As Pope Francis continues his historical visit to the Americas championing the equality of common folks with the reoccurring theme of dignity to all, his message should be taken seriously by all spectra of society - from government, to the titans of industry and to the elite.
As a non-Catholic, and respectful of all faiths, I suffice from the appeals of Pope Francis an underlying caution that some might not have deduced: that the people have a breaking point which is approaching after generations of inequality and disenfranchisement; treat them fairly, with dignity and with respect, or pay the sordid consequences.
What consequences? Haven't the titans of business and of government kept common folks in line and in check for centuries? What could common folks ever do to upset the balance of the status-quo?
Plenty! The people - possessing the inalienable rights to life, liberty, equality and the pursuit of happiness, have reached a point in their development from which the uncompensated sacrifices to society given by their fore parents are now stunningly visible and comprehensible. Hence, many today will not stay inactive to any more schemes similar to those of days of yore. In brief, the new people of 2015, 2016, 2017 and beyond, have awakened. Justice, equality and rule of law are not just written hopes any longer, they are demands.