chris hedges nailed it:
"We live in a world, at home and in the Middle East, hardened and distorted by hate. We communicate in the language of fear and violence. Human beings are no longer viewed as human beings. They are no longer endowed in our eyes, or the eyes of those who oppose us, with human qualities. They do no love, grieve, suffer, laugh or weep. They represent cold abstractions of evil. The death-for-death means we communicate by producing corpses. And we are all guilty, Americans, Palestinians, Iraqis and Israelis. But we are not all guilty equally."
we see it here in america- with the callousness of treatment towards the victims of natural disasters; we see it in the lack of feeling for people who are homeless or poor; we see it in the lack of interest in what goes on in africa. what does that make us- we who used to want to take in the poor, the tired, the hungry of the world? it makes US less human.