The civil discourse we witness between men/women is the refection of our individuality but to then add the influence of collectives to that discourse raises the potential level to extreme violence between them. Every individual within a collective has surrendered his/her individuality to the group, thus they are no longer individuals but members of the herd or a band of brothers. The only place this form of collective effort by people becomes a positive affect to a society is in the military for the security purposes’ of the whole society.
No two given people agree on everything, so in order to maintain our individuality certain limits must be imposed by the whole of a civilization and they must always be mutually agreed on or self imposed. Standards are obvious to all, beyond that everything else, is off the table and individually decided. That represents
Americas’ Constitution and every new civil law created moves closer and closer to a collective and further and further from individuality which is always the opposite of the primary goal and purposes of our Constitution. America
I have never met an American that didn’t view themselves as an individualist and I have come to understand that many of them are delusional or don’t understand what it means. You can’t say you’re an active member of a union and claim the mantel of an individualist at the same time. You can’t say you’re an active member of any collective group and claim the mantel of an individualist unless you loudly protest and appose them when you don’t agree with them.
What Americans are witnessing in the tea party movement is pure individualism that is why they have no head person to represent them nor do they want one. The organizers of tea parties do not claim leadership and if and when they ever do, they will cease being representative of individuals but of a collective. Every individual that attends tea parties agrees on certain things but disagree on many others and it is those certain things only that they agree on, that brings them together, and no leader will ever decide what those agreements or disagreements’ are. That is what makes them true American patriots.
Having said all that, it should be noted that the congress and the entire federal government are not the peoples leaders the people of the United States have no leaders of our society we accept leaders only in war.