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  •  Real compassion (12+ / 0-)

    isn't so selective. How can a person have compassion and outrage over the killing of children in one's own country, but callous disregard for killing of children outside our borders?

    Compassion isn't nationalistic. It doesn't end at borders. It doesn't evaporate due to support for a political leader. If you can turn it on or off according to personal loyalties, what does that say?

    "In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act." -George Orwell

    by ZhenRen on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 10:58:04 AM PST

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    •  I think the compassion or lack thereof depends on (1+ / 0-)
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      the news coverage or lack thereof.

      Now that the MSM is owned in large part by interests who benefit financially from war, there aren't many news stories about victims of drones and war.  The few stories  out there don't go into much depth.  The victims of war lack faces and names.  

      Information is the currency of democracy. ~Thomas Jefferson

      by CIndyCasella on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 05:14:20 PM PST

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