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“Thus, your tribe composed of your “kith and kin,” has nothing to do with everyone who shares your national heritage, or even your race. It is your known friends, neighbors, and family. This is critically important, as we discuss neo-tribalism, in the sense of building and forging self-reliant communities. Most native English speakers will be familiar with the proverb, “blood is thicker than water.” The problem is, the common, contemporary understanding of that term is completely inverted. The original verbiage of the proverb was “the blood of the oath is thicker than the water of the womb.” It actually meant the EXACT OPPOSITE of what we commonly use it to reference.
It refers to the blood oaths used in ancient warrior societies to bond men together, separating them from their families. These are the same bonds that we need to be forging with the people we choose to allow into your preparedness group at a tribal level. Your family—your kin—is important. So however, are your kith—those people you owe fealty and allegiance to, not through the water of the womb, but through the blood of the oath. If the only friends you have whom you trust at that level happen to be the same ethnic background as you? More power to you. I can respect that. At the same time, I’m not going to turn away someone that has all the traits I look for in a kinsman, simply because his ancestors are from a different continent than mine. If he’s adapted to the same worldview I hold, and we share the same values, I’m okay with that. I’d much rather have that guy than a dude who happens to be white, but is too busy tweaking on meth to be functional.
This is extremely important for people to realize. You are talking about people whom you expect to protect your life and the lives of your family. What level of trust is required for that?”