Valentine’s Day isn’t just a commercial extravaganza nor a schmaltzy day for lovers & kids. We can rise above the exploitation & schmaltz by recommitting ourselves to loving on the human race despite all apparent evidence that we’re a gone goose. We look not just at the suffering & exploitation but at human resistance to oppression & to our children who we want to bequeath a better world. It’s time we follow the example of Syrians, Iraqis, Palestinians, Kashmiris, Uyghur, Rohingya, & so many others to try to make things right, to create a world suitable for human beings to live & love in.