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  • Tina (GeneticPsychosMom) 08:11 on January 27, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    An Introduction to “Political Ponerology” 

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    An Introduction to Political Ponerology by Andrew Lobaczewski

    Summary by J. Scarlet

    Vocabulary

    Evil: “Consists in intentionally behaving in ways that harm, abuse, demean, dehumanize, or destroy innocent others—or using one’s authority and systemic power to encourage or permit others to do so on your behalf.” -Philip Zimbardo (The Lucifer Effect, 5)

    Macrosocial: Large-scale social systems and populations

    Microsocial: Small-scale social groups and individuals

    Paramoralism: The belief that it is acceptable to violate moral values under certain circumstances derived from mostly subconscious rejection and repression from the voice of conscience.

    Pathocracy: From Greek pathos, “evil, pain, suffering”; and kratos, “rule.”  A totalitarian form of government in which absolute political power is held by psychopathic elite and their effect on the people is such that the entire society is ruled and motivated by purely pathological values.  A pathocracy can take many forms and can insinuate itself covertly into any seemingly…

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  • Tina (GeneticPsychosMom) 22:14 on January 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Article: Pathocracy; voting for a red psychopath, or a blue one | OpEdNews 

    Definition: pathocracy (n). A system of government created by a small pathological minority that takes control over a society of normal people (from Political Ponerology: A Science on the Nature of Evil Adjusted for Political Purposes, by Andrew Lobaczewski).

    A small minority of people are born psychopaths; they inherit a genetic deviance linked to certain structural abnormalities of their social brain.

    The physical dynamic that exposes psychopaths is a reduction of gray matter in the anterior rostral prefrontal cortex and temporal poles. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is able to image this deviation fundamental to psychopathy. Potential benefits to humanity are immense; imagine something like a TSA screening (without the bureaucracy, groping and humiliation) to keep psychopaths from boarding the flight to power.

    Psychopaths enjoy a perverse advantage over normal people in ascending pyramids of power. Unfettered by conscience, empathy, morality…some might say, without the weight of a soul, psychopaths readily rise to the top in a society turned upside down by pathocracy. Lying, cheating, stealing, backstabbing–without remorse, psychopaths can claw for power in ways that make a person with a conscience recoil.

    It’s not so much that power corrupts as that the corrupt seek power.
    Politics and investment banking are prime waters for psychopaths to school. If people enjoying great power over others were screened for social-brain deviations with an MRI scan, and the psychopaths were weeded out, renaissance might occupy Capital Hill and Wall Street.

    Judging from our current state of politics and financialization, there certainly would be many vacancies to fill in such a furthering of the humane.

    It truly is right in our hands, an opportunity we may never see again.

    But… possessing the means of physically detecting psychopathy and correcting the blight of psychopathic “leadership” may be irrelevant in the face of pathocracy fully entrenched. Psychopaths in power would never volunteer to have their social-brain deviations revealed, would never allow legislation regarding a brain MRI as a prerequisite to holding any elective office.

    Perhaps it’s true, “where there’s a will, there’s a way”.

    Technology offers us the way – the key to identifying the human brain’s physical roots of psychopathy. The question becomes whether or not the American public has the will to force holders of great power over others, and seekers of such power, to bare their soul… or lack thereof.

    Legislation requiring some “newfangled, junk-science” brain scan for leaders could only be forced from below. But our influence down here in the 99.99% is withering toward nothing but voting for a red psychopath, or a blue one, in elections controlled by unlimited corporate cash, and fraud.

    And there’s: “Either with us, or against us”. Criminalization of dissent is plodding toward any questioning of entrenched pathocracy becoming “domestic terrorism”.

    A most insidious aspect of psychopathy: It’s in the genes.

    Full  Article: Pathocracy; voting for a red psychopath, or a blue one | OpEdNews. by Rand Clifford, May 2012

    Psychopath TEST Politicians

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  • Jerry Caskey 07:35 on January 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    How A Psychopath Answers A Question 

    The Answer

    “Two things. What the president is talking about is taking capital gains back to the rate at which President Reagan taxed capital gains, point one. Point two, since the president has taken office, we’ve gone from 10 percent unemployment to 5.6 percent unemployment. We’ve seen that deficits cut by two-thirds. We see 10 million people with access to health care now. Health care costs growing at slower rate than at any time in 50 years. And we are creating more jobs through oil and gas and clean energy than ever before. . . . . The economy is coming back. It’s growing. But we are focused on a simple fact: for too many decades with stagnant wages, the middle class has not gotten its fair shot. We’re going to make sure that it does. We’ll keep pushing this. This we will not trim our sails on.

