In the moral sphere the collective point of view leads to the idea of collective guilt.
People are made responsible for something they are not actually responsible for.
In judging, the person who judges evades the responsibility for his judgement.
Of course it is ever so much more facile to evaluate or devaluate races wholesale,
rather than rank every individual human being in one of the two morally relevant races
to which all people belong, the race of the decent and the race of the rotten.
Neurotic fatalists, impressed by the ideas of individual psychology, are prone
to blame childhood educational and environmental influences
for making them what they are and having determined their destinies.
These persons are attempting to excuse their weaknesses of character.
They accept these weaknesses as given facts, instead of seeing that
having had such unfortunate early influences only makes it more incumbent
upon them to practice self-restraint and seek to school themselves differently.
Neurotic fatalism is only another disguised form of escape from
responsibility; the neurotic fatalist is betraying his uniqueness and
singularity when he seeks refuge in typicality and courses the unalterable
destiny of belonging to a type.