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leftous wrote

I am not saying my version of individualism is a rule, but rather that right-wing individualism ("rugged individualism") is self-contradictory since it oppresses the individual. Anyone who actually values the individual would oppose it. So associating it with anarchist individualism doesn't make sense.

Anarchist individualism on the other hand values free association and self-determination. It opposes the oppression of individuals.

The desirable form of collectivism is one which acknowledges, and doesn't suppress, the individual. So in this sense, individualism can work in concert with collectivism. When the collective is all that matters, and the individual's ability to choose how to live is disregarded, it leads to oppression and harm (psychological and otherwise).