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what collectivist mantras are presented in the first chapter?

 

scandra m #263919
Aug 25, 2012 12:01 AM

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what collectivist mantras are presented in the first chapter?

in anthem by any rand

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Aslan
Aug 25, 2012 12:37 AM

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Check out the first words of Chapter 1,

"It is a sin to write this. It is a sin to think words no others think and to put them down upon a paper no others are to see..."

Then we are presented with other mantras which, I suppose, if you say them enough times become your reality,

"We are one in all and all in one.
There are no men but only the great WE,
One, indivisible and forever."

The running theme here is that there is no separate identity rather than a mass of collective identity.

Then there is the ever popular,

"We are nothing. Mankind is all. By the grace of our brothers are we allowed our lives. We exist through, by and for our brothers who are the State. Amen."

Can you see a trend here? The World Council goes through great lengths to promote the idea that all people are one great mass of one identity thinking the same collective things. Humans, hence become easy to control. You can bet that the people on the World Council are exceptions to this rule.
 

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