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Circle of Friends
04-16-2018, 07:35 AM
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Circle of Friends
I found this article interesting even though it originated outside my circle. It helps explain why California is fighting the Fed's, why it's cities and counties are fighting state government, why liberals are fighting conservatives, why borders, culture, language are important and why there never will be a "one world government.

Friendship’s Dark Side:
‘We Need a Common Enemy’

"But homophily, researchers said, is also the basis of tribalism, xenophobia and racism, the urge to “otherize” those who differ from you and your beloved friends in one or more ways."

"Fortunately, he added, no model insists that the out-group must be exterminated or otherwise eliminated from the scene. “It’s possible to treat the out-group with mild dislike or even grudging respect,” he said. “Cultivating in-group distinctiveness does not require that the other must be killed.”
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