Tribalism explains everything - good articleSubmitted by djinwa on Sat, 10/06/2012 - 23:30
Found an interesting article summarizing human behavior and our evil nature in defending whatever tribe or group we belong to. Explains why people bash the other party even if its the same. Also explains why we like to go to war.
Much of what Jesus and others preached was to help us resist our natural tendencies. Love our enemies, blessed are the peacemakers, the golden rule, etc. But even those professing belief let their instincts override what they preach.
I intend to call people out on this stuff because most people are not aware how they are acting - it is subconscious animal behavior. I have chickens and cattle and I learn more about politics from them than anyone else.
Of course, the guys at the top take advantage of our herd instincts. Get us to hate the other guys no matter the issues.