Before the concept of race was developed as a control mechanism, those of us who are kept in the dark were known metaphorically as black.
I was humankind's substitutional atonement--the sacramental doner kebab, the cosmic scapegoat.
I disagree with the Pope's opinion that "man is stupid". The problem that humankind has is that we have been held deliberately in thrall to miserable, destructive ideas.
Our solitary nature has its vulnerabilities but through it we transcend. Now we have the means as well as the information to liberate ourselves and secure our future.