"The Green Book: The Tribe"
"A tribe is a family which has grown as a result of procreation. It follows that a tribe is a big family. Equally a nation is a tribe which has grown through procreation. The nation, then, is a big tribe. So the world is a nation which has been ramified into various nations. The world, then, is a big nation. The relationship which binds the family is that which binds the tribe, the nation and the world. However, it weakens with the increase in number. The concept of man is that of the nation, the concept of nation is that of the tribe, and the concept of the tribe is that of the family. However, the degree of warmth involved diminishes as the relationship moves from the smaller level to the larger one. This is a social fact only denied by those who are ignorant of it."
"The social bond, cohesiveness, unity, intimacy and love are stronger at the family level than at the tribal level, stronger at the tribal level than at that of the nation, and stronger at the level of the nation than at that of the world."
"The advantages, privileges, values and ideals, which are based on social bonds, exist where those bonds are natural and undoubtedly strong, i.e. they are stronger at the family level than at that of the tribe, stronger at the tribal level than that of the nation and stronger at the nation's level than that of the world. Thus these social bonds and the benefits, advantages and ideals associated with them are lost wherever the family, the tribe, nation or mankind vanish or are lost. It is, therefore, of great importance for human society to maintain the cohesiveness of the family, the tribe, the nation and the world in order to benefit from the advantages, privileges, values and ideals yielded by the solidarity, cohesiveness, unity, intimacy and love of the family, tribe, nation and humanity."
"In social terms, the family society is better than that of the tribe, the tribal society is better than that of the nation and the society of the nation is better than world society as regards fellowship, affection, solidarity and benefit."
"Merits of the Tribe"
"Since the tribe is a large family, it provides its members with the same material benefits and social advantages the family provides for its members. For the tribe is a secondary family. What needs to be emphasized is that the individual might sometimes act in a disgraceful manner which he would not dare to do in front of his family. But since the family is smaller in size he can escape from its supervision, unlike the tribe whose supervision is felt by all its members. In view of these considerations the tribe forms a behavior pattern for its members which will be transformed into a social education which is better and more human than any school education. The tribe is a social school where its members are brought up from childhood to absorb high ideals which are transformed into a behavior pattern for life. These become automatically rooted as the human being grows, unlike education with its curricula, formally dictated and gradually lost with the growth of the individual. This is so because it is formal and ruled by tests and because the individual is aware of the fact that it is dictated to him."
"The tribe is a natural social 'umbrella' for social security. By virtue of social tribal traditions, the tribe provides for its members collective payment of ransom, collective fines, collective revenge and collective defense, i.e. social protection."
"Blood is the prime factor in the formation of the tribe but it is not the only factor because affiliation is also a factor in the formation of the tribe. With the passage of time the difference between the factors of blood and affiliation disappears, leaving the tribe as one social and physical unit. But it is a unit of blood and origin more than any other."