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Politics : foreign affairs, unchaperoned
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To: teevee who wrote (214)9/2/2004 4:05:13 PM
From: marcos   of 261
Sure, we're tribal at core, that's chuck's main point, and he's right of course .... at the same time, everything we think of as Civilisation has been a process of reducing the damage of too-tight too-exclusive tribalism .... if we hadn't been able to overcome that to great degree, none of our tribes would span more than a few days ride across, we'd be at constant war with each other, we'd all have distinct languages and be unable to communicate well, we'd have developed far less, if at all

It's all about learning to get along together - even within the tribe, the physically strongest would rule, if the others were unable to cooperate well enough to spread power more intelligently

Now we've got technological power up the ying yang, and we've definitely got dominion over the natural world - these are very new concepts, we'll be a while learning how to deal with them ....... we have been clever, now can we be wise, that is the question ..... only answer i see is to merge the tribes, marry each other's sisters - project present trends off into the future, and it's a clear choice, we've got One World, or no world

You have to have struggle of course, for release of excess testosterone ... but we have a home-grown medium for that - hockey
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