Property, possessions and riches had also finally trapped him. They were no longer a game and a toy. They had become a chain and a burden.
There is nothing more universal than the individual, for what is the property of each is the property of all.[Nada hay más universal que lo individual, pues loque es de cada uno lo es de todos.]
The enemy had never been the Germans, just as the enemy now was not the French people: it was the capitalists, the owners of property, the rich and privileged, the ruling class who would use any means, no matter how vicious, to protect their position.
For the recognition of private property has really harmed Individualism, and obscured it, by confusing a man with what he possesses. It has led Individualism entirely astray. It has made gain, not growth, its aim.