The Tribalization of Industrial Civilization

By Thomas Ivan Dahlheimer

The unnatural and inhumane regulation of ordinary people's lives by the elite of large organizations and institutions is necessary for the functioning of the current industrial-technological society.

The mass media is mostly under the control of large organizations that are integrated into the system. Therefore, to make an impression on society with articles, letters to editors, essays etc. is almost impossible for most individuals and small groups. The result is a sense of powerlessness on the part of non-elite members of society who have an important message or insight to share with others, a message or insight that the elite do not want published or read.

Example of an insight: The United Nations recent World Conference Against Racism exposed the true history of the Catholic Church, and also, but to a lesser degree, both some Protestant churches as well as our nation. The elite of the Catholic Church as well as both the elite of some Protestant churches and our nation's federal government denied indigenous people their basis human rights, and in doing so caused genocides, holocausts, ethic cleansings, slavery, grand theft of indigenous peoples' homelands etc.. Therefore, if the elite predecessors of the present-day elite were responsible for such terrible atrocities what might the present-day elite be guilty of? To blindly trust in their moral guidance, as many do, is to abandon reason, an essential component of a good moral conscience. And this, in turn, leads to more and more atrocities.

Because of the present-day so-called "free press informational system", a brainwashing system, some activists (not including myself) have come to believe that violent actions are necessary to get their message out to the great multitude of brainwashed servants of the powerful elite.

The current elite-run industrial-technological society cannot, without a great effort by non-violent revolutionaries (like myself), be broken down into freedom-loving, small, autonomous communities, such as primitive tribal communities, because the elite have a system in place wherein production depends on the collective cooperation of very large numbers of people.

The current system forces people to behave in ways that are increasingly alien from the natural order of human behavior. For example, the system needs scientists, mathematicians and engineers. It can't function without them. So heavy pressure is put on children to excel in these fields. It isn't natural for an adolescent to spend most of his/her time sitting at a desk absorbed in study. A normal adolescent wants to spend his/her time in active contact with the real natural world. Among primitive peoples the activities that children are trained to do are in harmony with natural human behavior. Among American Indians, for example, boys were trained in active outdoor pursuits - just the sort of things that boys like. But in our society children are herded into crowded indoor class rooms to study technical subjects, which most do with resentment.

Another example, the elite think that they need to prolong young adults' sexual inclinations and behavior in order to efficiently prepare them for occupations in the system. Instead of preparing young adults for marriage, by helping them to stay in harmony with their natural biological time table, as primitive societies did, (young adults married by the age of sixteen) they prolong adolescents, and by doing so, they promote sexual perversion, which causes young adults to have multiple sex partners, which in turn causes a venereal discease health epidemic as well as unwanted pregnancies which in many cases end with abortion. In addition, this problem with the elite also creates a lot of fatherless welfare recipient families.

Because of the constant pressure that the system exerts to unnaturally modify human behavior, there is a gradual increase in the number of people who cannot or will not adjust to society's requirements: fraudulent welfare recipients, youth-gang members, counter-cultural hippies, cultists, anti-government rebels, radical environmentalist saboteurs, dropouts and many other resisters of various kinds.

The current system does not exist to satisfy human needs. Instead, it is human behavior that is being unnaturally modified to fit the needs of the system. Therefore, if the system is not radically transformed, so that it exist to satisfy natural human needs it will soon self-destruct into anarchy.

Thomas Ivan Dahlheimer
Wahkon, Minnesota

This letter is displayed on the Indigenous Peoples Literature website. Over 10,000,000 people have visited this website.

This letter was also published in the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe's Lake Traverse Reservation newspaper, a newspaper named Sota. Lake Traverse Reservation is located in South Dakota and is home to 10,840 Sisseton-Wahpeton people.

On January 17, 2007 the Aitkin Independent Age, a Minnesota county newspaper, published this letter.

Another article of mine about this topic can be viewed and read by clicking A Tribal Cultures Influences New Age Gobalization Mission

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