Hate and distrust are hardwired into us as part of our survival package. If everyone could be trusted with our hearts and our wallets we would have nothing to defend. As in any disarmament program no one wants to be the first to lay down his weapon. We get rid of the troublemakers. John Lennon, Dr. King, Gandhi.
We use the image of the historic Jesus to support wars and profit. After Sunday school age you don't hear much about this Prince of Peace thing.
It has to start with you. That's right. I'm preaching to you.