posted on Jan, 15 2019 @ 12:05 PM
a reply to: fleabit
I guess the biggest difference between the left and the right at least in these forums, is empathy - having some, or having none unless it
directly pertains to you or your family.
I have empathy, but I also know that I cannot make everything better. I prefer to concentrate on those things I can make better.
It's also very ironic that the right suddenly has empathy for a small % of people they don't even know, ONLY when it can be used as a political
weapon. So many of their arguments on topics like the border wall (and other things) ring very hollow.
Everyone is at risk of losing their job, for a myriad of reasons. It happens every day. Businesses close, businesses downsize, a boss has a bed day...
it's just a fact of life. It sucks. Big time sucks. But I cannot stop it, no law can stop it, no social program can stop it without bankrupting
everyone else. What can be stopped is the availability of uncontrolled opiates, human trafficking, illegal firearms, and needless deaths from that
small percentage of criminal illegal aliens. A wall will stop most of that, just like a prison wall stops most prisoners from escaping or a fence
stops most livestock from going in an unwanted direction.
So I can spend my time lamenting over something that cannot happen, or trying to promote something that can happen. I choose to put my energy toward
something that can happen. That's not being cold; it's being realistic.
I'll also admit that a lot of my empathy drains from me when I see posts like yours and statements like yours day after day, without any reasoning
whatsoever, accusing me and anyone that thinks like me of being something I am not. Berating someone into agreement has never worked in the history of
mankind, but it seems an awful lot of people want to try it today. It didn't work during the Obama era either, with the regular cries of "racist"...
as a matter of fact, that's a lot of the reason why people like me tune out people like you today.
But keep trying... far be it from me to try to silence you like you obviously want to do to me.