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Has Capitalism destroyed human compassion?

  1. Barnsey profile image79
    Barnseyposted 5 years ago

    Has Capitalism destroyed human compassion?

    Why does it take disaster to bring Americans together?

  2. glmclendon profile image61
    glmclendonposted 5 years ago

    We chased money so hard we have forgotten how to live, with love and feelings. We use to be concerned about the welfare pf others, but no more.

    1. SportsBetter profile image77
      SportsBetterposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Our money also used to be worth something.  The dollar has lost 98% of its value in the last 100 years.  People weren't so dependent on Government welfare.  When government provides welfare it may seem like it helps but it really pushes prices up.

    2. Barnsey profile image79
      Barnseyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Good job making his point for him, SportsBetter! All you had to do was wait for it, glmclendon, nice!

  3. yoginijoy profile image72
    yoginijoyposted 5 years ago

    I think hard times make us lose focus on the larger picture because we are bogged down in the basics of life. It takes faith, hope and a sense of connectedness for compassion to emerge. You are right in saying that disaster and tragedy tends to make us realize that bad things happen to all of us and sometimes that's what it takes for us to see how similar we all are.

  4. SportsBetter profile image77
    SportsBetterposted 5 years ago

    No, I don't believe Capitalism destroyed human compassion.

    From what I know, the Rockefeller family funded women's liberation, so they could tax the other half of the population. 

    While doing that it broke up the family and kids would start school at a younger age.  The government took over education and indoctrinated kids how to think.  With government run schools teaching government values, made kids become less compassionate.  Why do you think education sucks, because the government took over and instilled socialistic values in children. 

    They also put fluoride in the water supply. Hitler did this to make the people more docile. So it could be with all the fluoride, people don't care as much.

    Also, we are more immune to violence in movies and video games.  Most killings and slaughterings don't even phase us anymore. 

    The economy doesn't help either, since the Federal Reserve inflated the money supply, it transferred the wealth from the poor to the rich.  Poor people now pay higher prices.  More people are unemployed and the standard of living isn't that great for most people.  So when your already struggling with your own foreclosure, job loss, or whatever your ailment may be, it might be hard to be compassionate.

  5. profile image50
    justanotherpageposted 5 years ago

    No capitalism has not destroyed human compassion. because of capitalism we have the opportunity to show more compassion dollar wise and dollar wise no in in the world matches American charitable compassion in this regards.

    As far as your 2nd question on why does it take a disaster I'd say you are not looking in the right area if you don't see it. I see it daily as I pass the soup kitchens and the small business owner is there giving his day old or left overs, same with the volunteers who help pass out the food.

    Also in the individual who is dropping off at the local good will, the one who gives a couple bucks to the guy with the sign, the neighbor who helps the single parent out by baby sitting her/his child while they work for free. I see all these and thus I see the compassion.

    1. John Holden profile image60
      John Holdenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Soup kitchens are a sign of a society that has stopped caring.

  6. feenix profile image61
    feenixposted 5 years ago

    No, capitalism has not destroyed human compassion, and the reason why that is the case is very simple to explain:

    Generally speaking, nothing can destroy human compassion. 

    In fact, if that were not true, human beings would have self-destructed and become extinct a very long time ago.

  7. John Holden profile image60
    John Holdenposted 5 years ago

    It hasn't destroyed it yet but it is well on the way.
    I speak from experience,living in the UK, first when although not a socialist country it had a strong socialist ethos and people were good to each other and looked out for each other by and large.
    In the early eighties we had a strong swing to capitalism and with that we saw a big drop in compassion, both man to man and government to man. We saw a huge rise in anti social behaviour and a huge rise in a lack of tolerance for our fellow man.

  8. Beata Stasak profile image83
    Beata Stasakposted 5 years ago

    We have lost our moral compass. We have the greatest inequity since the 30s Depression. 17 of the richest countries in the world have gone backwards on equality and 210 million people are out of work. We are living in a world where power is shifting from West to East. We need to talk about innovation and sustainability and reform, not just about corporation and greed.

  9. Beata Stasak profile image83
    Beata Stasakposted 5 years ago

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