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    Re: Do far right Conservatives/Libertarians lack empathy?

    Quote Originally Posted by OnWisconsin View Post
    A complete inability to relate to those who are less fortunate.

    I find this question accusatory and misleading, judgmental without considering the broader picture.
    Most people will go out of their way to help those in need, left and or right. However, just as many are able to distinguish between laziness and inability to make ends meet.

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    Re: Do far right Conservatives/Libertarians lack empathy?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    First of all don't know how to answer because this post and the poll don't mean the same thing. So I'll answer your statement of "A complete inability to relate to those who are less fortunate".

    The answer is no, they don't lack the inability. The simple fact is that there are HUGE abuses to the social safety net systems. Welfare needs to be completely overhauled and then have true oversight. Welfare is not meant to be used for "Well I don't feel like working so I won't". It was meant as a temporary thing to help lift people up from the short term troubles they faced.

    Now the system isn't perfect because as it is now, once you get on it it is hard to get off the system literally. When you do manage to find a job, they cut you off right away instead of giving you a reasonable grace period from the time you get the job to when you get your first paycheck. That is just one of the issues.

    Many on the right have an issues with 2-3 generational families living off welfare completely, illegal immigrants sucking off the healthcare system as well as welfare. These are legitimate concerns.
    Very nicely stated

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    Re: Do far right Conservatives/Libertarians lack empathy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paxaeon View Post
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    Considering that Ayn Rand and empathy in the same sentence is an oxymoron, I would say many, but definitely not all, have lost all proclivity towards empathy.
    So you believe that most of one group is not empathetic based off of one person who you apparently disagree with?
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    Re: Do far right Conservatives/Libertarians lack empathy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    I dont think that is the definition of empathy
    Agreed, it has empathy in it but that's not the direct definition of empathy itself.

    As for OP

    I don't think any "far" political leaning person has empathy for anything. That's why I'm always uncomfortable when speaking to anyone on DP who is "Very Liberal" or "Very conservative", they both strike me as plain dumb and terrible people. In other words though, yes, the far right is lacking of any empathy whatsoever.
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    Re: Do far right Conservatives/Libertarians lack empathy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    So you believe that most of one group is not empathetic based off of one person who you apparently disagree with?
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    No. Aside from being "whimsical", I used something called a "figure of speech'". You don't take such things literally. May I send you some instructional online links that may help you tell the difference?

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    Re: Do far right Conservatives/Libertarians lack empathy?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    First of all don't know how to answer because this post and the poll don't mean the same thing. So I'll answer your statement of "A complete inability to relate to those who are less fortunate".

    The answer is no, they don't lack the inability. The simple fact is that there are HUGE abuses to the social safety net systems. Welfare needs to be completely overhauled and then have true oversight. Welfare is not meant to be used for "Well I don't feel like working so I won't". It was meant as a temporary thing to help lift people up from the short term troubles they faced.

    Now the system isn't perfect because as it is now, once you get on it it is hard to get off the system literally. When you do manage to find a job, they cut you off right away instead of giving you a reasonable grace period from the time you get the job to when you get your first paycheck. That is just one of the issues.

    Many on the right have an issues with 2-3 generational families living off welfare completely, illegal immigrants sucking off the healthcare system as well as welfare. These are legitimate concerns.
    Very nice post! Well stated. You summed it up nicely.

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    Re: Do far right Conservatives/Libertarians lack empathy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paxaeon View Post
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    No. Aside from being "whimsical", I used something called a "figure of speech'". You don't take such things literally. May I send you some instructional online links that may help you tell the difference?
    Maybe you should read that yourself. There is nothing in your one liner that indicates you were being whimsical or using a "figure of speech".
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    Re: Do far right Conservatives/Libertarians lack empathy?

    This is just wrong.

    Does the far left lack empathy because they'd rather give those in poverty a quick meal and keep them trapped in poverty forever rather than try to help them overcome poverty? I am not saying I really think that everyone on the far left thinks that but it is basically the same thing you are asking.
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    Re: Do far right Conservatives/Libertarians lack empathy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Maybe you should read that yourself. There is nothing in your one liner that indicates you were being whimsical or using a "figure of speech".
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    That would be your opinion (which is biased) and you don't see the joke behind it which is par for your course.

    Here is a site called "Let me Google That For You" I use it for people who are not too quick on the uptake. Anyways I took the words "Ayn Rand" and "empathy" Let me google that for you Ayn Rand is the antithesis of empathy.

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    Re: Do far right Conservatives/Libertarians lack empathy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    I dont think that is the definition of empathy
    Sure it is. ...does your understanding only come from a dictionary? Is your understanding limited to a two line explanation?


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