We often find meaning and identity in opposition.
Groups get stronger when they are attacked. Their members feel closer to each other when there is a stranger around, and they find agreement when the topic is a different group.
And the more we are weak, the more this happens with intensity and fervour. The less we know about ourselves, the more we seek in others.
It is only when we accept that every one, every group, every community has their strengths and weakness, their leaders and followers, their lights and shadows. It is only then, when we raise, that we can really find who we are, what we stand for, and where we call home.