The way a tribe views God or Source plays a major role in the way a power structure is set up or tolerated.
In the past, I frequently quoted Riane Eisler since her chronicle of the type of civilization that predated patriarchy is so important... and rich.
While many Feminists use the premise of Matriarchy to point out the contrary values that form society's foundation when the Goddess--as life-giving maternal force is recognized as Source, Riane Eisler uses the frame of The Partnership Society.
It reflects and reveals that perfect architecture that would represent and retain the fundamental balance built into ALL creation and all sentient life: that of Yin and Yang.
The extreme emphasis on Yang alone--such that women have been subjugated, rape turned into a sport of war, porn ever present to denigrate the Other Half of Creation, and the vast majority of positions of power, influence, and authority (in corporations, govt., religious institutions, academe, the military) held by males... makes for the reckless imbalance that has literally sent the living world to the cusp of absolute ecological collapse.
There is a reason why the Indigenous Tribes of America worshiped the Great Mother Principle and why their teachings were demonized and denigrated to the point where Native American children were taken off their various reservations (in Canada, the U.S. and Australia) and taught to despise their own cultural teachings and traditions.
The dominance of the white male and his anglo-European forms of armed martial Christianity represent the way millions of people view the god-head: as an angry white male, a Trump or a Bush.
The fact that for centuries, the church of Rome has used war to further its own agendas and in so-doing, created travesties like this felonious assertion that GOD wants war or that War represents God's will... explains why the voice of Conscience, that which religion should exalt, instead has been put to sleep.
Until it's widely understood that a great blasphemy has long taken root and grown into a false concept of the God-head and through this delusion, the worst in persons applauded and the most destructive impulses in so-called civilized nations turned loose... talk of capitalism is insufficient as are the daily indictments of yes, very flawed politicians; but these alone are symptoms of a far greater cause.
At least you, Old Goat, in your respect for Indigenous cultures (as often reflected in your commentary) peel the layers deeper.
So many here take "reality" for the white man's version of events even though it is precisely THAT version which has nearly consigned the entire world to economic collapse (due to unfair business practices and global trafficking in weapons of mass financial destruction), the spreading of armaments as virtual guarantee of expanded "theaters" of war, and full-scale ecological implosion: a death to nature.
This MODEL must be challenged and the IDIOTS who daily insist that whatever is taking place is due to voters or American "sheeple" do not want the greater analyses to be aired or shared. They are pawns to the paradigm of existing power structures even though these serve a god of DEATH.