We are our own enemies, our own predators. But why?
Tribalism; the idea that we should huddle together in groups fearing change and looking suspiciously at other groups. From the child originating violent and hating ‘gangs’ based on the few streets or estate on which one lives, through to tribes based on a religious belief, we seem to have a problem.
A real problem that’s getting worse.
I’m always suspicious of those who declare themselves to be against racism with one breath and then supportive of breaking down society into tribes with another breath, and I think we might be in grave danger if it doesn’t stop soon. These people need to have their double standards highlighted for all to see the damage they are causing.
In its extreme we’ve seen how tribalism within our own country will lead to members of one tribe quite happily suicide bombing other tribes within our own country. Such is the erosion of a united identity and pride.
Looking across the world what we see is country after country divided and fighting internally because of its tribalism and the encouragement of separatism.
We are told that multiculturalism is good for Britain. If this meant humans disregarding their different tribes of origin (“heritage”) in favour of living and working together in one geographical area, then yes it would be good. However, all that happens is that tribes live parallel lives in the same geographical area, not speaking to each other, not interacting, not sharing, not trusting and certainly not really tolerating or even understanding the differences. This leads to suspicion and fear and war. Already within Britain we are at war with each other and its going to get worse unless we address it head on instead of pussy-footing around.
What was once a United Kingdom is becoming extremely and dangerously disunited in a way that is constantly being encouraged. Even by dissolving power into Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland we are encouraging further division and separatism rather than encouraging unity. Indeed, with the Welsh language being actively encouraged and growing in use as a defiant act of tribalism we are moving towards a situation where we won’t even be able to understand each other and enter into dialogue any more. The same is happening in Scotland. Had it not been blocked by public opinion revolting against it, England itself would have commenced being broken down into separate parts by now.
All of this is in stark contrast to the European Union move towards a single purpose and unity. Paradoxically it is also the European Union that is the primary instigator of the encouragement to division and separatism. Ultimately this can all only lead to further European disunity and prejudice.
Looking around the world the countries with internal unrest and civil war we see are the ones erupting as a result of extended periods of encouraged division and tribalism. Countries embracing the differences by teaching and acting with equality and a sense of unity across all are the places of peace and greater understanding.
Here in Britain we look with despair at the mistrust and turf wars that play out within the teenage population, leading to shootings and stabbings, and we seem puzzled that it is happening. We shouldn’t be. Our policies of encouraging tribalism, separatism and anything but a single united common pride and purpose are to blame.
We are killing our children, and the killing won’t stop until we change our message.
Sadly, changing the message might interfere with the bigger picture and greater agenda of those who wish the division to continue for more sinister reasons. What hope is there for the UNITED Kingdom or Planet Earth?