It's exactly this kind of belief (or the pretence of it) that has led to hundreds, if not thousands of years of hostile take overs of lands. Of course the real reasons, more obviously in earlier history were simply to own the land and it's properties- diamonds, spices,oil, fertile land etc. Also for strageic millitary purposes. Of course other reasons too but for a large part the reasons i have mentioned.
Sure, history is a nightmare from which we are trying to wake up.
And we started to wake up in the 17th and 18th Centuries with the Enlightenment.
And one of the fruits of the Enlightenment is universal literacy, only achieved very recently in developed countries.
Of course the hallmark of tribalism is a spoken culture, or illiteracy.
And vast swathes of the planet are still illiterate, still propagating their tribal and religious hatreds as well as hatred of women, children, homosexuals and Jews.
The Enlightenment has made remarkable progress in many fields over the last 200 years. And providing the tribalists don't get their hands on nuclear, chemical or biological weapons, there is no reason we can't continue our progress.
Look at Australia on the map. We were formed by the Scottish and English Enlightenment. And the point of our spear is a city called Darwin, named after Charles Darwin, a son to the Enlightenment. And the city of Darwin it pointing at the tribal cultures, the spoken cultures, directly to our north.
You might say that Enlightenment Australia, literate Australia, is pointing at the nether regions of the illiterate north.
I've only had schizophrenic episodes about 3-4 times in my life, and in no way have they been fun, enlightening, or in any way have inspired my creativity.
I know someone who has serious mental disorders and is mostly robotic.
I see little relation.
So are you suggesting that literate Western culture is superior to "sexist", "barbarian" tribalism, as you put it? They are "ignorant of the world"? "Out of touch with reality"?
The arrogance of the modern self in dealing with traditional knowledge is a very dangerous thing. So "we" (I will take this moment to speak for everyone as you have) know better than these "superstitious" barbarians? We know better than thousands upon thousands of environmental and biological influence on their culture? I suggest you read up on attempts to "educate" the Balinese and reform their subaks.
"We" must save these savages from themselves? We, who are facing a global climate crisis, which we have caused? We, who have allowed countless gallons of oil to flood the Gulf of Mexico? We, who invented weapons of mass destruction, which are no doubt a great improvement on the bows and axes of old? We, whose own superstition is the cult of the free market and unchecked economic growth? "We" are the planet's salvation? My dearest Victor speak for yourself.
There are problems within all cultures. Ours is not excluded. In many cases our problems are worse. You suggest that we free the barbarians from themselves by enslaving them with what we believe is right? We need to give them literacy? Let's look at the case of the Native Americans, since they've been brought up. I'm sure they appreciate our efforts to enrich their lives. "We" are using sarcasm here for our information.