I’m sure that the “finger pointing” blame-game approach for determining responsibility dates back well into prehistoric times. Battles between Harry B. Barbarian and Charlie Q. Savage were likely fought because neither would accept blame for a poorly tied rope or poisoned arrows that did not kill the prey quickly enough.
It is not hard envisioning both Harry and Charlie blaming the other for the failed hunt. Their discussions and arguments centered likely on how the other didn’t do their part well enough, neither aware of or acknowledging the fact that both their tribes would go without food for another day. Neither of them focusing on the reality that only with both a properly tied rope and an aggressive enough poison, will they succeed in the mission they set out to accomplish; a mission that was nothing more than a simple food delivery service.
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