Re: Field of Memes

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    > > Taliban is not a tribe;
    > Well, hmm, that could be nitpicking. It is certainly a 'tribal
    > ego' which is what Ted said.
    > > But your point, IMO, is essentially correct: that tribalism is still
    > > prevalent and well. The response of the American people to Sept
    > > 11 might
    > > also be seen as tribal.
    > Yes, that was my point.
    > - Wade

    No, that was my point.

    On November 27, I wrote:

    >>>Early humans identified not with
    themselves as individuals but with their group. The ego began
    collectively, and its collective influence remains powerful, as we saw
    in the tribalistic reaction of America to the terror struck against it.>>>


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