“The black sun”
The independent being will always be stronger than the collective group because of the simple reason that if the group which in construction consists of several individual beings contains one corrupt individual, the whole group is rendered corrupt, faltering the whole group. This makes the process of locating and identifying the corrupt individual almost impossible whereas the independent individual will always know where to search for the corruption. If the corruption does not emerge from within the independent individual it may simply just relocate from the environment which gave the sensation of corruption whereas the group is stuck in the situation until disbanded or the corrupt individual is located and identified. So one could in essence easily conclude that the group will never be able to achieve as easy what the independent individual can, although the group may be more efficient in expression and manifestation due to the greater network of working individuals. But self control will always be easier than to control a group and corruption will always be more harmful to the collective group than to the independent person; simply because one cannot be part of a group as an individual without sacrificing some or all of ones independence.