The Absence of Empathy: Mass Movements and the Tea Party

Empathy, alone stands apart from the continuous traffic between good and evil proceeding within us.” Eric Hoffer


The problem with mass movements is that they often breed a near religious devotion and fervor in their leaders and followers. 

The resulting sense of messianic purpose breeds a corresponding lack of compassion, empathy and even hatred toward others who do not agree with them, or who they blame for the ills of the world.

by Padre Steve