— Bill Bonner
Whether it was on a prehistoric African Savannah or in modern America, the instinct is the same.
But who’s “us”? And who’s “them”?
It’s hard to say… and probably not worth trying.
The instinct that worked so well in the private space of a small tribe is a catastrophe in the large, public space. It cuts off trade. It leads to wars, persecutions, and genocides.”
— Yuval Noah Harari
That’s how history unfolds. People weave a web of meaning, believe in it with all their heart, but sooner or later the web unravels, and when we look back we cannot understand how anybody could have taken it seriously.”