'customary' it cannot be so in terms of the individual-fundamental. Safeguarding the individual ' life' and 'honour' are indeed the two cardinal human concerns and hence the term 'collective judgment' can only mean a human concerted assertion [judgment] of the preservation of human life and honour and punishment for any uncivic or criminal damage to them. So - just human 'collectivism' is not necessirily any valid human universal authority - for it is a mere collection of human individuals - may be with particular intersts like the 'lobbies'.

Walter Clark, Fullerton CA

That has got to be the most worthless quote I have ever read. Give it a zero. It's only value, if any, is to show the difference between a truism or quote and an aphorism. A truism has so few words, it can only describe a fact the reader already knows. There's no logic, no lesson; no reason to read it. An aphorism is several sentences; much longer than a mere quote. It tries to teach or convert the reader.
If you go to Google to look for libertarian, even conservative aphorisms you find lots of collections; that's how I found liberty-tree. You will find not a single collection of a liberal or progressive theme "aphorisms." But if you Google "quotes" there's lots of them.

Mike, Norwalk

Walter, I like it, thanks ;-)

E Archer, NYC

True enough.

What's wrong with a truism? How about a 'saying'? Proverb, axiom, motto ... ?

Esteven, milwaukee



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