Tina tagged me so that is how this post came to be. I always feel strange tagging others but going to page 123 of the book that is sitting in front of me and skipping the first 5 sentences and putting up the next three just worked really well with the things I have been talking about here on my blog. So I will at least share that.
"In your world the value of the individual is constantly weighed against the survival of the system, whether political, economic, social, or religious---any system actually. First one person, and then a few, and finally even many are easily sacrificed for the good and ongoing existence of that system. In one form or another this lies behind every struggle for power, every prejudice, every war, and every abuse of relationship."