Wednesday, August 20, 2014

#Universalism as an alternative to #nationalism may save humanity

The tribal mindset that espouses the "us against them" view of the world and the pernicious fundamentalist religion and nationalism that accompanies it, is the greatest threat to the planet.

There is no unique story, flag, anthem, prophet, god or language. (see Joseph Campbell's "The Hero With a Thousand Faces.") Power hungry politicians and clerics continue to advocate demagoguery despite the fact that human beings are 99.9% the same. We are individual threads in the fabric of life. The sooner we embrace universalism and one world government; the better.

A Filipino example of tribal stupidity is the renaming of a typhoon with a filipino name when it enters the filipino area of responsibility. All this does is create confusion; especially when asking international donors for help.

English is no better or worse than any other language. It just happens to be the universal language.

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