As I once covered a long time ago on my now-banned YouTube channel, compassion is often weaponized against people. Owing to sophistic appeals to care about the down-trodden, categorically, people are tricked into giving away their time, resources, energy, and even whole societies because they believe it will make a difference in the lives of the people they feel compassion for.
This gets us into the old adage of give a man a fish and he will eat for a day, teach him to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
People who “fish” for themselves are in a position to transmit self-responsibility to others. The moment these people seek out economic advantage because of the “charity” of others, usually government benefits that are taken without asking, these people are no longer self-responsible. Much of the wealth that was rebuilt in America after the 2008 Great Recession and even going back to the Great Depression was because of economic advantage proffered to contractors securing government favor.
The “1%” in America is comprised of a handful of recent self-made entrepreneurs and then a whole lot of wheeling and dealing people bouncing from corporate arrangement to corporate arrangement. And few if any of these people, you could count them on one or two hands, are out in the public eye transmitting the ethic of self-responsibility.
It is important to understand that ad campaigns meant to gin up compassion for foraway peoples are no longer relevant. The entire impoverished world is now within the United States or at the doorstep, drawn by the siren’s song of fantastical amounts of welfare being broadcast out by the American Regime and the United Nations. The “feed a child today” TV appeals of the 1970’s, 1980’s, and 1990’s were a massive graft for “non-profit” agents and secondarily, for once-faraway people who never learned to fish.
Society must get back to the ethic of self-responsibility, as much and as soon as possible.
Productive people are being required, at the point of a gun, to give more out of compassion than they ever have before and the center is giving way. People across America are “quiet quiting” (doing the minimum requirements of one’s job and putting in no more time, effort, or enthusiasm than absolutely necessary) in order to simply combat the evil of inflation that has been brought into their lives. There is no culture because there is no unified people. No one is allowed to have fun because the welfare of distant peoples must always come first. There is no saving for a rainy day because inheritances are treated as funds to pillage instead of something sacrosanct and untouchable.
People should put down the weapon of sophistry and stop trying to convince others to feed those who are not self-responsible. Until this changes sufficiently, the world will continue to become a rougher and rougher place to live.