    The Question

    “What is the fair share of taxes for a top earner? And is there some point at which raising taxes on people hurts the economy?”

    Keep reading the “answer” and the “question” until they either make sense, or your mind blows a fuse trying to make sense out of something that is senseless.


    The above is a partial transcript of on interview with the President’s Chief of Staff, Denis McDonough, on “FoxNews Sunday” yesterday. If you ever needed a better example of how a psychopath conducts business – there it is. This is just one of many examples that could be quoted from the interview, but it will suffice to demonstrate how well a deceitful, lying, hide-the-truth, coverup-the-crap Obama team has corrupted the Office of the President of the United States of America, and almost single-handedly destroyed any degree of trust in our government as a whole. How many politicians have you ever heard answer questions the same way? This is how a psychopath operates to either gain or hold onto power and control, which is the only thing they are interested in

    The next time you are trying to decide who you want to vote for, consider how the above question was answered. If you notice the same type response as shown above, or you hear nothing but a list of promises, cross that person off you list to consider. We have to get rid of the psychopaths that are running, and ruining, our nation. The psychopaths have found a way to make the following words of Abraham Lincoln meaningless:

    You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.”

    The psychopaths have figured out how to cultivate enough of the “some of the people ALL the time” folks to gather enough votes to take and keep control. Until enough of the other folks get their act together and elect emotionally balanced individuals, things just are not going to change.

     
    • GeneticPsycho 07:41 on January 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Excellent post! Why do so few of us see the disordered minds in leadership?

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    • Amaterasu Solar 13:02 on January 28, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      The only thing I object to is the idea that “voting” in this system does any good. More and more, “voting” is being made meaningless, as proprietary code in “voting” machines chooses who “wins.” Better would be to let go of the archonic systems of top-down governMENT (controlMIND) based on “authority” within “law,” policing to ensure compliance, and institute a bottom-up stigmergic system of solving problems as they arise within Ethics.

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      “Did You give an oath and find it’s bait and switch? Well, there is no oath then, is there?”
      “ALL money systems promote the most psychopathic to the top of the money/power heap – THEY will do ANYTHING to get there.”
      “The love of money is the root of all evil; remove the soil in which the root grows…”
      “If the universe is made of mostly “dark” energy…can We use it to run Our cars?”
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    • Disillusioned 14:43 on February 2, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Psychopaths fool most of the people most of the time. A counter force for good will be possible when a sufficient number of people see through the deceptions. Spread awareness!

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    • Human 15:56 on February 2, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Politicians speak like psychopaths and psychopaths speak like politicians, but the two are not necessarily interchangeable.

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    • GemGirl 15:28 on February 3, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      In making such an extreme reference to the Obama Administration, you are off base here. No one president has “almost single-handedly destroyed any degree of trust in our government as a whole.”

      If you really believe this, do you think all the previous white presidents have been Boy Scouts?
      America has been at war all of its history, destroying other countries through approval from mostly white politicians in office.

      How do you so readily discount the clear gaminess and obstruction of Congress, which is majority white and male?

      Are you aware that mostly white people are still in power — even with Obama in office — and that those who are psychopathic and white have been able to use race and racism as a way for them to hide in plain sight?

      I would suggest you think about this because if you don’t see the connection between demonizing and singling out one president despite America’s history, you demonstrate the kind of race-based blinders that make it possible for corruption to continue.

      Of course, sociopathy can be found in people of call racial, ethnic and gender groups — but white politicians have used race to divide and conquer, triangulate, exploit and manipulate diverse populations and enable by the white masses historically.

      Read Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of America, for some truths.

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      • Jerry Caskey 17:01 on February 3, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        I am totally confused. If I don’t like Obama, then I am being a racist? If I don’t like George Bush am I. Racest? I never mentioned a person’s race, I mentioned a person. Your reply used the word “white” 7 times, and all were is a negative manner or degrading manner. Seems to me you are a pretty good example of the “Obama gets a free ride because he is Black”. Has our country gone south just from Obama – no, and I didn’t say that. Have we had other Presidents that have harmed our nation – yes, but I didn’t say that either. I referred to the human being that is the President NOW. I see no sense in dredging up the past, as there is not a darn thing that can be done about it. We need to deal with the present and work toward the future. Those are the only two things we have any possible cony too over.

