The Dangers of Sympathy

Some thoughts on sympathy, and how it can be manipulated with guilt, called “guilt manipulation”, to herd people towards desired outcomes. “Socialism itself can hope to exist only for brief periods here and there, and then only through the exercise of the extremest terrorism. For this reason it is secretly preparing itself for rule through fear and is driving the word “justice” into the heads of the half-educated masses like […] Read more »

Empathetic Reasoning, Sympathy, and Compassion

Most people hold a different definition of empathy than I do. Their version of empathy is how I define sympathy, and sympathy definitely needs to be held in check, because it’s typically psychologically enmeshed “together with the feeling”, which is the etymological breakdown of sympathy. Empathy: -en (in) + pathos (feeling) Sympathy: syn- (together) + pathos (feeling) Whereas sympathy is enmeshed together with others in a feeling, and only understands […] Read more »

Dealing with the Causes, Rather than Effects, of Domestic Violence

In regards to domestic violence, and the supposedly evil men who perpetrate it: Too many people attack the branches of evil, aka the effects, and do not analyze issues thoroughly enough to go to the roots, which are the actual causes. “There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.” ~Henry David Thoreau Emotionally and intellectually stunted thinking is the issue […] Read more »