Day: February 20, 2014

Progressive Empathy

As Dennis Prager often says, empathy trumps standards in progressive society. Devout progressives are motivated by their worldlove. (Worldlove is a bundle of emotions which are typically dominant in progressives, including sensitivity, empathy, righteousness and love.) Thus, for example, it is considered progressively virtuous – sensitive and loving – to accommodate foreign speakers with their native language in the public square rather than insist that all Americans speak a common tongue. That those foreigners are then disadvantaged throughout their lifetimes by their lack of fluency in standard English is irrelevant to the empathic newthinkers.

Another example: it is more progressively virtuous to pass failing students to the next grade than to insist that they be able to meet the academic standards necessary for promotion. That those students are then unable to cope with the even more stringent standards of higher classes and are primed to fail throughout their lives is, again, not relevant to the sensitive and loving newthinkers.

…worldlove initially seems all warm and fuzzy to those in its embrace. But the lucky recipients of that hug would be better off snuggling with a boa constrictor. When standards are replaced by worldlove, the results are almost universally disastrous.

Progressives filled with worldlove are able to bask in their own progressive virtue. And worldlove initially seems all warm and fuzzy to those in its embrace. But the lucky recipients of that hug would be better off snuggling with a boa constrictor. When standards are replaced by worldlove, the results are almost universally disastrous.

 

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