Douglas Wilson: That kindness doesn’t scale to the collective.

from Douglas Wilson:


The simplest mistake in the world is to think that an act of human kindness, extended from one person to another, is capable of being translated to the larger scale of millions of people, with everything essential in that compassionate gesture remaining unaffected and unchanged. The mistake is a natural one, but it has nevertheless ruined economies, ensalved millions, killed millions more, led to streams of refugees, and untold misery.