To listen to society preaching its morality is no longer acceptable. Look around! Can any evidence of virtue be found within the concept of nation, culture, movement?
The crowd has lost its morality and any conception of good can now only exist in the individual, or in the intimate relationship.
"From the late 18th century onwards, it is no longer from the practice of community but from being a wanderer that the instinct of fellow-feeling is derived. Thus an essential isolation and silence and loneliness become the carriers of nature and community against the rigours, the cold abstinence, and selfish ease of ordinary society."
- Raymond Williams, The Country and the City