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Dangers of Tribalism

“Above all, we must avoid the pitfalls of tribalism. If we are divided among ourselves along tribal lines, we open our doors to foreign intervention and its potentially harmful consequences.” Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia.
Political Tribalism is a typical mindset: that of teenage foot ball hooligans, which can never be allowed in a position of responsibility.
The language of tribalism is filled with disrespect to others, allowing one’s moral compass to fail.
Tribalism is triumphalism, the idea that sides must always be taken, is the opposite of reasonableness.
Anyone invoking such language wants to lower people’s intelligence to that of confused, angry and reactive adolescence.
The purpose of lowering of people’s standards of intelligence, is of course manipulation to nefarious ends.
The colonial definition of peoples as “tribes”, has a history of delegitimization of nations and cultures.
Such redefinition and groupings were intended to design social processing of human and therefore material resources. A group once designed can be put on top or on bottom of another, or in the case of Political Tribalism in confrontation with each other.
Nations became tribes, kings were called chiefs, and colonial pirates became legitimized.
The feelings of injustice became channeled in tribal warfare, one group of victims blaming another for the general injustice all suffered equally under colonial domination.
The repeat of this scenario after independence is the return of old manipulative tools to keep people busy fighting amongst themselves while their countries are being plundered.
The answer to tribalism is eldership consultation and communication, just as the answer to the adolescent ranting is wisdom.

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