- Pope Benedict XVI, from his 2009 encyclical, Caritas in Veritate
While the poor of the world continue knocking on the doors of the rich, the world of affluence runs the risk of no longer hearing those knocks, on account of a conscience that can no longer distinguish what is human.
And let's not forget that today is Bastille Day. That history can serve as a cautionary reminder of what happens when the rich discount and ignore the poor for long enough.
"Liberty! Equality! Fraternity!"