08 03 12 - 18:24
Tarak Nath Das, an Indian revolutionary, wrote glowingly of Fascist Italy in 1931: âItaly, under the leadership of Signor Mussolini, is roused to its very depths of national consciousness. It feels that it has a mission of introducing a higher type of civilization. It had the urge of becoming a great power again ... Italy must be great through her national power, achieved through the authority of an 'ethical State' supported by national co-operation and solidarity.â
Das added: âEvery Italian citizen must think first of his duty towards his self-development, [his concern for the] welfare of the state and society ... and [he must] make his or her supreme effort to attain the ideal. Class harmony must take the place of the ideal of class-war. So-called democracy must give way to the rule of the aristocracy of intellect. ... Some superficial and prejudiced observers of new Italy have spoken of 'Fascist tyranny' and condemned the Fascist regime. To me it is clear that the Fascist government or a particular official might have made some mistakes on particular occasions; but Fascism stands for liberty with responsibility and it is opposed to all forms of license. It gives precedence to Duty and Strength, as one finds in the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita." - IBT
We suffer under the tyranny of the lowest common denominator everyday.
This is majoritarianism, a subset of utilitarianism, both subsets of Crowdism.
You either look at the individual, or at the big picture.
If you look at the former, the latter suffers.
If you look at the latter, the former suffers -- to about the degree it always does.
Make mine reality, thanks.