Is Collective Consciousness Collapsing?
Collective Consciousness is a theory, first expressed by French sociologist Emile Durkheim in 1893. His idea of 'conscience collective' was that societies were bound together by common ideas, values and morality.
Entemologists have since built on the stronger concept of Hive Mind, to explain the behaviour of bee and ant communities. They often seem to act as a single organism. Each individual is part of the whole.
Buddhists see themselves as one with the universe. It is appealing.
Globally, radically different types of collective consciousness have developed around the world. This also true within countries. Where they clash, there is serious trouble.
Perhaps that is why some resist mass immigration, seeing different and threatening forms of collective consciousness? Others believe in the possibility of integration.