Romney no dude nor jude !
The Republicans and ultra-conservatives that were up in arms over the recent Cancer Add, which linked presidential hopeful Mitt Romney as a possible cause for the death of a laid-off steelworker’s wife from cancer, is another example of a lack of ethical and consequential thinking. Thinking involves basic intellectual skills, but these skills can be used to serve two incompatible ends: self-centeredness or empathetic and fair-mindedness.(1) Whereas empathetic and fair-minded thinking tries to correct the causes of behaviors and actions that might harm or injure others, self-centered thinking does not. Neither does self-centered thinking understand the “web of causation.”
The Healthcare Add being ridiculed and derided features Joe Soptic, who lost his job and health benefits as a result of Romney’s Bain Capital closing a GST Steel plant. Without adequate healthcare insurance and due to a lack of income, including Romney’s Bain Capital de-funding GST Steel worker’s pensions, his wife did not visit a doctor for years. When she finally decided to see a doctor, due to pneumonia, she was diagnosed with stage-4 lung cancer. Again, and due to a lack of healthcare, she was placed in a county hospital where she soon died. The add ends with Soptic saying, “That probably wouldn’t have happened if Bain kept its promise and I was allowed to keep our health insurance.”
Empathetic and fair-minded thinkers use thinking in an ethically responsible manner. They work to understand and appreciate other peoples viewpoints and situations. Not only are they willing to listen to others, but they are able to empathize, or to identify with and feel and, to a certain extent, understand and imagine another persons difficulties and sufferings. Selfish and socio-, politico-centric thinkers are unable to sense the hardships and pains of others. They are professionals in the art of self-denial and have mastered the ability to twist information and evidence to support their own selfish interests. They try to block-out contradictory arguments while blaming or demonizing those who disagree…”]]
…again, i do not believe in Capitalism, as the recent “government bailouts” to Banks, etc. prove…! that some can be bailed and helped by government, but peasants cannot have a government loan/rental to pay a “dignity own abode”…! english governments have not achieved nothing in the 60 years of Queen E2, and since a few milenia, as to “peasants”…! meaning their “logic” is screwed up somehow ! as to the black slavery , they were happier as they had work…! today’s peasants are mostly “rusting” with no work or activities…!