I’ve held and postulated the theory that many people have no empathy.
And in case you don’t understand the concept of empathy it is simply the ability to understand the feelings of others.
There is a group of people who exhibit a total lack of empathy. Here are some of the exhibited behaviors:
- They think being gay is wrong and should be illegal.
- They think that being dark skinned is an indication of wrongness and should be seen as less.
- They often think that their sex is better than the “other” sex, is smarter, stronger, more powerful etc.
- They think their religion the only religion and is perfect, others being wrong and evil.
Some people may call people with this deficiency of empathy – bigots, sexists, racists or fundamentalists.
With the recent ridiculous separation of parents and children, being endorsed by the president and his followers, I’d suggest that Republican is a better name for this lack of empathy.
It now seems to be the single defining, unifying force behind republicans.
The only time that republicans seems to understand the issues with their ideas is when they find out that a member of their kith or kin are gay, changed religion or married someone unlike themselves. If it doesn’t impact them directly they don’t see the issue. That’s the definition of a fundamental lack of empathy.