About Us

Societism Institute is a 501(c)3 charitable organization whose mission is to promote the well being of the group without neglecting the significance of the individual. Societism is not Individualism nor Socialism but more closely compared to conservative principles of limited government but with a social conscience.

The Institute accomplishes this mission by providing workshops to help citizens address their concerns, choose their battles wisely, find solutions and reclaim their voice. It also promotes this effort as a think tank by advancing these same common sense solutions.

Our country is in the midst of a very serious and dangerous crossroad – one that usually ends in the demise of a democracy. Individual freedoms are not free - and the responsibility to limit government and other self-interest groups from excess liberties has long been neglected.

By engaging citizens to stand up for what is right restores balance to “we the people”. The result being a prolonged harmonic society with maximum opportunity, liberty and happiness for it’s citizens.

Whether you are concerned about the impact of a growing government, needless hurdles affecting your life or other issues that need correction, please read some of our topics and share your thoughts in our forums.

Become a member today and support our cause. Together we will make the positive changes our society so desperately needs.
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Social philosophy

Societism promotes the well being of the group without neglecting the significance of the individual. Societism may be characterized as a form of enlightened self-interest, a natural outcome or outgrowth of responsible individualism. The next level of self-interested, yet collective action that represents an alternative to the Tyranny of the Majority that is represented by Socialism.

The two poles of thought in full-orbed truth are individualism and Societism,—not striving with one another for supremacy, but as progressive stages in the development of an ideal social condition. Perverted notions of the independence, the autonomy, and the liberty of the individual would find fruitage, not in selfism, but in selfishness, while the true and orderly development of the individual would not rob him of his individuality, but reveal individualism as a necessary training for that higher school — Societism.

"The honey bee, viewed as a unit, in the perfection of his individual powers and capacities, would be individualism; but the hive in its social aspects and activities, in associated action, with common ends and interests, and in which aspect alone the object for which bees were created is discerned, would be societism."

The United States Constitution begins with the phrase, we the people" referring to the rights of individuals to decide on the powers and limitations of government.  It is possible however, that this phrase may have been misconstrued, because individual freedoms are not enough. It likely meant that individuals needed to work together to maintain a higher level of common sense influence.

Societism addresses the shortcomings of an individual's ability to effect systemic change, limited by self-centered and bewildered natural behavior, which may over time become complacent and apathetic, conceding most public activity to private financial/corporate interests.

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Societism Institute
13122 Borgman Ave.  Suite 200
Huntington Woods, MI 48070

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