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Chapter 3 ~ Sociology

ORGANICISTS believe that the state or community is higher than the individual, rights of the latter being allowed only to the extent convenient to the larger whole.

Libertarians on the other hand hold that the right of individual liberty is fundamental, and that institutions may override that right only in the most dire circumstances, such as where the lives of the individuals are threatened.

Since as far as we can discern, no human organizations have consciousnesses apart from those of its individual members, the entirety of life is experienced on the individual level.

While in the process of development humans may, for convenience or as the best solution in a bad situation, use governmental or other institutional power for remedy of various ills as a necessary evil, such as making sure everyone has food and medical care, the movement and thrust of societal progress is toward libertarianism.

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