Selective Sympathy
War's Mayhem and Murder is Somehow Less Hard to Bear than the Humane Termination of an Injured Animal

Lindorff, Dave
http://www.counterpunch.org/2011/12/30/selective-sympathy/

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  30/12/2011
Year Published:  2011  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13987

How strange that we as human beings can be so sensitive and warm-hearted about an animal, and yet can be so detached from reality and so compartmentalized in our emotions and our moral sense that we can simply dismiss as "collateral damage" the lives of tens, hundreds or even thousands of innocent men, women and children who, for cold, calculating geopolitical reasons of dubious merit, will be killed by our or our allies' actions.

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