'Survival of the fittest,' a large brain atop a digestive system...
With the exception of most plants, all life forms have evolved around their digestive system; each life form competing with the next, evolving more efficient ways to engulf the next meal; each life consuming other life forms composed of nutrients, i.e. proteins, amino acids, mineral, etc.
At the higher evolution of various species, each species developed its own specialty for survival and all exact a competitive behavior to survive. Wild beast developed fangs and claws; humans developed large brains atop their digestive system; hence, man must think to survive.
Fast forward to our highly evolved state... We are probably the only species not only aware of its own mortality, but aware that all species compete; we know they compete with other species and within their own species; we comprehend this natural phenomena of competition that places our digestive system at the top of the food chain... J
Now we turn our attention to politics, i.e. autocracies, democracy, socialism, etc. These are nothing more than highly evolved 'survival' schemes within our human species.
For certain, it is the collectivist political systems that place our species at the most risk. Collectivist ideals place us at risk of stagnating in our evolution, of falling back a few notches in the hierarchy of life's natural selection process.
To continue our progressive evolution, 'survival of the fittest,' we cannot conform to the lowest denominator in our society, which is the requirement of all socialist / collectivist political systems. Collectivism promotes and rewards inaction and dependence on others. It impedes and dissuades individual self interest, personal incentive, and opposes the very nature of our survival tool; it renders our highly evolved brains useless, i.e. in terms of wild beasts, it de-fangs and de-claws us.
We must embrace our Capitalist system and unshackle its pure ideals, to spring forward not only those ideals, but practice and ingrain it in a political system that rewards men who freely compete among each other; holding liable only those who coerce others and rob them of their survival right to 'choose' freely.
In its simplest term, choice is inherent in our capacity to think; our capacity to form value judgments, sub-constructs of sub-percepts, choices based on reality, are the very nature of human survival.
Survival of our species depends on our capcity to... 'choose' freely... to...