I invite y'all to read my blog post on Pondering Empathy.
A little Star Trek, a little Dostoevsky, why not?
I think much of the politics in our country is driven by radical, crippling empathy. We are so compelled to do something about every sad story, every case of injustice, every improper comment, every risk of harm, that many of us are willing to sacrifice our own freedom or the freedom of others in pursuit of the cause. The Constitution is our country’s Prime Directive. Do we stick with it when it gets in the way of our need to do something? Or do we violate it in the service of our empathy?