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      • Human 19:28 on February 3, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks for speaking up! There is so much hate and fear mongering propaganda floating around that does not educate or inform. No matter our political or other beliefs, we should be critical of such ‘information’ and question its validity.

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      • GeneticPsycho 23:12 on February 3, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        I also pick up on a lot of personal hatred from Jerry for Obama. Saying ” Obama team has corrupted the Office of the President of the United States of America, and almost single-handedly destroyed any degree of trust in our government as a whole” really misdirects attention away from the overall long-standing corruption that was already present.

        Obama brings nothing new.Business as usual. He should not be singled out as the only problem. I would like to see them all tested in politics. I am frustrated by his apparent goodwill efforts on the homefront, and the contradictory out-of-sight foreign killing sprees of civilians by drones that seem to not affect the psyche of any government officials. Mainstream media hides the foreign attacks. Things overall are way out of hand. We should not be killing anyone. Have we declared war?

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    • GemGirl 16:07 on February 4, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Jerry Caskey — The responses from “Human” echo my own — you engaged in straw man arguments to evade the issues I raised. It is not my job to help you figure out the racial connotations of your own comments. You’re intelligent enough to do your own homework to understand the implications. Perspective from a historical standpoint is always required. Your argument about dealing with only who’s in office NOW does not make sense. Family of origin stuff still affects people across multiple generations, so why would it be difficult to imagine that societal patterns across generations — like racism, sexism, homophobia and classism — still impact current conditions and inform perceptions.

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      • Jerry Caskey 15:31 on February 5, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        Sorry gang. You have gone where I didn’t go, and chose not to go where you are. Have a nice day.

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        • Human 15:34 on February 5, 2015 Permalink | Reply

          Accountability. Yes, some avoid it like the plague.

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        • GemGirl 15:37 on February 5, 2015 Permalink | Reply

          In your own words, Jerry — excerpt taken from passage you wrote above: “a deceitful, lying, hide-the-truth, coverup-the-crap Obama team has corrupted the Office of the President of the United States of America, and almost single-handedly destroyed any degree of trust in our government as a whole.”

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    • Human 10:25 on February 6, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Critical comments and discussion have been removed. This application of censorship leaves the article as a propaganda piece, which reflects badly on the whole site. I object to this attack on freedom of speech and the open exchange of ideas. Je suis Charlie.

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    • GeneticPsycho 12:42 on February 6, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Jerry, are you deleting comments?

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      • Jerry Caskey 13:29 on February 6, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        My post got turned into a ” race” issue, which has nothing to do with my point and I saw it going on endlessly. I wished everyone a good day and just wanted to go on. Fine. They can do whatever they want. As I said, I am finished talking about what I was not talking about.

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        • GemGirl 16:38 on February 6, 2015 Permalink | Reply

          Jerry — The fact that you removed my posts speak volumes.

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        • Human 15:53 on February 7, 2015 Permalink | Reply

          Gemgirl presented an intelligent, rational, and relevant discussion, then left the floor for anyone who may wish to respond with counter-arguments or to participate otherwise in civil debate. I think it is apparent to most reading the succession of comments that the person pushing the “race” issue, and in an antagonistic and accusatory manner, was you. If the discussion goes on “endlessly,” then the topic must be worthwhile to those participating, and it is undemocratic and dictatorial for anyone to forcibly prevent it because they don’t agree with the opinions expressed.

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    • Human 17:08 on February 7, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      I would like to see all of the censored comments returned. Je suis Charlie.

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      • GeneticPsycho 21:11 on February 7, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        Did not know that was possible until now. Charlie can rot in hell for all I care.

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        • Jerry Caskey 09:05 on February 8, 2015 Permalink | Reply

          Thank you. Now maybe two shattered lives can be restored.

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          • GemGirl 13:52 on February 8, 2015 Permalink | Reply

            Jerry — Thank you for restoring comments. The original point I was making is really this: Americans have been taught to look for bad guys in all the wrong places. Unfortunately, due to media propaganda, race, ethnicity and even religion to some extent, has been made into a short-cut to identity so-called bad people. This plays right into the hands of sociopaths in power who do harm to all of us.

