Beyond Tribalism - by Ocean


Beyond Tribalism


What would you think is beyond the stage of Tribalism? 

Nationalism?

Actually, nationalism is only a more crowded form of tribalism.

To get beyond tribalism – and this is what is required if we are to 
become global, to expand our consciousness and to save our planet – 
is our task.
Think!

It’s time to reexamine our thoughts and to adopt a policy of survival.

Since survival for individuals depends upon the survival of the planet, then, 
obviously the o nly thoughts to have are thoughts that contain the entire world.

To open our thoughts and hearts to include not only the entire species of 
humans, but to realize that we are all a part of the macrocosm, therefore, 
the health and life of every other specie – even if you had not before 
cared for the rest of us on the planet – should matter as much to you 
as does your own life.

What happens to them – to all other species – is also happening 

to us.

What happens to the trees also happens to us.

To the air.

The water.

We are all one.

Essentially, it’s like we all live together in one of those habitats 
under a big jar.

If the entire ecosystem is healthy, then we all are too.


Synthesis IS Survival


To synthesize is to neutralize the time-honored dictum of of nation-states 
and tribalism, whose mantra is to divide and conquer.

Currently, we are attempting to recover from the Bush Administration's policy to stay in power and to keep the nation ignorant is to constantly inflate the perceived cultural differences between nations, and to bully, insult, and to disrespect all others who do not comply with whatever is dictated from the Republicans.

Diplomacy is a bad word to Bush, and compassion is not in their agenda.

Universalism, that is, synthesizing, is necessary for the planet to survive, 
or rather, for us on the planet to survive, including all of our fellow animal 
species.

To understand that we are all one, and that compassion is the way to survival, 
and that universal diplomacy is the way to peaceful communication with every 
other nation is the start.

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