What’s needed is not groveling compliance to accepted values. What’s needed is a restraint born of a higher awareness, a sense of the divine. A sense of awe for what lies within another human being and within the creatures we consume. An awareness of something higher than our own minds, of a transcendence within the very ground upon which we tread.

A sense of right and wrong born of such awareness is more than just a goal for the future. It is the bread and water of humankind’s survival right now.

And it is humanity’s step over the threshold of a new era.