We stand on the shoulders of titans, and it is only from that height that we can survey the damage we did.
Our current privileged perspective on justice is merely the top layer of layers upon layers of former justice which can now be seen as unjust. Knock it all down and we will become base again. Build upon where we are and we will still be judged by future generations, who will look down upon us and see how we came up short.
Anaximander’s maxim: “Beings must pay penance and be judged for their injustices, in accordance with the ordinance of time.”