Compassionate Progressivism: A Few Thoughts On 1000 Voices For Compassion

Good evening readers. I am beasting a little bit behind this blog board today. But I just had some things on the mind I’d like to share. Through my online networks, I was asked to be a part of an online initiative called “1000 voices for compassion” The purpose of it, is for 1000 bloggers to come together to do something positive online. Now, we all know that the blogosphere can be a mean spirited, and petty place filled with rage and invective. Not that I’ve ever participated in such things. (*Smile*)

Anyway, this initiative is a good counterbalance to what is happening out there, and I am glad that I have been invited to be a part of it. I want to talk a little about compassion and how I process it within this medium.

Since I primarily engage my audience as a political blogger, I approach this from the vantage point of the social value of compassion. There is a need for compassion in politics, and thinking about the implications of cutting back needed social programs. The issue of compassion and empathy should be a thought before one closes a school, or a hospital. More directly, in the case of our current fiery struggle around police brutality, there needs to be more compassion in situations when unarmed Black people lose their lives to law enforcement needlessly.

So I choose to express my compassion through advocating for progressive issues. How do you show compassion? To learn more about #1000Speak, go to 1000 voices for Compassion



  1. Thank you very much for joining in 1000 Voices For Compassion. I am totally in agreement with you that we need compassionate politics and will be very interested to read your post.

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