Yep this is a sheer paraphrase of Pink Floyd, but it so applies to our world today.
How thick do you think is the varnish of civilization that covers the true misery of human existence?
Several centuries of so-called humanism have left us with pink-glass shades that drive most of us in a true denial of our inner nature and an hopeless faith in humanity.
How much is this humanity worth in Iraq's bloodbath or Louisiana's flood? The value of humanity is not 6 billion times the value of a single human being: it is equal to the very value granted to single human life.
Break the thin ice of civilization and you discover this value...