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[–] Sarcastatron_9000 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

That was excellent. I think he hit the nail on the head when he said that compassion and empathy are good servants but poor masters.

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[–] TheBuddha 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago 

They're also insane if they believe Buddhism is about universal compassion. It's not. For example, some folks just need killing. Some don't deserve any respect. Some are fucking useless.

Buddhism is pragmatism writ large.

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[–] recon_johnny 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Have to respect the username and ideological perspective.

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[–] NeoGoat 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

There are 3 types of homicide: felonious, justifiable & commendible.

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[–] projection 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

What scriptural sources do you have to support your claims: 1/ Buddhism not being about universal compassion 2/ some folks just need killing 3/ some don't deserve any respect.

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[–] TheSeer 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Reminds me of my stance on things like abortion and non-reproductive sex acts (i.e. sodomy). It is not that I want it made illegal, because we know that wouldn't solve the problem of abortion or homosexuality, it is that I merely wish we wouldn't PROMOTE it as a society. Don't promote LGBTQ lifestyles, don't pretend there are no consequences to having abortions. Don't pretend that M->F sex changes make people happy.

Same with feminism and racism. Maybe these are real problems. Maybe. But are they the biggest problems that we have in society? No, not at all.

And then there is our system, which is allegedly 'capitalism' even though there are no central banks under capitalism, but there are central banks under COMMUNISM! And what do they want to replace our 'capitalism' with? Not reforms, no. Not getting rid of central banks, no. But rather we should campaign for our 'capitalist' system to be replaced with communism!

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[–] gazillions 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Anon is right. Compassion has become perverted into narcissism as well. It isn't about the so called immigrants and refugees. It's about the person that wants the world to acknowledge what a good and compassionate person they are. They've had to objectivity the immigrant to do it and invent entirely personalities for them shaped to fit the needs of the narcissist.

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[–] prairie 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Compassion and empathy are great gifts. They deserve to be protected and allowed to spread. Submitting to people who abuse them is like allowing someone to abuse your children. It's cowardly.

Stefan Molyneux refers to this as pathological altruism. The non-pathological kind is: initially treat someone with compassion. Then from that point on treat them with the same level of respect that they treat you with. Two healthy people will thus keep treating each other with compassion, but a healthy person won't get exploited by a deranged person.

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[–] goytoynamedtroy 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

White empathy was a mistake.

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[–] lettersofmarque 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I think of this like a virus. As a pandemic it will kill by the thousands or even millions. Some are naturally immune and will survive, some will be stricken and die. After running is course it will disappear like they all have and those that remain will propagate again. The last black plague didn't kill us off, and this one won't either. We will mourn those we lost and move on.

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[–] 8_billion_eaters 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

One of the best posts I've seen. Copied and saved.

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[–] NeoGoat 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Not only the post, but, as of now, I agree wholeheartedly with all but 2 comments.

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[–] barraccuda 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Food for thought

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