inconsistent empathy

If you have been grieved over what happened in Newtown please consider reading this article about drone strikes. I think it gives some interesting perspective. I have thoughts brewing around a possible underlying cause that I hope to get out sometime soon. They have to do with growing tendency for dehuminization. I wonder if an inability to empathize with the deaths going on in more remote parts of the world is only minorly related to the lack of reporting on it and the geographical distance. Factually those deaths are just as tragic, if not more so in some ways, but why do so few seem to care?

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