Empathy is something that can only be developed in moral people with a strong sense of self, because empathy can only be felt for others after it is felt for oneself. If Americans have no empathy, then they must be immoral empty shells, easy to exploit by warlord presidents. Hence, it’s obvious why Americans have tolerated endless warfare for more than a decade: They have no empathy.
There’s no doubt the government would want me dead for pointing out the importance of empathy, because empathy threatens the military industrial complex’s fearmongering, world-conquering power.
By Matt Bobeng
The Apotheosis of War by Vasily Vereshchagi