In the last US presidential campaign the Bush candidate claimed to be a 'Compassionate conservative'. It was apparent then, as it is now a certified fact, that the man and his minions neither understands the definition of compassion or conservative, unless as told by his actions, he has shown a definite compassion for the rich, the corporations, and the military industrial complex. In truth the term 'compassionate conservative' would not refer to the fundamental operating philosophy and psychology of developed human culture is
Progressive Materialism. In the most component sense, by the mandates of Progressive Materialism, any given pre-existent state may be replaced by what is deemed a superior quality or condition, as the wooded glen is chopped and replaced with a vineyard, or the fascist regime is replaced with a democracy and vice-versa.
The very object and meaning of human living, for both the
religious and secular Progressive Materialists, is the advancement of both the individual and social organizations, to superior, advanced and elite development. This progressive elitism is the superman, rich or star, God's chosen people, the Godly, the civilized nation, high culture or white man's burden. Thus there cannot be a great deal of Compassion for states replaced or used for this advancement.
One dictionary definition of the term Compassion is 'a deep awareness of the suffering of another coupled with the wish to relieve it.' The term 'deep awareness' and the ability of an affinity for the objects of such awareness, would seem to be the key to the concept. The question is just how deep can the awareness of 'the superior individual' be? The means of the evaluation of
Consequence for the Progressive Materialist, is termed the
Dyadic Authoritative Comparative. Consequence is measured as some degree between bottom and top.
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