Sounds real good - lets go with that!!!
Tim Rhodes wrote:
> Bill wrote:
> >Here we go - Ill do the def for UTism (since Prof. Tim and I invented
> >it). And think on - or add - others soon. Tim, check out the UTism def
> >and fix if necessary. Thanks
> >> (j) What is UTism?
> >Short for the "Us vs. Them" mentality common in our species. When used,
> >usually implies that someone is caught in the "Us vs Them" perspective
> >and unaware of it. "Us vs Them" is perhaps the original seperator
> >between peoples. Humans, like most other animals, recognize familiar
> >features in animals of their species, and usually consider "US" to be
> >those in our social group or that have similar features. People not in
> >our group, or with unfamiliar features, are "THEM" - those people we
> >blame everything on. We all realize upon reflection that UTism leads to
> >oversimplifications and generalizations and does NOT represent reality.
> The only change I might make is near the end:
> "People not in our group, or with unfamiliar features, are "THEM"--and we
> are naturally more inclined to find fault and to place blame on "THEM" than
> we do on "US". However, we all realize upon reflection that UTism leads
> inevitably to oversimplifications and generalization and does NOT accurately
> represent reality. As such, habitual UTism should be avoided when at all
> -Prof. Tim