Friday, April 26, 2013

"Empathy" for Terrorists

Every day brings some new revelation. I can't even imagine how anyone can feel like this:  "In the opinion section of Wednesday’s Boston Globe, Joanna Weiss asks here readers if they feel empathy for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is suspected along with his brother of the Boston Marathon terror attacks that killed three and wounded 282 on Patriots Day, April 15.
'Some recoil at the idea of equating him with a victim,' Weiss writes for the paper’s Boston.comment page. 'But is empathy different from sympathy? Does it make us hopelessly naive, or simply human?' Despite being suspected of heinous acts, Weiss set up the question by presenting Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as an everyday 19-year-old kid." The only ones who deserve empathy are the victims of terrorism. Only other murderers, terrorists, and bleeding-heart liberals could possibly empathize with killers. This is like asking Americans if we empathized with the 9/11 hijackers, or with the kamikaze pilots at Pearl Harbor!

(If you need a break after reading and hearing outrageous things like this on a daily basis, check out the website calm.com.)


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