New Tribalism = A Specialized Interest

Many Individuals are attracted to the idea of alternate Lifestyles. But many of these will not be suited for involvement in New Tribes Of the “Better” Kind.

This is because some Individuals just cannot adjust and adapt to the needs of Many. Cannot fit in with a group…unless said group somehow can maintain hyper Individuality and coherence at the same time.

This kind of group did and can exist. The “American Mountain Man” did this. They socialized in their special way…infrequently and briefly. Then they went about their solitary lives.

They did develop and exercise “power” a few times. As a distinct and unique “group”. They, Individually, had above average skills in fighting. Skills that were enhanced and strengthened, by their Wilderness Living Lifestyle, their interactions with each other and their close contacts with the Old Tribes of the “Original Peoples” of the “Land of the Eagle and of the Condor and all the lands in between”.

But their strengths were in their loose and fluid, Individual philosophies of Personal Freedom. But this was the source of their “weakness” as well. If a lack of place and group permanence is construed as social weakness.

Those of the “Mountain Man Kind” might be able to form this kind of tribe. All that is needed is a bit of wilderness and some “Kindred Spirits”. This does exist now, in a few places, such as the “Rocky Mountains” and “Alaska”…probably in Siberia too.

The other type of New Tribe is, in varying degrees, more of a cooperative and social nature. These can be found almost anywhere and are of different Moral and Visionary levels. These can be found in small groups and in larger groups. They can be found in the cities and in rural areas and some can even be found in the remnants of wilderness that we still enjoy.

These social construct New Tribes can be very valuable in the perspective of the survival of the Human Species. Valuable as doable alternates in relation to collapsing civilizations.

New Tribalism is a specialized interest that could become “general” as More and More People need viable Lifestyle alternatives to turn to. The pragmatists usually follow the “visionaries” in these things. The way of things is not shown by the pragmatists and the way to do things is not proven by the visionaries. Both and more, are needed to make things, hopefully Good Things, come to pass.

 

 

When A “New Tribe” Is Of Value.

Depending on how one defines it, a “new tribe” can become a valuable social entity for several different reasons.
It might be mentioned here, that the “Old Tribes”, having developed out of little Families, Clans and Bands of richly varied and diverse Pre-historic Humanity, were intrinsic Evolutionary and essential steps toward a one day United and Peace Waging Humanity. A day that is probably still many thousands of years in an uncertain future. We, Homo Sapien Evolvus might not come to that day. There are forces and conditions that are competing to influence the achievement, or non-achievement, of this “dream” which began with the Creational Evolutionary Plans of Creator, here on Our World, Urth.
The value of the “Old Tribes” is in their “role” as social building blocks that augment and expedite the plans Of Creation. It is about important aggregations for survival, in the competitions between parts of species and races of Pre-Humanity and Humanity.
New Tribes, in some ways, are also expressions of Our quest to fulfill Creational Evolutionary Design and Planning. They can be valuable in their role to salvage elements of the largest social constructs, as these fragment and collapse under their own weight, as Humans reach limits of their abilities to successfully control their destiny. In other words, We tend to grow beyond Our abilities to maintain “large” societies because of the “Frontier Unknowns” these bring with them, as certain stresses accumulate to strain the abilities of the Leadership Kind of the Governments.
Usually We learn Our lessons in Life, from these stresses and strains, but usually after a collapse has occurred.
One of the values of New Tribes, (of the more Progressive and Positive Kind) is the saving of what can be used to rebuild a Better World, but not necessarily the same pattern as before. This idea could be said to be the “Overall Positive Value Of New Tribalism”.
But there are more “personal” viewpoints about the values of New Tribalism also.
One of these “personal viewpoints” is related to some Individual Needs that come from the weakness, or even absence of a “Good” Family structure in one’s Life. A new tribe could provide some healing and satisfactory emotional support for some Individuals who might need a Family Structure to relate to and function “in” (with), in their Lives. Family structures can become Clans (United Families) and Tribal (United Clans) size groups. But there is a “science” and “art” in the achievement of this. Methods that encompass, or is influenced by, many social organization styles and norms.
Another value, of a personal viewpoint, might be the mutual protection and safety that a new tribe might provide. Usually, it takes more to defend against more. Unless one is a formidable warrior type, then survival can be augmented in close knit groups. But even “Lone Wolves” have their limitations…as do any social groupings.
The preservation of and maintenance of a new tribe can be a wonderful challenge for those of Us who perceive the value of this remedy to collapsing civilizations…or even merely to experiment with Better Ways Of Living. Those of Us who enjoy the challenge of riding the “Winds Of Change” and even directing them to serve Humanity and the Creational Plans.
But We must keep in Mind that there will be “Loss” as well as gain. The point might be to minimize the losses and maximize the gains; according to the Morals and Values (Virtues) of the members of a new tribal society.
There will be many differences between the world of the “Old Tribes” and that of the “New Tribes”.
For many thousands of years (almost a million) the Old Tribes had vast lands in which to seek “elbow room” and expand into. They did this as one solution to the problems caused by prolific Human reproductivity and the competition that came from this. (Also, there is the manipulations of Us by powerful alien groups that promote “gains” for themselves from Humans waging war on Humans) We have much ignorance to overcome.
Today and tomorrow, the New Tribes will not have the luxury of Wilderness to go to and fill. The “More Advanced” of them will have to master their numbers in relation to their ability to produce food and the amenities of Life and will have to learn the arts of making do with limited areas of land. However, the overpopulation of Our World might be reduced to where this limitation of space to Live in, might be relieved, through times of terrible struggle, disease and war.

