After visiting the Discovery Gateway children's museum, I was shocked that its new exhibit, "Play," is lined with political agenda. The exhibit, which "uses larger-than-life clubhouse-style games to explore how people connect socially," features giant group games: dominoes, backgammon, bowling, pool and a strange robot funhouse all requiring children to collaborate.
The exhibit was bizarre, like Alice in Wonderland, but the kids had fun. However, when my friend pointed out an exhibit description on a wall, I realized this was a politically charged exhibit focusing on the "collective experience."
Collectivism has reared its head in ugly forms, such as communism, socialism and fascism. It seeks to make the individual unimportant and instead makes collective decisions for the group. Kind of a one-size-fits-all policy.