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Tribalism is a term once used exclusively to describe the thinking and lives of indigenous tribes of people. Today it is commonly used in reference to identification with, exaltation of, and defensiveness regarding the thinking and behaviors of a particular social group. There are positive and commendable expressions of tribalism associated with love for, and loyalty towards, home and family, God and country, etc. But there is a negative form of tribalism raging today that threatens individual character and the very survival of America and life as we have known it.