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Reply to "Toxic Tribalism"

Django posted:

“The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.” (Thomas Paine)

“The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.” (Friedrich Nietzsche)

“Parents and schools should place great emphasis on the idea that it is all right to be different. Racism and all the other ‘isms’ grow from primitive tribalism, the instinctive hostility against those of another tribe, race, religion, nationality, class or whatever. You are a lucky child if your parents taught you to accept diversity.” (Roger Ebert)

Quotes from article,

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What are some examples of toxic tribalism?

  1. Democrats vs Republicans
  2. Atheists vs Theists
  3. Black People vs White People
  4. Western vs Eastern Medicine
  5. Rationalism vs Empiricism vs Idealism
  6. Capitalism vs Communism vs Socialism
  7. Scientology
  8. Liberalism vs Conservatism
  9. Darwinism vs Intelligent Design

 

“The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.”

(Friedrich Nietzsche)

 

I am more akin to quote above, time to take a break from GNI,  to rejuvenate the mental faculty.

So you want to tell us it is not a local coolie versus negroes in Guyana? We have to accept tribalism and live with it. We all have our prejudices and racist feelings. We like our own first.

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