Often, the goals of totalitarianism have been confused as â€œpowerâ€, â€œterrorâ€, and â€œwealthâ€. Such is not the case. But then what are the goals of totalitarianism? Marxists have equality, libertarians have freedom, and hedonists have pleasure. Totalitarianism holds the most basic objective of any living organism as its aimâ€”general progressâ€”and excels at doing so.
The fundamental goals of the above ideologies, such as â€œpleasureâ€ or â€œfreedomâ€, are almost entirely baseless. The goals could just as easily be â€œsadnessâ€ and â€œoppressionâ€ and they could still be valid. Humanity lacks a completely omniscient, objective viewpoint of all existence; all opinions and â€œtruthsâ€ regarding the purpose of life or the fundamental purpose of humanity are baseless and subjective.
Despite this, all ideologies must have a fundamental goal of which they strive for. Totalitarianismâ€™s goal is the intellectual, biological, cultural, and material evolution of humanity. By this process, totalitarianism aspires to take humanity as far away from the â€œedgeâ€ of the â€œcliffâ€ known as extinction as possible. Still, the question could be asked, â€œWhy is extinction something that we should push away from?â€ and this could not objectively be answered.
Totalitarianism embraces the most fundamental knowledge of any known organismâ€”the will to survive, and aims to excel at survival through more advanced means (such as technology and extremely efficient collective action) than witnessed in more primitive organisms. Because totalitarianism holds such a basic value as the core of its ethics, it is not totally baseless, but yet not totally objective.
Via a disciplined, hierarchal, goal-orientated society, totalitarianism seeks to rectify the stagnation that has begun under democracy, and begin to turn our sights toward grander things, all of which take us farther away from the metaphorical cliff-edge.
Although critics may pry totalitarians for a totally objective answer of why evolution is the goal of totalitarianism, why it is â€œgoodâ€ and hence something to be strived for, and other such questions, none of them can give completely objective answers to the same question: Why are happiness, freedom, and equality goals of hedonists, libertarians, and Marxists, respectively?
The goals of most ideologies are mostly baseless. While totalitarianism does not purport to know the objective truth about the purpose of humanity, totalitarianism has at least based itself upon the most basic instincts that we, as humans, possess.