Looking after our own
That the entire human race is part of one family is a fact backed up by science.
Within a functional family we would expect to find love, mutual assistance, support, forbearance and concern with each other’s welfare. This is not considered ridiculously idealistic as a goal for a family, is it?
Now that we know that ‘our family’ includes all sorts of people – children who are being sold for sex and slavery, men, women and children struggling and needlessly dying from starvation or as victims of wars, minorities who are persecuted for their ethnicity or beliefs – maybe we won’t only feel concern for them but also responsibility and a certain entitlement to have a say in their welfare just as we might with members of our known immediate families?