Originally a song title by the punk band NoFX, Bleeding Heart
Disease pokes fun at people
who are "Bleeding
Hearts" and "Heart
Disease" (a real
disease). Someone who has Bleeding Heart
suffers from chronic and naive sympathy for anyone and everything, especially around politically sensitive
issues. The sympathetic emotions
unjustified and directed to people
or causes that do not in fact deserve
It's important to note
that to be diagnosed with Bleeding Heart
Disease, a person must chronically feel unjustifiably sorry for people
on unrelated topics. It's also important that the topic of sympathy be unjustified or highly debatable.
Disease is becoming especially common in the Western World.
Statement: "That's so sad that guy died
when he got his Darwin award."
Reply: "I think you have Bleeding Heart