It has happened that a person thought I wanted to live like “the Indians”, when I mentioned living tribally. That idea just pops into their minds when I just mention tribal living, without going into detail (of which there is very much) about it.
“Living like the Indians” is not the worst idea one could have In many ways they lived Good Lives. In many ways they did not.
I would be proud to have their hunting, foraging and herbal medicine skills and knowledge…and their wood and stone craft. Their knowledge of their territories is to be admired too. In some ways they had Good Morals. For the most part they were loyal to their People and were brave in the defense of same. They frequently (almost daily) honored their Gods and Spirits in little and large rituals of song and dance and story telling. Stories designed to mostly teach the Good Red Road in Life…the paths of Moral Behavior that made one worthy of one’s People. One thing the Original Peoples of the “New World” had a reputation for, was the “Keeping Of One’s Word”. There was a high Individual participance in “One’s Word Of Honor”. Of course, attending this virtue was the other one of Wisdom…as applied to being careful about what One says they will do.
To tell the Truth, I would emulate many of the ways of the “Red Peoples”, as I endeavored to build a superior tribal structure. A tribal system that inspires others to emulate Us. For the Betterment Of Humanity.
There is much to learn from the “Old Tribes”. Not only the Red Ones, but also the many different ones of the European, Asian and African continents. They all knew things and did things that would benefit a New Tribe becoming.
All We would have to do is discard the weaknesses…the error in emotion and mental practices. The quickness to wage war, for example. Or even the willingness to attack another because they are different. Though I can see where certain kinds of difference should be attacked, with the goal to eradicate them from Our Species.
So. Some of the “knowledge of the “Old Tribes” should be and would be, adapted from and used. It would be a shame to waste such a rich heritage that developed over 900,000 years. Old Tribe knowledge seems to me to be a good foundational base for the development and addition of New Tribal Knowledge. The two branches, together, could become a powerful influence in the Evolution of Humanity.
New Tribalism knowledge will have its roots in the present day cultures. Particularly the knowledge in science and technology. But not all of this. The “best” tribes of New Tribalism would reject all involvement in and use of nuclear energy and technology. This dangerous science is just too toxic to use on Our World. Maybe it could be used in the exploration of the universe, but I don’t know if the Spiritual Realm will permit this.
Chemical knowledge has value, but it also needs a good dose of Morality applied to its use. It too is dangerous and can be misused in the “wrong” hands.
I hope that New Tribalism, at least it’s “better” elements will make gains in the control of “immoral Individuals” of Our Species. A great part of Our Education will be the research and development of “Standards Of Decency” that can be effectively applied in the management of Our Lives.
We need to learn how to recognize “inferior” behavior and constantly strive to reduce it among Us. It is a detriment to Our Evolution. And slows Us down…more than is normal. This can be achieved Humanely and Wisely….patiently and with perseverance. These neglected, or incompetently approached aspects of Our Evolution, need fresh new energies from the “best” of Us. The “Inferior” will not help with this, because, of course, it threatens their dismal existence…their Lives as they understand it. “Standards Of Decency” in Human Rights have to be carefully studied and constructed. Of course, there will be a broad range of Lifestyle to be included in Our New Social Structures. But, in the spirit of “bringing the bottom up”, as well as uncorrupting the “Top”, We will, gently as possible, eradicate those that make the least contribution to Human Evolution. Those who rely on misuse of force and dishonesty to promote prestige and wealth in their mis-lived lives. These are parasites and should no longer be allowed to stain the Evolutionary Record of Our Species.
I know I am using language that is frightening to some. But please understand that I hold dear the belief, that the best progress in Our Evolution is the efforts and gains We make in Ourselves…as Individuals.
These considerations are basic to what is needed in Our Education as New Peoples in New Tribes. We must establish certain values, abilities and “controls” that the nations have failed to develop, or maintain. These will bring what reasonably can be called “Better” into Our Lives and Cultures.