            That does not mean only white people have used race to distract from their sociopathy and hide in plain sight. It’s that systemic racism has made it easier for whites to do so because of benefit of doubt and perceived credibility associated with whiteness from a historical standpoint into the present day.

            Content of character is the important issue, as Martin Luther King Jr. said.

            Until more white Americans unravel the racist historical baggage that has been used to distort their views about blacks and other people of color who, like them, have been victimized by systemic oppression (extreme income inequality/classism is harming diverse populations), it will be hard for decent and diverse people to come together.

            We all need to take a stand against systemic sociopathic influences that permeate society because of the damage done to millions of lives. Joy is being strangled from humanity by those who want to use race to keep us living in fear about, and in opposition against others.

            Most of us from various backgrounds are decent but flawed people — with strengths and limitations that make us normal — who simply want opportunities to create a reasonable quality of life based on hard work and diligent effort. Sociopathic influences place too many barriers to marginalize and exclude people from different backgrounds by implying that some people are inherently superior or inferior.

            Sociopaths in power are promoting systemic deprivation as a result of their greed, bigotry and hatred.

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    • Jerry Caskey 14:49 on February 8, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      The general thought in my post has been obliterated and the back forth is totally foreign to my thought. I saw no sense in continuing to talk about what I was not talking about. But let me explain how I see the development.

      The remark that seems to have everyone up in the air is as follows:

      “This is just one of many examples that could be quoted from the interview, but it will suffice to demonstrate how well a deceitful, lying, hide-the-truth, coverup-the-crap Obama team has corrupted the Office of the President of the United States of America, and almost single-handedly destroyed any degree of trust in our government as a whole.”

      My entire post was using the President’s Chief of Staff, Denis McDonough. Not once did I address Obama himself. On top of that McDonough is not Black. Your reply in part, started as follows:

      “In making such an extreme reference to the Obama Administration, you are off base here. No one president has ‘almost single-handedly destroyed any degree of trust in our government as a whole.’ If you really believe this, do you think all the previous white presidents have been Boy Scouts?”

      I never identified, mentioned, referred to “one president”, I referred to the “Obama Team”. The “Answer/Question” I presented easily proves the remarks regarding “deceitful, lying, hide-the-truth, covgerup-the-crap”, and they were directed specifically at what McDonough was doing by his remarks. My post never addressed Obama alone.

      The thing that proved to me that race had been drawn in was your simply phrase “”all previous white presidents”. Exactly what shin color were “all previous presidents”? When you inserted a reference to “white presidents” when the “white” description was of no use or value whatsoever, there could only be one reason – you thought I was coming down on a Black president (there has only been one). From that point on, our back and forth degenerated into a discussion on race and my “straw” replies where I tried to get us back on the original, and only, point I was making. It became clear to me, that others had created a discussion I had no desire or interest in being in. I am not familiar with how the Blog works and thought I had removed all comments. It is clear I did not accomplish what I wanted to do, and that then created a whole new issue.

      Thanks to the Blog owner (not me because I don’t know who to do it), the comments are back and everyone is more than welcome to hash out whatever they want. This is the last remark you will see from me, unless someone wants to talk about what this Blog is about and what my post was about – Psychopaths – not race.

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      • Human 02:53 on February 10, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        “I never identified, mentioned, referred to “one president”, I referred to the “Obama Team”.”

        What a cheap cop out. The Obama team represents Obama. An attack on the Obama administration is an attack on Obama unless it is clearly indicated that their actions or policies are contrary to his or not approved by him. And how does your denial fit with this statement: “I referred to the human being that is the President NOW.”?

        “…our back and forth degenerated into a discussion on race…”

        Gemgirl included relevant references to race in her discussion. Did you make any rational contributions on that topic? What you did make clear, was your bias or disapproval.

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        • GeneticPsycho 08:46 on February 10, 2015 Permalink | Reply

          This particular article makes a good point about how psychopaths blatantly and publicly sleaze up their communications. The subsequent comments/fiasco reveals Jerry doing the same thing that he pointed out about the government officials… If you know any psychopaths, you might realize that they can’t be reasoned with, and they contradict themselves. Jerry provides a window to that world. If you are perturbed by the hate in this article, then don’t read his actual blog…

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