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hmmm, tribal logic was the norm for tens of thousands of years, as it is today in rural afghanistan. i support my unit, right or wrong. it's only comparatively recently that we have evolved substituting ideas for what was as normal as the sun coming up every morning. it was a radical change for sure, still far too radical for some!

the next step will be making them good ideas...

:)

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by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Wed May 6th, 2009 at 06:30:35 PM EST
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i should add that the military uses this tribal psychology to reinforce group bonds and morale, the cog-diss comes when the poor grunts try and believe they're not just there for smash-and-grab, but for some holy cause or other.

cf 'honour', 'liberty', the american way' etc

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Wed May 6th, 2009 at 06:34:30 PM EST
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