No, I would not be horrified by collectivism. This is who you are talking to.
A conservative, historically all-American family descended from the Yales, the Adams, the Waldos (as in Ralph Waldo Emerson), the Bogarts, Mayflower passengers, etc. gives birth to a schizophrenic son. That man is my father. Like the Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War vets before him, he followed his fathers into combat in Vietnam. Upon release from duty, his country treated him like shit from that time forward. They did that because of hyperindividualism. The value on community and collectivism is insufficient in our country. I could spell out for you why in a million ways. Care to listen to them all?