opinion that there are certain upcoming and very real waves of global magnitude that we and subsequent generations will critically be subject to in a very short time. These waves, of such magnitude that we can scarcely comprehend them, are the global interactions of peoples of radically different cultures who, geographically, are moving in any direction toward which they think they can find life and hope. Each of us, I believe, is going to experience the outcome of vast migrations of peoples: the shifts, wanderings, and desperate searches of immigrants, refugees, and disaster victims that result for many reasons, in many ways, and with many and variant consequences, both good and not good. If this is the irreversible trend of our current times, then it seems clear which choice we have to make. We have to bring our personal inclinations, resources, patience, and virtue to bear on treating with dignity people who belong to groups we are not familiar with and may not even like, that is, treating them as moral equals. If we do not, I think we shall all go under. And the conflicts of intolerance and hatred preceding our destruction will not even be worth engaging in because both the means to resist and the end that is not resistible are unworthy of our dignity.