Usurping social leadership
Claim: It must also be restated that no social group, for example a political party, has the right to usurp the role of sole leader, since this brings about the destruction of the true subjectivity of society and of the individual citizens, as happens in every form of totalitarianism. In this situation the individual and the people become "objects," in spite of all declarations to the contrary and verbal assurances. (Papal Encyclical, Sollicitudo Rei Socialis, 30 December 1987).
Problem Type: J: Problems Under Consideration
Date of last update 28.04.1999 – 00:00 CEST