With empathy as the basis of your democracy and economy, the death of millions who are unable to receive proper medical care without health insurance should fill all with discontent. Instead, under the imagined natural equality of capitalism, the poor and unemployed are lazy failures.
With the ability to truly see ourselves in our children, our Middle Eastern counterparts, and in all natural life, pollution, drone warfare, and the dehumanization of the meat industry are revealed to be intolerable and attempts to justify them using arguments of the protection of “freedom” are bankrupt.
With empathy, both our democratic and our economic systems become communal systems, and no longer a mass of competing individuals acting in their personal self-interest.
By Luis Flores, National News Editor