With the advent of globalization and world financial markets we are becoming more aware of how we are interconnected.
This is complemented by the concept of the collective unconscious.
(Symbolized by Indra's Jeweled Net - Avatamasaka Sutra).
Increasingly we are all in this together (see EU bailouts).
We are brothers and sisters.
As this happens the inequalities between us are coming to the surface.
For example : land deals in third world countries by first world companies,
exploitation of labor in the same way.
As these hidden supports of western wealth are revealed the shame and stigma associated with them will force the first world (which considers itself so good and pure) to change those policies.
This will gradually cause the world to become more just and equal.
But it is a slow process and the first world powers - governments and corporations - do not wish their secrets revealed.
This will affect the wealth of the west. It is our task to see that this is done justly and compassionately. Not just by market values, which are so harsh, and not just at the expense of welfare and the social safety net.
Unfortunately the rich own the media. Therefore they control what we see. They will whitewash the west and the wealthy and demonize foreigners and the poor in order to hide their crimes - as the British Empire concealed its crimes (see Roger Casement).
The rich do not want their domination challenged and will fight to maintain it (see media hate campaigns).
This is fear.
But they will only do what they can get away with.
They cannot survive shame or legislation.
There will be boycotts and demonstrations.
Occupy Wall Street is the beginning of this movement.
People do not want to be ruled by the rich.
They want democracy.