Now is not the time to lock any doors to either perception or understanding; we should certainly not be discounting ancient sources of knowledge out of hand.
In the richest nation in the world, millions of children are hungry, homeless and showing signs of PTSD. None of this is necessary, and all of it is an indictment of a society on the verge of losing its soul.
If you've been kicking people to the ground for centuries, you owe more to them than merely to stop kicking. You owe it to them to help them get back up.