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Sorry, Ted. I've been out of town quite a bit and came back to find several
hundred emails waiting and had to jump over quite a few. Missed yours. Yes,
you made the point about the American response to Sept 11 being tribalistic.
> > > 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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