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    Re: Do far right Conservatives/Libertarians lack empathy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Evidence suggests no. Conservatives give more to charity than liberals.
    Essentially more a difference in how one defines empathy.
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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.
    The problem is not an inability to relate--many if not most of us who are socio-politically right of center have in fact been among those who are less fortunate. So we probably relate far more than a left winger who has not been among the less fortunate.

    The problem is more often an issue of perception. The left winger too often believes that if we do not condone or support taking property from the haves and giving it to the have nots, we lack compassion, empathy, and in general are nasty, greedy people. They cannot understand that to the average right winger, true compassion is helping and encouraging what has a strong track record for working to improve one's situation in life and to reject that which does not. We largely do not support that which has a strong track record of consigning whole demographics to generations of victim mentality, permanent unemployment, substandard living, and lack of motivation to do anything about it.
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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.
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    Re: Do far right Conservatives/Libertarians lack empathy?

    I despise you lumping libertarians and far right conservatives together.
    "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free."
    "When we live authentically we create an opportunity for others to walk out of their dark prisons of pretend into freedom."

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    Re: Do far right Conservatives/Libertarians lack empathy?

    Which once again proves my Grandma's old adage: some kinds of help are really no help at all.

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    Re: Do far right Conservatives/Libertarians lack empathy?

    Sure some don't have a lot of empathy. Just like some hard core leftists don't have a lot of empathy when it comes to a small business owner. However, I think a lot of conservatives are able to empathize with the less fortunate just like most liberals can.
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    Re: Do far right Conservatives/Libertarians lack empathy?

    Also, there is a subtle difference between empathy for individuals and empathy for a large group.

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    Re: Do far right Conservatives/Libertarians lack empathy?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1750Texan View Post
    Sure it is. ...does your understanding only come from a dictionary? Is your understanding limited to a two line explanation?
    There are simple answers everywhere, even here....

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    Re: Do far right Conservatives/Libertarians lack empathy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    Yes and no. While there are some bastards on the far right who completely lack any ability to care about anyone else (which is certainly not unique to any political persuasion), I think on a most basic level it's not about a lack of caring of others, it's just a different set of priorities.

    Generally speaking, those who are considered on "the left" try to focus their energy on improving the community, with the idea if the community is stronger, life will be better for the individuals. Those on "the right" tend to believe in focusing their energy on the individual, with the idea if all individuals are better off, then the community is will be stronger and life will be better.

    I don't think it's so much that people on the right don't care about others, they just believe effort should be put into improving the individual instead of the the community.




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    Re: Do far right Conservatives/Libertarians lack empathy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    Liberals think they get to claim charitible intent when they promote policies under which government takes by force from some to give to others. Conservatives think it only counts as charitable when you willingly give what is legitimately yours to give.
    I would have to say that is ...spot on!...very much correct.

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