I find it more and more difficult to repeat the phrase “One nation indivisible” from pledge of allegiance.
Nation: a large group of people with strong bonds of identity; a large group or collective of people with common characteristics attributed to them.
Indivisible: unable to be divided or separated.
Tribe: a social division in a traditional society consisting of communities linked by social, economic, religious, with a common culture
I would posit that the United States is divided into three tribes. The poor and undereducated tribe of the deep south; The displaced working class tribe of the rust belt; the academic, creative and progressive tribe of the northwest and northeast.
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