The philosophy of collectivism upholds the existence of a mystic (and
unperceivable) social organism, while denying the reality of perceived
individuals—a view which implies that man’s senses are not a valid instrument
for perceiving reality. Collectivism maintains that an elite endowed with
special mystic insight should rule men—which implies the existence of an elite
source of knowledge, a fund of revelations inaccessible to logic and
transcending the mind. Collectivism denies that men should deal with one
another by voluntary means, settling their disputes by a process of rational
persuasion; it declares that men should live under the reign of physical force
(as wielded by the dictator of the omnipotent state)—a position which
jettisons reason as the guide and arbiter of human relationships.
From every aspect, the theory of collectivism points to the same conclusion:
collectivism and the advocacy of reason are philosophically antithetical; it is
one or the other.