The collectivism of this society explains why Equality 7

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Unformatted text preview: The collectivism of this society explains why Equality 7-2521 is not permitted to think. If the individual must serve an all-powerful state, then it requires obedience from him. Collectivism values a blind, unquestioning allegiance a willingness to follow orders unthinkingly. The Councils are in no danger from the mindless brutes of a society, whose strong backs are harnessed for manual labor. The Councils must fear only one foe: the freethinking mind. Equality 7-2521 represents a danger to them for he has the brainpower to question the moral rectitude of their regime and the courage to stand by his convictions, even though his life is in danger. Ayn Rand suggests that the reason dictators of all kinds Fascist, Communist, or religious always prohibit freedom of speech and of the press is that they are expressions of a deeper freedom...
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