Few exceprts of Hegel's seminal 'historical birth of democracy, socialism, and communism'-work 'The Philosophy of Right' which I got from a deacon whilst residing in the brutal ancient suburbs of The District of Columbia: (for your morning east-coast-class easy tgif consumption alongst with yr coffee/tea) I'd like to preface this short commentary on the due course of individualism (as defined properly) within an increasingly collectivist society by saying that I've read all 4 or 5 hundred pages of Hegel's 'Phenomenology', a work of purely passionate Protestant philosophy generally defined as highly 'collectivist' in ideology. It's a great read, let me tell you. 'short commentary' "Hegel Rocks the Politalk" exceprts: 3, in the traditional Hegel style. 111. Paragraph 174. Man has to acquire for himself the position which he aught to attain; he is not already in possession of it by instinct. It is on this fact that the child's right to education is based. 109. Paragraph 168. A sense of shame-to go no farther-is a bar to consanguineous marraige. But this repugnance finds justification in the concept of the thing. What is already united, I mean, cannot be united for the first time by marraige. It is commonplace of stock-breeding that the offspring is comparatively weak when animals of the same stock are mated, since if there is to be unification there must first be division. BIBIBIBBIBIIBIBIBIBIBIIBIBIBIIBIIBIIBIBIBIBIBIBIBIBIBIBIBIBIBIBIBIBIBIBIBIBIBIBIBIBIBIB *Weird voodoo like force made the page skip* loal... gulp- nervous mumble... ahem* 145. Paragraph 236. "additions" The oversight and care excerised by the public authority aims at being a middle term between an individual and the universal posibility, afforded by society, of attaining individual ends. It has to undertake street-lighting, bridge building, the pricing of daily necessaries, and the #GET THIS vie OBAMACARE 'LIKE "WOAH"'~ care of public health. *aside* 'see I just solved the financial crisis right then and there! loal. [clap2] *continues* In this connexion, two main views predominate at the present time. One asserts that the superintendence of everything properly belongs to the public authority.