This seems to me to be a curious planet. Its' humans seem constantly/incessantly self-destructive. It carries on to the next and the next and the next generations. Perhaps the barrier of time has bleed-through so that the ugliness and the beauty carry on a battle, a tug of war, where no one really wins.
Often we see individuals and groups hypnotized by a particular ideology. Once under the spell, critical thinking it ousted and the converts are willing to do almost anything to quell other ideas and ways.
History, it seems, may not after all be our teacher. Pick just about any time in history, and you will find dominating people forcing others to do and be what the dominators want. The dominators destroy wide swaths of the people and their customs, even exterminating them. The dominators do not have to be the majority of a culture, they rule ruthlessly often from a minority position.
Look at our "modern" time. What a mess.
I propose we endeavor to get our sanity awake and our thinking skills dusted off.
Let's look at our planet and co-inhabitants from a spiritual prospective. The Divine (whatever name you wish to use: God, Elohim, Yahweh, Allah, Mother/Father God, Great Spirit, Infinite Intelligence...) created us all. We are siblings. Everyone and everything is sacred, imbued with a spiritual essence.
Let's contemplate what a different world it would be if we simply awakened to the sacredness of creation. Would we speak, act and be different? I think we could have an amazing and glorious earth if we simply laid down our ideologies and lived awake in the attitude of sacredness. I further believe it is possible. It could shift quickly. It is only the hypnosis of limited ideology, that we keep in place, that imprisons us.
WAKE UP BROTHERS AND SISTERS. REMEMBER - we are spiritual beings having a human experience and we are responsible for how we live, what we do and how we love or don't love, how we cherish one another or destroy one another. We can do it.
You are a sacred creation with millions of miracles going on in you and your body every moment. You have a purpose, as do all others, for God created you and placed you here. Let's stand up, drop ideologies, and join together to transform life on earth to the spiritual place it is in Reality.