Nothing is as retrogressive as entertaining ideas on tribalism. Strangely, to some people, this includes those assumed to be victims of tribalism. Being affected on tribal lines implies having a proclivity to also be associated with tribalism. By definition, tribalism is derived from a person’s feeling of identity and loyalty to his own tribe. Without a tribe, a person feels insecure.
Tribalism is notoriously a product of primitive cultural societies. As designed by colonialists, this is commonly characterized in conglomerate communal villages, programmed in simple languages, as opposed to complex structures. The primitive nature of tribalism is based on the inability to provide a qualitative estimation of survival objectives.
The dignity of humanity is found in giving, rather than receiving. Language is not tribal but is often mistaken for tribal identity. What is in a language, necessitating preservation? There are those who maintain that language is as important as culture is important.
However rarely has anyone been able to provide some quantifiable value, derived from cultural preservation. Why preserve culture, if not providing what is necessary for survival purposes? Language is assumed to be necessary for preserving culture. But what is it that drives one towards feeling deprived, when culture is suppressed?
The tribal identity separates a group from the rest of the population. The important question to ask ought to be, who benefits, and what benefit, out of cultural preservation? Without proper evaluation, the proponent of tribalism is headed towards insanity.
If there is less survival estimation in living as solitary entities, what is the logic of separating from the rest of the population? When focusing on things that happened in the past, one finds himself deeply embracing discarded primitive living. How primitive can one be? One is as primitive as inward-looking.
Tribalism is self-centred, leading to the decimation of those concerned. Survival is derived from outward consideration of others, more than focusing on personal survival. The business of living is derived from what one gives to others. The degraded scale, in terms of survival objectives, is premised on introversion.
One cannot survive longer when focusing on personal interests, before thinking about the interests of others. A person’s survival potential stretches far and wide when considering other people’s interests. The tribal identity is concerned about self-centredness, more than the concern of the survival of others. It is more non-survival than providing ideas of survival.
Like racism, tribalism is premised on a false identity. A human being was created in God’s image, not likened to anything physical. The tribal viewpoints give the impression that different tribes are less important than themselves. Tribalism consideration is even more illogical as using the language for tribal identity.
The language spoken by a person may not necessarily be his tribal identity. Although using the language by which he is identified, the person might be of the tribe he denounces. Something needs urgent addressing, before falling into the trap of decimating one another, over tribal falsehoods. The assumption that a person’s tribe is better than those of different tribes is as wicked as Satan is wicked.