I so agree. It grieves me that a "you're on your own" attitude has come to prevail in our society. It's a component of that politization of empathy that I reported on yesterday.
The choice we face is broader than politics, deeper than charity. It is whether we see the world chiefly as property to be controlled, defined by walls and fences that must be built ever higher, ever thicker, ever tougher; or made up chiefly of an open weave of compassion and connection.