So one could ask, ‘why should an American give a damn about Palestinians, Kashmiris, Rohingya, Syrians, & all the other people suffering a living hell’? After all, what’ve they got to do with us? There are a lot of fancy-schmancy answers, there’s the Golden Rule, & the workers of the world thing. But really what it all comes down to is we care because they’re human, they’re working people just like us. And no human being is alien to us. You can sleep better at night if you’re not indifferent to human suffering.