Empathy for GZ

A fascinating thought experiment in empathy is to consider having empathy for George Zimmerman & his family.  He is of Hispanic & Caucasian heritage which has been ruled irrelevant during the trial.
Now look at what his family has suffered & he, himself - trying to watch out for his community by performing watchman duties - gets involved in all this shit.
I propose that if a civil rights case is argued that it consider a co-case against Trayvon Martin (in absentia & postmortem of course) for attempted murder & assault & battery.  In the performance of his duties, Martin was assaulted & Trayvon attempted to murder him - facts of the trial. Furthermore justice & law is being manipulated all the way from the White House & the attorney general & various racist elements of the country.

Tags

  1. racism
  2. empathy
  3. antipathy
  4. game theory
  5. HeadInTheAssSyndrome

Comments


Mark de LA says
Bring a civil rights case against POTUS & The US Attorney General Holder - & impeach them.


Mark de LA says
I wonder if the Hispanics should form a Justice for GZ march as counterpoint. Nah, probably cant get Hispanics to think race-shit?

'Justice for Trayvon' vigils planned across nation...
Parents to lead protests...


... via Drudge

Mark de LA says
seth 2013-07-20 07:50:17 16655
give me a break ... "Trayvon attempted to murder him - facts of the trial" is a bold face lie.   There was no evidence whatsoever presented at trial that Trayvon attempted to *murder* George.
#HeadInTheAssSyndrome of Seth notwithstanding, that's why GZ was not convicted of Murder2 or Manslaughter - he was in fear of his own life.  If that is not evidence, swallow the hashtag & re-shove it up your ass when it comes backout!


Mark de LA says
How far or how long should a assault & battery go on before it is an attempted murder?  Maybe as long as Reginald Denny  went through during the Rodney King LA riots?


Mark de LA says
FYI
Wikipedia - whole item on Empathy: ... Empathy is the capacity to recognize emotions that are being experienced by another sentient or fictional being. One may need to have a certain amount of empathy before being able to experience accurate sympathy or compassion.
...


Mark de LA says
MR 2013-07-20 08:05:58 16655
seth 2013-07-20 07:55:24 16655
i predict that there will be no federal charges brought against Zimmerman.  I have no interest in anticipating same. 

... but, hey dude, have fun with attracting horse shit to our society .    me, i'm not into it .
Bullshit lie! more or the RWG on your part (& mine)
Those who ignore the past (history) are doomed to repeat it!(Santayana)


Mark de LA says
seth 2013-07-20 08:16:30 16655
MR 2013-07-20 08:05:58 16655
seth 2013-07-20 07:55:24 16655
i predict that there will be no federal charges brought against Zimmerman.  I have no interest in anticipating same. 

... but, hey dude, have fun with attracting horse shit to our society .    me, i'm not into it .
Bullshit lie! more or the RWG on your part (& mine)

Incidentally, empathy is not a two way street. we do not give empathy *only* in return for same. sorry, the thingey does not work that way. i think you are confusing empathy with antipathy ... because antipathy does work that way ... in other words, be hostile to somebody and they almost always will return that in kind.

We have a case in point right here in this item.

Strange though, i just got a new idea.  Look at empathy, and antipathy as transactions in game theory.  For example the Golden Rule ... that is most certainly not "
tit for tat"  ... nor for that matter is it "the jeasus move (always be good)".  think about it ... this is deep ... but still and all its relation to game theory  might be able to be developed.
Consider this - I have deep empathy for my 130# Rottweiler bitch.  I just got back from walking her in the appropriate wild part of the bike path.  Contrary to the Dog Whisperer I let her slightly guide me to her favorite pissing spots where she posts to the neighborhood dogs (her version of blogging.)  I also let her take a shit, but I take 2 bags to pick it up & put it in the garbage cans along the way. I feed her & house her & mostly Tina plays with her.  I have no illusion that it is more than one way. I will NOT be able to learn her language.  In walking, I guide her with a pronged training collar so that I can keep her out of her genetic predisposition to rumble.
She is fully licensed & has all of her shots. If she were to start a real fight & injure another dog or perhaps kill it she would be destroyed iaw legal processes. Then too she is otherness of a different species!



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