Us vs Them Paradigm
If you take the time to step back for a moment, you will see that we are surround with subliminal programming to turn us on one another.
I believe that there is an effort to keep our societies, in all countries, divided as the citizens. An effort to keep us at war with one another on a
multitude of levels. We are generalized into groups by either our race, sex, or the many "choices" that we make on a daily basis.
I am sure that this concept is not a new idea to many of you that are reading this but I just wanted to compose my thoughts on the topic into a thread
to get a better look at how we are split into tribes.
All across America there are professional stadiums and arenas that can hold thousands of people. Then you have the college stadiums, then the
semi-pro arenas, then all the way down to your local high school or little league field. Every town in America has some sort of affiliation with a
sporting team on some level. America's popular sports are NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL.(Note: I referred to the separate sporting leagues as their
corporations to show that all teams affiliated with said league or controlled by the boards of those corporations.)
Now there are plenty of other
sports that people prefer but that is not the issue.
When you attend a sporting event, it is always one side versus the other. You will have a group of organized people, donning their teams apparel and
colors, chanting for the players of their teams, and occasionally doing bizarre rituals for their team's success. But when you look across the
field, you have the other teams fans doing the same thing. How many people do you know personally that are die hard fans of a certain team, to the
point where they hold it against others for not sharing the same point of view? I would say that is the majority of sports fans. I believe that
watching sports isn't even about watching the game anymore but it is about being on the winning team….at least feeling like you are winning.
There are always commercials on television or the radio advertising for a certain company but at the same time advertising their rival as well. Who
would spend millions on television ad marketing to advertise their competition? Maybe we need to take a deeper look at some of the main stock holders
of these companies and see how many fingers in how many pies.
I imagine that many people remember in the late 90's, maybe even earlier, that Coke and Pepsi would share commercials. The Pepsi Challenge for
instance and the practice continues to this day with ridiculous commercials that show a delivery man from each company, competing with one another by
trying to out do the other with their products display. Still to this day, I wonder what Snoop Dog was thinking.
It isn't just the soda and cell phone companies either, it is the laundry soaps, paper towels, cars, etc, etc. But we have to ask ourselves, "Are
these companies really different?" The answer is NO but we don't want to believe it so we will continue to buy Pepsi over Coke and to claim one is
Politics - Democrats vs Republicans
Now I believe that everyone can agree that this is probably the most obvious example of Rivalry and Tribalism. This is disgustingly obvious anytime
someone starts a thread on ATS about anything remotely close to being politically related. The majority of people in our society will blindly and
faithfully follow a party line and not know a single thing about that candidate. People that are loyal to single party will be the hardest to
convince to listen to the oppositions thoughts or policies. When in the middle of national crisis, the finger will always being pointed to the
opposite party, who in their minds is always below them. How many of you are honestly in the middle or do not care? Most will take the side on or
the other and then battle the opposition… even if they are like minded and trying to reach the same end goal.
Another obvious tool used to divide the people of nations, to put them at never ending wars with one another. A tool to keep them busy from asking
the important questions. For thousands of years in our recorded history on Earth, we have thousands of incidents were there was violence caused in
the name of religion. Some may say that it has been a key factor in the reason that Western nations are at war in the Middle East.
Nationality and Race
This type of tribe people are involuntarily born into but many accept it and carry out as a part of the tribe for their whole lives. Believing that
their country, state, county, or town is better than any other. Some may say that there is nothing wrong with being proud of where you are from and I
can agree to a point but to judge a whole group simply from where they are from is illogical….yet we find ourselves instinctively judging others by
The same goes for race. We are born into it and we bound with our fellow citizens but some may feel distinct and threatened by one of another race.
Stereotypes are formed and beliefs, from hearsay rather than experience, are turned into some's reality causing a division among the people in their
community. This is nothing new.
I could have gone into some deeper details that outline a hidden agenda by the elite 0.5% to keep us at war with each other, the information is out
there, but that is for you to find yourself.
I know that there is a lot of other example of Designed Rivalry and Tribalism and I hope that others will help add to the list. I hope that this
thread can maybe help some see that we, the average citizen, are like a Rooster in a Cock fight…we are being put up against each other for the
profit and amusement of external forces. We need to recognize that we are one species that have common dreams and goals. We need to learn to stop
participating in the division of our society but to unite and eliminate the forces that try to oppress and control our lives.