Commentary on UK Spectator: Communitarianism is a freedom-hating totalitarian philosophy like any other
by Dennis Ambler
I saw it [the Spectator essay] yesterday, he is absolutely right of course.
I think it’s a cross between Liberal/Social Democracy and Socialism/Communism, probably the still evolving Fabianism which drives much of what we see in the west. It seems to mean different things to different people but the main essence seems to be that the individual is subsumed by the needs of the “community” however that may be defined.
To say that individuals don’t help each other or look out for their local environment, or seek to help people in genuine need, without being organised by “environmentalists” or “focus groups” or community organisers, shows a poor regard for the nature of human beings. (more…)