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>From: "Steve Drew" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: necesity of mental memes
>Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2002 21:22:50 +0000
>>On Monday, January 21, 2002, at 08:29 , Lawrence DeBivort wrote:
>> >Can you say a bit more about what you mean by 'tribalism' and its
>> >Might it be possible to create a sense of a species-wide tribe? And
>> >this be at all helpful or harmful?
>>Well, I'll pull out the flowers, and say, well, I was thinking pretty
>>simply like a hippy. Us vs Them-ism. Tribalism.
>>Might it be possible to have a global village, all of us Us, none of us
>>It would be helpful, were it possible.
>>But, my cynicism kicks in overtime, and sees no possibility.
>>I want to be wrong.
>>- - Wade
>The possibility is always there Wade, it just tends to be too difficult
>most people to do. This doen't mean we should stop trying.
>The other way to establish a global villiage was covered by Joe Haldeman in
>'the Forever War" and Robert Hienlien in "Starship Troopers" (Not the crap
>film) - find some aliens to hate. Or is that even more cynical?
A good sized asteroid hurling across our orbit along a path that's too close
for comfort might facilitate all the world's nations seeking common ground.
I'm not sure what true threat there may be "out there" over a given time
period (say the next century or so) but neither were the dinosaurs in their
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