06 August 2011

Communalism claws individualism

Paul Keating once told me, the problem with your mob is you're like crabs in a bucket. If one of you starts climbing out and gets his claws on the rim, about to pull himself over the top to freedom, the other mob will be pulling him back down into the bucket. You all end up cooked.          Noel Pearson
Individualism versus communalism, by Noel Pearson

Individualism = liberty = reason = progress = prosperity.

Communalism = tribalism = conformity = stagnation = destitution