Satoru: One thing we need to accept is that humans are tribal in many ways.
Frida: All too often, that's true: we communicate only with those within our own clan and view the rest of the world as hostile – or at best, indifferent.
Ying: It seems global communications are breaking down some of that tribal identity.
Dmiritri: To avoid war, we need a planetary identity.
Pigeon Talk- an art work by T Newfields

Basically birds of a feather flock together:
doves talk to doves
hawks talk to hawks

What I'd luv ta see
is more cross-feathered communication

More folks need to listen to other species
without flying into a rage

We need to protect our nests
without turning chicken

But recognise the world around us
instead of getting stuck is a narrow cage

Alas – most humans are bird-brained
& despite few pecks and coos
we seldom do more than ruffle feathers.

Is this the best we can do?

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