I am just thinking of the proverb 'without justice, the people perish'. I've often thought about it over the years, and on first look you can dismiss it as 'well as long as injustice happens to other people, you can still be happy'. But the overview is one of a nation or group. So the less that nation respects and upholds justice, the more it crumbles.
Just a thought. When you look at the big picture it comes together. The strength of a nation erodes as its respect for justice erodes. A group can still be strong through cruelty but not unified, genuinely. And you need strength to keep a nation flourishing and remaining healthy. Brutality will only win short term gains because of the emotional damage it does to the fibre of a group. You can't be brutal and cruel short term and walk away afterwards to live a balanced and emotionally productive life. What we do impacts who we are.
If you can't trust the people around you, you can't love openly and healthily, if you can't do that you can't flourish as a person because we all need it. A bunch of survivors pitted against each other is not a fmily.