I’m not against empathy for anyone. My personal objection to the redneck thing isn’t that they deserve to be trashed or have a high suicide rate. My issue is that if help comes without them dropping the xenophobic and racist stuff then such things will quickly become a bargaining chip in any other future debates. We are listening now, but we’re listening because they’re trashing important things to other people via Trump.
Compassion, yeah, I don’t even think we need to be rude. Just that handing over the goods while they refuse to see Muslims, gays, and minority groups as people, American like them, is counterproductive.