We live in a topsy-turvy world. Compared to just 20 years ago, the amount of small to serious incidents of uncertainty and chaos we might experience has seemed to rise. Things like “prepping” have become mainstream and most of us have experienced some sort of privation due to recent global events, including lockdowns and sudden supply distributions or rising costs.
Tribes may provide us a clue as to how to manage this.
The insanity of the hour and the deprivations don’t have to spell the end of the world to have a major inpact. It’s not likely to get better and the hits are going to keep coming. Most of us, mostly alone, are not prepared to handle such things with our wits and resources.
For anyone who isn’t independently wealthy and well-connected with lots of friends and family, the prospects for weathering a repeat or a more dramatic version of recent events isn’t that awesome. We literally recommend striving to become independently wealthy and well connected with lots of friends and family and, within the Upadaria Project we will aim, in part, to facilitate this for as many people as we can.
But even if you do acheive this, or if you are on the road thereto, having a tribe of people connected to your life at the personal level and through larger-scale networking possibilities is going to be vital to maintaining your convictions and values in relative peace and happiness while being materially well situated.
Building tribes is going to become a necessity. You will either build one with your own friends and family and then invite others to join in a network of such clusters of people or you will have to find and join one.
A tribe is a body of people who have a kinship bond, even if they aren’t related by blood, that connects them to each other in such a way that the well-being of each participant is of equal value to every other participant.
You may have multiple tribes, like people in your religious denomination, people of the same sociocultural background or ethnicity even, your extended family if it is close-knit, people you went to school with or fellow veterans, people in your profession, and the like.
But we foresee and are partly inspired by the idea that tribes are likely to become more important and more formal. The need to protect your sociocultural values from being a liability in a society that defies and demeans those values will require a more robust approach to having a larger support network for mutual profit and benefit.
Basically, if you have a large enough tribe of people who deeply share your sociocultural values you will have economic and business connections who will sustain each other even in the face of the cancel culture authoritarians who want to punish anyone who isn’t willing to change their values to meet the woke totalitarians’ demands.
Tribes as we are using this term are sociocultural and socioeconomic networks of people who connect and bond at the level of identity based on shared values. They have a common name/identity that represents their shared values and bond so that whenever they meet anyone who shares that name/identity, they know to prefer them and that they share their core values.
You cannot hope to endure these times of uncertainty and all these crises without a tribe of your own. Otherwise you will be easy prey to the cancel culture authoritarians and their woke totalitarian agenda.
Another form of tribe is our concept of a spiritual nation of people whose God is the Lord. This is definitely outside the immediate life-experience of most Americans who may equate things like race or citizenship to nationhood. We don’t mean those things. A spiritual nation is a larger tribal/kinship bond with a common identity based on shared beliefs, values, and convictions as expressed in ideals, principles, practices, and mandates that connects people through freewill participation.
The nearest equivalent we have to express this concept in a way you might understand is a fraternal benefit society or fraternal order, only with more of an emphasis on mutual self-reliance and self-sufficiency as well as maximum material independency from the agents of influence and control in an godless culture.
Our “tribe” is more formal, albeit not excessively so. It is based on 17 Protocols voluntarily adopted and used in mutual support for each participant to approach more and more degrees of independence and self-sufficient. But we are certain our cocnept and implementation of some form of tribal community of people, connecting online and clustering in person, will be more reflective of the norm in the future, especially for those whose values are virtually proscribed by society at large.
Whether you find your tribe through the Upadaria Project or not, the basic idea is to be very deliberate about engaging in connections that can scale to hundreds or more people that become your social safety net, your natural market, and your support system. Through our platform and other genesis structures, people will have a more convenient and accessible opportunity to be part of a tribe of people from around the world whose ideals, principles, and practices harmonize with their own values and facilitate greater levels of material prosperity and independence for themselves.
In a culture whose sociocultural and socioeconomic, not to mention political, structures are run by and for a ruling class who despise our Judeo-Christian morals and traditions, being part of some kind of tribe based on those morals and traditions is the only way to personally endure and to preserve those morals and traditions for future generations.