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Tribe of Liberty

Jerry1061 Wrote: Sep 28, 2012 8:04 AM
One problem with your otherwise very good article, the progressive/liberals in America are no longer standing with the "American tribe" against the other tribes. If that were the case they would be making an all out defense of America IE: the first amendment rather than justifying the other tribes attacks on it, No the American tribe has a serious identity crisis, or at least one fairly large segment of it.
We like tribalism for the same reason we like to eat fatty foods: We evolved that way.

Homo sapiens didn't survive long on the African savannas as rugged individualists. Alone, they couldn't scare away the scarier animals and, for the most part, they couldn't catch or kill the tastier ones. But in groups, humans rose to the top of the food chain thousands of years ago and have been passing down their tribe-loving genes ever since.

Customs and practices that ensured the survival of the species were worked out through trial and error and passed from one generation to another. Over...