7 March 2017

AS THE WIZARD OF OZ points out to the Tin Woodsman in the well-known, 1939 movie, “A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others.”

Here at The Independent Whig is another Conservative person (though clearly a person of much thought) asking acknowledgment of his empathy and compassion. But the focus of Conservative ideology indicates otherwise.

American Conservative ideology willingly—deliberately—would let tens of millions suffer, in the name of asserted values that clearly do not serve, rather than focus on ways to help raise those millions up.
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If “Conservative” and “Christian” were not so often two overlapping circles of a Venn diagram, the Conservative bid—for compassion for his compassion—might be more-tolerable. That the Conservative is a person who argues from a position of some power and strength, thus striving to compel the weak and powerless to lift themselves up by bootstraps, belies the idea of Conservative compassion.

“Empathy” must compel its sufferer to act deliberately to resolve the situation of those others with whom it empathizes. Yet does the Conservatives instead beg the sympathy for himself.

“A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others.”

Regards,
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Gozo!

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