...the collective must be viewed as logically prior to and of greater value than the individual.
- Norman Kraus, referencing Marxism in The Authentic Witness, chapter IV
The man who is isolated--who is unable to share in the benefits of political association, or has no need to share because he is already self-sufficient--is no part of the polis, and must therefore be either a beast or a god.
- Aristotle, referencing "man and state" in The Politics
We are the Borg. Lower your shields and surrender your ships. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile.