Get ready, kids, because your eyes are going to roll back in your head on this one.
From The Salt Lake Tribune comes this insane tripe about how Greg Fischer has turned Louisville into Compassion Central:
The mayor of Louisville, Ky., challenged city, civic and religious leaders at Friday’s Parliament of the World’s Religions to “create a brush fire of compassion throughout the country, city by city.”
Louisville has spent more than five years working to build a scaffold of compassion, Greg Fischer told 100 or so attending a breakout session. The city has been recognized internationally as a leader in expanding compassion.
Even animal control is practicing compassion, Fischer said, increasing the number of animals that are placed in homes. He told about a pig that fell off a farm truck. “It took five days to find the right home for this pig — with a vegan farmer.”
It’s all about building “compassion muscles” that come in handy during crises, Fischer said.
For instance, vandals splashed slurs and other graffiti on the walls and signs of an Islamic center in the city last month. But hundreds of people from diverse backgrounds showed up to paint over and clean the vandalism.
“Compassion is a lot more than empathy,” Fischer said. “It’s action.”
There is one downside to becoming a community of compassion, Fischer said. When people get parking tickets, he said, “They tweak me and say, ‘Where’s the compassion?’ You can’t win them all.”
Told ya it was a hot mess.