This is a summary and response to Chris Ammerman (@cammerman) re: a twitter thread that I (@nicholascloud) initiated with this post. I will state my intended point, summarize the point I believe that Chris has made, and then offer a more long-form response as Twitter is simply not conducive to such discussions.
First, the following quote, which constitutes the bulk of my initial post:
My intention when posting this was simply to offer Rand's commentary on the growing tendency of people to segregate themselves into "tribes" based on birth culture, or "ethnicity". I do not believe that Rand here refers to food, music, dress, or other minor cultural rituals which everyone adopts by default, but rather to the brand of identity politics that have become common means of social organization. So common, in fact, that people now form tribes around religion, sexual orientatio