For as long as humans have been around, and for as much technology as we now posses, I sometimes think that as a species we have not really evolved as a society much further then our tribal ancestors.
Oh sure, we live in cities, nations, and such, but honestly they are just bigger tribal camps and bigger tribes.
And for all of our ‘enlightenment’ we still behave like tribal people.
If your skin is different, if you don’t like the same gender as everyone else, if you do not see yourself as the gender you were born with, or goddess help, you if you do not talk to same tribal deity or come form a different tribe as everyone else. Because if you don’t you are an outsider, scary and a threat to the survival of the tribe, and there must therefore be killed, and eliminated so that your tribe may flourish.
Sounds like rubbish doesn’t it?
But look around you at politics, with wars and crimes and the why of it all, and sometimes it starts to make perfect sense.
And that is kind of a sad thing I think, for all of our technology, or thousands of years of stdy education and religion, we are still the same scared tribal people who huddled in caves, or in other camp dwelling every time it stormed.
I wonder how long we will remain so?