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Sympathetic Consciousness 
By Courtney
Submitted by the author - 11 June 2004

Sympathetic consciousness of others' distress together with a desire to alleviate it.
Compassion;
They'd appreciate some.
Just because you can't see it, doesn't mean it doesn't exist.
Turn a blind eye, and suffer later.
Does it haunt you that you are eating something that can think?
That can feel?
That can recognize pain?
Does sympathy only stretch to those that can say "ow"?

When your child is choking on a piece of that bloody steak, would you dare help him?
No. Leave him.
Let him suffer.
Let him choke.
He deserved to die.
He can't speak with full intellect.
He can't tell you he's in pain.
He can't tell you he needs oxygen.
So leave him.
When he's dead, feel no remorse.

...Just as you didn't when someone carved that bloody steak you fed that choked and bloated child.

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Painting by Mary T. Hoffman - God's Creation in Art

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