"Thoughts, feelings, and behavior operate largely without deliberation or conscious recognition
— it's the routinized, automatic, classically conditioned, pre-compiled aspects
of our thoughts and feelings that make up a large part of who we are...
We know, for instance, that fearing what is different from oneself is common.
We know that disliking what is not part of the dominant part of social hierarchies is common...
Such tendencies to prefer one's own and prefer that's dominant
is natural in the sense of...our evolutionary heritage and reinforced through learning
that emphasizes the 'gooness' of one's own country, religion, and race/ethicity",
'dangerous idea', edge.org