The ROOT of all of this, all wars, all conflict, and all hatred is selfishness. People are too concerned with being right, being secure, and having enough. We need to be selfless. Rather than trudging through the philosophical mud until we are neck deep in hogwash we need to return to the the philosophy based in ration and logic. I believe you are not afar off with your assumption of a coming time of destruction. I believe our only hope of reconciliation as a people is the end of an us v. them mentality. With a replacement of love your neighbor as yourself.