So is it then an evolutionary necessity ? So.. If I live in the West. One Western life is greater than one eastern life because of the associations, me as an individual have with the west ? And It's ok to do that ? Isn't this the cold ugly truth ?, that we only look out for our own, and that our own has now become so big, that we can only look out for them in a broader context, and compassion is a cover term ? Why not have both ?, Have compassion, but only for your side.. that's what they did for WWII. I guess we just don't have enough to care enough.