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Cares & Fairness

Added: Sunday, October 18th 2020 at 10:26am by Metalheart
 
 
 

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just sayin'

On Blogster you have all of the cares and fairness without any of the common sense. When I see those on this site who think empathetic thoughts and emotional responses from the heart equate to being a good person, I gain more clarity of why this country is so fucked up. It's the same exact sickness driving the most dangerous political movement in my life. Cares, fairness, and cluelessness...

I don't care who understands this, but feelings and thoughts don't even come close to making someone a good person. Actions do that, not hollow words or emotionally unhinged responses unleashed in the form a virtue signal.

Cares and fairness are INDICATORS that you're a good person, but on Blogster, just wanting things and caring about things without any consideration for others MAKES you a good person.

No it fucking does not.

Those who operate that way sound silly and childish. I don't think any who do know the first thing about real empathy.

Empathy for these shallow keyboard abusers means showing it for select groups and situations, which reveals the truth behind all of their virtuous vomit - and that's identity politics.

If you don't care about what/who they care about, you don't care. Got it?

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Another aspect of this is the concept of being an "activist."

What is an activist? Today when someone says they are an activist they mean that they are a member of an advocacy group, or they go out and picket with signs showing how much they care.

My parents were both real activists. They didn't make showy demonstrations. They volunteered. My father's last volunteer activity was to drive around a CNIB educator (CNIB - Canadian National Institute for the Blind) who would teach blind people how to do things around their house, etc. He gave blood until he wasn't allowed to anymore at 75 years of age.

I have volunteered at the Red Cross for a while some years ago when I was unemployed for a while. Since then, any good I have done has been just donating money, so it has been really tiny compared to the great example of my parents.

My advice to anyone who wants to be a real activist is to just be quiet and go about the work. It is quite satisfying and enjoyable.

Very true Grey1.

Sounds like your parents understood the true nature of voluntarism. It's always those humble quiet people who make the most impact.

I can't claim to have done nearly enough volunteer work... but I've done some rewarding work. First was lending my time over two years to help clean up a tornado disaster in Southern Indiana. The heartbreak there was immense. I became depressed, but a friend kept urging me on...

Then in 2008 and 2012 being a very active contributor to the Ron Paul campaign over three states was awesome.

It was a very sad ending to that movement... but I learned so much. I was apathetic as could be prior to 2008 but like so many others, Dr Paul cured my apathy. I spent lots a money and time... didn't sleep or eat right and really sacrificed for others. It was meaningful voluntarism. When it was all said and done tho, I felt like I hadn't given a drop in the bucket compared to what he gave to me. That, I call satisfying :)

 I'll be first - just gave you five stars for this post.

OK all done. Virtue signal sent and I feel damn good about myself.  {#bag-on-head.gif}     

(Whew...f only working this keyboard was easier...I work too hard)...   :P

Lol, thanks. I think I've got it all out of my system now.

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