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“The Coming Slavery,” 1884, Herbert Spencer 1. Pity and love a. Establishes that pity is associated with love i. Those who have faced hardship are automatically deemed to be “worthy souls, grievously wronged” (Spencer, 71) 2. Pity vs. blame a. Believes that few consider that some may have brought hardship on themselves and do not deserve any sympathy or compassion b. Those who supposedly cannot find work are not trying hard enough, and have no one to blame but themselves i. “Say rather that they either refuse work or quickly turn themselves out of it.” (Spencer, 71) 3. Social suffering a. Believes that social suffering is natural, and that it is not one’s duty to remove it from the lives of those facing hardship because it will only lead to more hardships b. “If any would not work neither should he eat” (Spencer, 72) is a way of interpreting Darwin’s theory of evolution, more specifically the “survival of the fittest” i.
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