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arush
arush
Read Trumpworld delighted in cruelty. Now that Trump has COVID, it demands empathy. by Anthony L. Fisher (Business Insider) Trump supporters love how he "owns the libs," mocks the afflicted, and makes no apologies. Now they're aghast that critics are being "mean" to him. I hope and p... www.arush.io arush.io
pauljacobson
pauljacobson

@arush Isn't it interesting how being infected encourages a degree of empathy, if it's quick directed into more antagonism. 🤔

arush
arush

@pauljacobson I don't think it's interesting, just a normal human response. If someone wants to try to go the extra mile due to their faith, I think they should go for it. But, especially in the case of someone who has explicitly made it known that they are not going to waste their time showing empathy or simpathy or charity ETC., expecting everyone else to just forget that is at best a fool's errand and at worst one of those standards opponents are to adhere to and not one to be followed.

pauljacobson
pauljacobson

@arush I was referring more to how direct experience of what others have been experiencing has the effect of changing your perspective (even if its shortlived).

arush
arush

@pauljacobson Oh. I get you now. This reminds me of how sometimes non-disabled people will advocate for accessibility, even just for a little while, after spending time around people with disabilities, watching the crap we deal with, who then get angry about it. They don't join the cause on a long-term basis, but there's at least one interaction where they're doing the advocating.

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pauljacobson
pauljacobson

@arush Yup, that's pretty much what I was thinking. We can always hope that the brief flash of empathy translates into longer term change, but that isn't always the case.