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group entity

A group entity is differentiated from a natural life form by its inability to cohere any empathy, sympathy or desirable emotional reaction. It is incapable of feeling anything, nor of reproducing sexually, accordingly, it has no need to get in synchronization with another being's feelings or fears.

A corporation, for instance, can be most reasonably described clinically as a psychopath?: it pursues its objectives without concern as to the pain or terror that its methods create, except insofar as these interfere with its achieving its objectives, which it will notice only post facto?. It may have a concept of loyalty insofar as it will fear defections to competitors and seek to keep talent monopolized to itself.

A political party, similarly, is clinically a form of sociopath?: assuming its goals to be noble and to justify the seizure of power, it will eradicate all internal checks and balances its founders set up so as to eventually emulate the structure it seeks to seize and control. While it will typically not be as ruthless as a corporation in the gathering of resources, it will be much more ruthless with respect to disposing of people once they have served their purpose.

It is also often observed that people acting in groups, as an informal mob?, do things that they would never do on their own, or even in a smaller group. That the formation of a group entity itself is a process of choosing to abandon normal human limits on behaviour and attack some other group or living thing.

The group entity is thought by some anarchist?s, notably Bob Black?, to be incapable of empathy or non-competitive human purposes for a simple reason: it does not reproduce sexually, but rather, asexually through persuasion?. There being no mutuality in the formation of a group entity, and no way for it to make more of itself save by expanding, it resembles a bacterium that eats more and more of its environment so as to fill it, rather than resembling sexual species that reproduce more slowly and recognize a wider range of mutual use relationships.

Regardless of its origins or implications, psychology recognizes a limited version of the group entity effect as "groupthink", the tendency of groups to agree with themselves and take action without actual thinking. The GPC Council Crisis is one well-documented example.

Refer link en: wikipedia: group entity(external link) for a more general reference.


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