Saturday, November 3, 2018

Tribalism In Politics: Biological and Territorial Imperative

“...human beings are hardwired for tribalism. We compulsively (and unconsciously) divide the social landscape into ingroups and outgroups; selectively process information that affirms the virtues of the former and the vices of the latter; and allow our self-esteem to rise and fall with the status of our team...”

Comment: The so called “cultural warriors” of the far left and the far right fall into this purview. And remember: Much of politics is war in slow motion.