There is power in cooperation because it is unifying. Competition on the other hand is divisive, and where people and things become divided, so does their power. Now you know why the powers of the world like to keep people at each other throats. It breaks up people and their power, into smaller more easier to manage groups.
The most feared thing in the world, would be to suddenly have people starting to agree with each other about the basics of life. That would make them hard, if not impossible to control. The next time you think about getting on the “band wagon” and taking a side against someone else,…just remember that you and they are probably being played like a fiddle, for the benefit of a third-party.
Is that how you want to be used?