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Misplaced empathy sows seeds of misery

MISPLACED EMPATHY SOWS SEEDS OF MISERY

REGULAR readers of this column will recall my concerns around a western culture that has become dominated by feelings.

Like frogs in boiling water, people go to work, do their shopping and pick up the kids from school without realising that we are in the midst of a revolution.

It’s a revolution comprising alternative facts, populist politics, and most of all a triumph of feelings over fact.

It is a complete and in some ways knowingly orchestrated overturning of many of the learnings of the enlightenment, and indeed western culture.

Careers are built explaining and displaying “emotional intelligence”. Do the proponents really understand what empathy is?

If we’re not careful it will lead to war.

At the heart of the upheaval lies a range of theoretical left wing “insights” that, like communism, are misguided at best.

They are tools of a power play for the far left to regain ground, lost after the embarrassing fall of the Berlin Wall.

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Originally Published – Saturday, March 18, 2017
Rockhampton Morning Bulletinthemorningbulletin.com.au

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