Rethinking That ‘Defunding The Police’ Thing

It all depends on whose ox is gored

The Jerusalem Post–Some call it hypocrisy. Others, less judgmentally, call it a failure of empathy later remedied by experience.
I call it the whose-ox-is-gored phenomenon. A given event, policy or idea will be seen differently depending on the degree to which the viewer’s self-interest is involved.

Deceptively simple and obvious, whose-ox-is-gored is a helpful filter through which to view world politics. We need only to scan the news to discover fresh examples of the way meaning is altered and priorities re-balanced depending on who is in the cross-hairs.