Capitalism requires individuation and consequent separation and glorifies the reinvented “self-made” man or woman as its hero. Hailed as a triumph for freedom, individualism is idealized while collaboration within an egalitarian collective is frowned upon. We are told that the pillars of our society were and are “lone geniuses” who beat all the “odds” that were stacked against them. But these notions are not only factually and historically false, as many “lone geniuses” were and are highly dependent on others for financial, emotional and intellectual support, as well as base their own accomplishments on those of others; they also go against the very nature of our humanity as a social species.
— Yoav Litvin, ‘How to Stand up to Trump in the Age of Schoolyard Politics’, teleSUR