Mar. 19, 2014

Adhering to the Collective

“Societal problems are now personal; personal problems are now societal.”

Ben Shapiro: “Today, Americans are only told to mind our own business when we’re not, in fact, engaging in business. Concerned about the societal fallout from sexual promiscuity? Mind your own business. Worried about the rise of single motherhood? Mind your own business. Upset about an epidemic of young people seemingly willing to trade the responsibilities of adulthood for an infantilized freedom? Mind your own business. Societal problems are now personal; personal problems are now societal. … If we believe, as Hillary Clinton does, that it takes a village, then those who insist on personal privacy and freedom are obstacles to happiness and accomplishment. Only the collective is good. Any manifestation of individuality that poses a threat to that collective is by necessity evil. … The obliteration of the distinction between the personal and the collective marks the end of American rights. But if you’re worried about it, you should probably mind your own business.”

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