Love Thy Neighbor

Tribes! It’s the new buzz word! As if enough hasn’t been done to native cultures, we are again segregating and flocking together while ostracizing others. I wonder what will happen if we as a society fragment into a bunch of tribes? Though America may have been discovered by a single group, the Founding Farmers (Fathers) went to great lengths to ensure freedoms prevailed so long as we remain civil and participatory. It is increasingly obvious to me that without basic concepts including respect, community pride without polarization (as a country), open and considerate discussion, as well as belief in and commitment to this American Dream, we as a people, for the people, and by the people, simply cannot live up to the standards that those before us fought so hard to create, preserve, and pass on.