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What Does It Mean to ‘Care’?

Posted on | August 19, 2017 | Comments Off on What Does It Mean to ‘Care’?


Kayla Chadwick is an alumna of elite private Hebron Academy ($57,200 a year for boarding students), who got her bachelor’s degree from elite private Trinity College ($66,440 a year, including room and board) before getting her master’s degree from elite private Syracuse University ($60,239 a year including room and board). If you guessed her Daddy’s rich, uh . . . guess again, but like most rich kids nowadays, she’s the kind of “progressive” who considers herself obligated to tell the rest of us what to think. If your Daddy can’t afford the tuition at Trinity, obviously, you are inferior to Kayla Chadwick, and you should be grateful she has condescended to tutor you about your moral and intellectual failings.

I Don’t Know How To Explain To You
That You Should Care About Other People

That’s the headline on a Huffington Post column that Kayla Chadwick published in June, but which I didn’t encounter until today, and immediately took umbrage at Ms. Chadwick’s elitist condescension. Elliott Hamilton of Daily Wire said of Ms. Chadwick’s column that it “reaches peak virtue signaling while simultaneously expressing the sanctimonious nature of the political Left.” As a parody of snooty liberal know-it-all-ism, Ms. Chadwick’s argument is impeccable and if anybody wants to know How Your Get More Trump, she’s a perfect example.


She’s white, she’s privileged, and she wants you to know that her Emmy Award (for video editing) qualifies her to tell you what to think:

I don’t know how to explain to someone why they should care about other people.
Personally, I’m happy to pay an extra 4.3 percent for my fast food burger if it means the person making it for me can afford to feed their own family. If you aren’t willing to fork over an extra 17 cents for a Big Mac, you’re a fundamentally different person than I am.
I’m perfectly content to pay taxes that go toward public schools, even though I’m childless and intend to stay that way, because all children deserve a quality, free education. If this seems unfair or unreasonable to you, we are never going to see eye to eye.
If I have to pay a little more with each paycheck to ensure my fellow Americans can access health care? SIGN ME UP. Poverty should not be a death sentence in the richest country in the world. If you’re okay with thousands of people dying of treatable diseases just so the wealthiest among us can hoard still more wealth, there is a divide between our worldviews that can never be bridged.
I don’t know how to convince someone how to experience the basic human emotion of empathy. . . .

You can read the rest, but I think you see what it was about Kayla Chadwick’s argument that most offended me. Whereas my wife and I care so much about “other people” that we’ve raised a family of six children, Ms. Chadwick — the elite-educated beneficiary of wealth and privilege — is so self-centered she can’t be bothered. Like most young feminists, she’s childless because she’s too selfish to “care about other people,” except insofar as this involves (a) outsourcing the obligations of “empathy” to the government, and (b) urging people to vote Democrat.

Liberals care so much about the poor, for example, they insist that taxpayers should fund Planned Parenthood to give poor people abortions, and if that isn’t your definition of “empathy,” then obviously you didn’t get the kind of elite education Kayla Chadwick got at all those swanky private schools she attended. You’re probably part of those “hordes of selfish, cruel people” who don’t know “how to be a good person.” You voted Republican, and Kayla Chadwick has no empathy for you because you’re probably a heterosexual man, anyway . . .



Hating males for being male, hating white people for being white, hating heterosexuals for being heterosexual — this is “empathy,” according to the Democrat Party, and this is how you get more Trump.




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