Far Better to Responsibly learn and develop the disciplines of self-control that would promote a Peaceful and Evolutionary transition to Better Humanity Of Urth. Far Better to reduce Our Birth Rate and Humanely cull genetic defects and develop the social skills We need to construct Good standards of Living within prescribed areas. Each tribe should do this, un-interfered with within established “Standards of Decency”, in their own way. For the sake of their own group.
The value of this aspect of New Tribalism is obvious, to those of Us who can perceive it.

Conglomerates and Fragments

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Like the great waters, Life is tumultuous. Constant motion and shifting. Low points and high points. Movement given validity by islands of seeming less movement. Moments in time of darkness and “Light”…always known by Creator in all IT’S forms.

Like all things of the Material Creations, Centers of Culture aggregate and wax strong. Then they seem to lose their way, become unwieldy, break down and “fall”. Usually leaving their legacy, their mark on Human Evolution, as they are replaced by newer social constructs by the Few that rise up out of the Many of Us. New societies that always intend to be “good”, within unique Moral standard systems, that call to and challenge Us, to become More and Better. Each epoch of Human History is More and Better. Evolutionary Progress is being made. The healing is done and the lessons are slowly learned. At first by a few and then, Hopefully, by More and More of Us.

First come the strong visionary leaders. If they succeed in establishing a brave new society, or culture, they are followed by The Guardians Of The New Society’s Codes Of Morality. Some do well as they practice these valued codes…some do not. Sometimes the codes have to be adjusted “downward”, so that the society can maintain as broad a productive spectrum of Living, as it can. A place for the less, as well as the best. But Individuality cannot be given free rein. The power of cooperation suffers from this.

Each collapse of civilizations are lessons in the nature of how much and how long. Too much and too long causes stress and strain. Sometimes this is a slow dissolving, sometimes cataclysmic…sometimes both. This process begins with the Individual. And is the most successful when a majority of the constituent Individuals succeeds in Living well by the societies codes of Morality. But all must learn how far something is to be taken for the lastingness of their culture.

Do any not do this? Do some last longer than others? Why? Which “People” build the most lasting centers of culture? How do these utilize change? And make change, for Better and More, their lasting strengths?

While most of Humanity now enjoys the fruit of its endeavors for More and Better Culture, it from time to time, also is challenged to salvage pieces of what once was and rebuild, the best they can, something new. The “pieces” of a collapsed civilization are found, scrutinized and judged as to their worth in a new endeavor for Evolution…in a new culture.

Sometimes the pieces are remnants of older cultural efforts, that are found, resurrected and tried again.

The “best” of New Tribalism will do this. Because of its “outsider” perspective (and it’s “Insider” perspective too) it seeks fragments of Morality, Virtue and Practicality to reinstate into New Tribalism existence and Life Practices. Some of these fragments are the trampled ideas of Harmony and Balance With Nature. Other parts are the Golden Rule Revelations of Peaceful pursuits. These being synchronized with Our wonderful energy to live well…”well” being that which is Good for the Most Of us.

In juxtaposition to this Ideal, will be the efforts of “lesser” New Tribalists that reach not as “high” for cultural expression in Life and the die-hard types that cannot or will not see the Truths of their civilization’s sickness and demise. They identified with their mighty civilization so much, that they would not Evolve to something More and Better (in the sense of new constructs) and devote themselves to trying to fix what went wrong with their culture. Sometimes these are successful and actually do rebuild their civilizations into fresh new expressions of some of the values they hold dear. But, among these are the parasitic types that want only to “feed” on the dying carcass of the culture that has become “sick”, or is failing.

All of these Human elements of change demand energy and resources. They will not always be nice, or Peaceful, in their demands for what they think they need. Some will depend on secrecy. Others will seek powerful and protective alliances. And others will readily engage in wars of taking what they want and need.

Rarely a dull moment…especially since there are so Many of Us.