What would you think is beyond the stage of Tribalism?
Actually, nationalism is o nly 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.
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 o nly 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 o n the planet � should matter as much to you
as does your own life.
What happens to them � to all other species � is also happening
What happens to the trees also happens to us.
To the air.
We are all o ne.
Essentially, it�s like we all live together in o ne 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, 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 Washington.
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 o n the planet to survive, including all of our fellow animal
To understand that we are all o ne, 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.