reply to post by Oaktree
It's a valid question...
If the resentment and coldness wasn't so consistent across the board... it wouldn't even occur to me to ask.
I would naturally assume that all political views come from a place of empathy, conscience, and compassion with a desire to make the world a better
place for all people. Growing up in America, being taught the morals and values of our country, I thought one of our collected views was that we are
all equal and when we find there are inequalities we change it to make it equal because that's who we are as Americans.
I also thought collectively we were against the rise of greed and corruption and that seeing an oil-rich nation get invaded, and watch as oil
companies report record profits each year, and everyone knows the republican party, especially the Bush family, is deeply entrenched in big oil... I
guess I thought collectively as Americans against greed and criminal activity, we would all see what's going on there.
Like, you see gays are not treated equally and simply want equal rights, and it effects you none at all, but you say, no, they should not be equal.
Or to favor rich over the poor? To say school teathers are terrible and lazy and get paid too much, and rich CEOs aren't getting paid enough- they
actually need tax breaks?
Or you see illegals and you see them as a threat only, as a drain on society. I hear no empathy, I hear nothing to indicate a desire to figure out a
path. While we remain this perceived great country of great opportunity, there will always be tired people who are yearning to be free, in desperate
need of opportunity... and they will come here. We could all empathize with their plight rather than condemn them. We could find a fair way to make it
work, but the general concesus amongst republicans is to resent them, ask for their papers, lock 'em up, deport them. Nothing more... maybe put up a
wall with guns.
I see the problem is empathy, caring about people.Looking out for everyone, not just yourselves.
I know republicans are not dumb. I've had many conversations, and what I've found is, they know what's going on, but they don't care about it because
they don't care about the people it affects, and they seem to mostly care about themselves, their own little bubble, and their money...
And so I ask... does this mean, you have to leave conscience, compassion, and empathy at the door to be republican these days? Is it actually being
conditioned for republicans to frown on things like empathy and fairness?
edit on 2-8-2011 by spiritualzombie because: (no reason