Okay Folks Here’s What’s Really Causing The Fighting Among Liberals, the Alt-right And Every One Else

It is the tribal impulse, Stupid. The tribal impulse is imbedded within the base human ego. And since the ego is also our main defense mechanism there is a highly explosive element within the tribal impulse.

Like everything in life tribalism cuts both ways. Its positive purpose is to foster community action for the good of those of similar characteristics such as race, religion and nationality.

Its negative offset (everything in life has a negative offset because of the universal law of probability balance) is to promote fear and hatred between those of unlike characteristics — “the other.” The clash of differing political ideologies is simply one more element of the negative tribal offset.

What is occurring more than ever in today’s world is what I call spillover. Meaning that as the earth is a limited entity and there are more are more people, it is forcing the mixing of all sorts of peoples of differing tribal impulses. So like an over crowded cage of rats, the fiction rate among humans of all kinds is NOW going through the roof.

I applaud you courageous effort to promote the positive, uplifting aspects of life, but it will always remain an uphill struggle against the dark side of man and the universe. Trolling is fun for the evil.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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