Re: the US are such hypocrites
Can I choose 'selfish', as a lot of humanities woes can be traced back to that.
It's very very hard for most people to (say) club someone to death.... but it's much much easier to like the post that helps fuel the fires of social unrest that can lead to someone getting clubbed to death.
People look after themselves, their famines and their friends. We all do, and if that means i use a bit more resources than I probably should, so what, my family are special to me.....
The problem is, that attitude gets compounded the more of us there are, so a person is kind, but a city can be cruel, and a country can at one hand preach justice whilst at the same time holding people without trial. (They're bad people... it's easy to justify...)
Humans don't really change much. Although I do think the path to us getting better is recognising that, and that we're all human.
(Ironically... morals do change... you only have to look back a hundred years to find vastly different views and moral outlooks...)