One Human Tribe
Tribalism in this day and age is the failing of society. We are nearly all interconnected and interdependent in a global community. So what is tribalism, it takes many forms be it cultural, social, economic, racial, religious, or sexual. Tribalism was useful when you needed to protect your tribe members at the point of a spear. The unknown enemy was a real threat to the survival of your gene pool, however with the human conscience now, through the internet, connected potentially into seven billion minds and soul there has to be one set of universal values/constants that are the socially acceptable norms that define us as the One Human Tribe.
We are the custodians of this earth and we have to treat everything in it as preciously as our own original tribe members, protect that as if it is our very own gene pool, because it is in fact the very same gene pool. Every living creature that has existed is in one way or another represented in us or the creatures that we share this beautiful earth with. We are the embodiment and testament to the success of the race of of every living thing on earth.
We are a singular human tribe that came walking out of Africa at some time or another. We all have the very same descendants.
According to one hypothesis, all people alive today have inherited the same mitochondria from a woman who lived in Africa about 160,000 years ago. She has been named Mitochondrial Eve. All men living today have inherited their Y chromosomes from a man who lived 140,000–500,000 years ago, probably in Africa. He has been named Y-chromosomal Adam.
So If you go back far enough we all have the very same mother so stop treating people like they are poor, Black, Jewish, Chinese, gay, or any other flavour of bigotry but treat them as your brother and sister, because in fact they are just that.
Imagine if you will an alien space ship lands, do you think they are going let you live, because you are an American, Christian, straight, living in London, because you meet certain criteria? They will not care, they will look at us as one race and will not differentiate between anyone of us. To them we are one, in fact to anyone looking from outside the lens of earth and our own eyes, we are one.
So become the enlightened human tribe of tomorrow; today. Get rid of the bigotry of difference and embrace one human love, look for the things you have in common with your fellow dweller on this planet and build on that set of values as the norm, rather than the things that differentiate you. Look for the simple universal truths that bind us together and as Cicero said “let the supreme law be the welfare of the people” with that in mind bring people together and treat everyone the way you want to be treated by others. Golden Rule is very simple thing to live by and could be a solution to many of today’s conflicts.
I believe that unless we start the education of our children to see everyone and each other as a member of the One Human Tribe as their brothers and sisters we will keep re-cycling the hatred of the dividers of the human tribe. I am furious when I see people trying to divide us all from the fraternal love we should share with our brothers and sisters. I am an optimist and know that in the end we will as the One Human Tribe succeed and bring us all together. I live in hope that in a few hundred years time we will look back at this time of history as a time of change for the unification of seven billion souls into one global heart.