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Rip Out the Heart of Your Lover Today!

Created: Tuesday, May 31st, 2005
12:38:53 UTC
Last modified: Tuesday, May 31st, 2005
12:42:53 UTC

Luciana Bohne wrote:


The poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote that, in the rapacity that the industrial revolution created, people first surrendered their minds or the capacity to reason, then their hearts or the capacity to empathize, until all that was left of the original human equipment was the senses or their selfish demands for gratification. At that point, humans entered the stage of market commodities and market consumers — one more thing in the commercial landscape. Without minds or hearts, they are instrumentalized to buy whatever deadens their clamoring and frightened senses — official lies, immoral wars, Barbies, and bankrupt educations.

This explains perfectly how so many loves can be crushed in this country. Lack of empathy leads to betrayal and pain, especially pain in those who are still virtuous and self-sacrificing.