We are not there yet - granted - but it is my hope that this will change as the havoc we have and are wreaking on the entire planet, on all people and cultures, continues and accelerates. Necessity has merit - and that is important. The natural world speaks a language understood by all cultures.
As for tribal - I just can’t come up with another way to put it ? For me, as far back as I remember, I have had these values since childhood - long story - and this idea was not shared by most in my circle, including my own family. The tribal values I refer to encompass the quote which begins this reply - “shared interests and mutual trust” - of necessity - while embedded in the natural world.
Obviously it won’t be simple given the complex nature of the world today, nation states, cultures, language differences, the hierarchy civilization has created, along with phenomenal wealth disparity and utter contempt by the many for the many. Not only not simple, but many of our first rate minds have indeed already given up on us, and see no chance for a viable and proper future. They could be right - but it is not in my nature to give up - nor is it in our nature to do so. So I have to think - these negative thoughts are also the product of civilization - an over reliance on logic & reason. But my own personal experience, and my study of history and prehistory, suggests powerfully that reason and logic are not all they are cracked up to be. Sometimes you just have to imagine your way to victory. The heart is more powerful by orders of magnitude that cold intellectualism - and when you really think about it, in this coming of the bots - it is the only thing that keeps us human - and this too is what I mean when I refer to tribal values - the keeping of our sense of wonder at the world we all inhabit - the capacity for love and yes, hate too. Yet - the ability - at times - to direct the course of history for the good of all, and not just the few. You know, a man whose son had committed suicide pointed out to me that love and hate are not the two sides of the coin - they are both powerful emotions on the same side of the coin. On the other side is indifference - not caring - the most dangerous state of all.
And yes, population will have to come down along with contraction. But we know how to manage this - and always have, until the necessities of farming life and civilization demanded more people. The Lakota, according to Luther Standing Bear, would typically space out their children six years apart - similar to the Apache - this too is only natural - i.e., not complicated - until civilization.
Yes - tribe against tribe was the rule - but then - what really has changed there ? Bigger units, one against the other. But there is a progression visible here - one might call it a megatrend. Perhaps the unit size can progress until, in effect, there is only one Iroquois type Confederacy - the Iroquois seeing, finally, that there was mutual advantage in not fighting each other. We might be able to scale that thinking up to the world stage - if we are lucky.
I wouldn’t presume to predict the future - but I only point out that human history, tribal to the core, is in us all whether we like it or not - it is probably even genetically embedded.
So why not use it, but at the world, one Earth level ?
Tribal for me means exactly your quote - exactly what Pope Francis and Luther Standing Bear advocated and pointed out as necessary - we must learn, all over again, to respect each other and the environment - and both at the same time.
Surely this is possible - once extinction becomes a real possibility in the minds of all who inhabit this planet.