Monday, July 09, 2012

The Nagging Persistence of Tribalism

Humanity is a Tribal Species

The Nagging Persistence of Tribalism - Taki's Magazine
The most reasonable discussion and explanation for our American obsession with race and racism I have seen yet. I can't imagine how any intelligent person could disagree with this.

Then Jim Goad sums it up thus:
The sanest route would be to treat everyone fairly while conceding that life is unfair. Presume that anyone who ignores nature and thinks everything is 100% nurture is a natural-born idiot. And you should tolerate whomever you like, avoid whomever you dislike, but NEVER tolerate anyone who won’t tolerate you.