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  • GeneticPsychosMom (Tina) 09:36 on August 27, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Corporate Psychopathy: Web Conversation with Dr. Paul Babiak 

    Snakes in Suits

    by David Kosson

    The recent economic slowdown and transitions that companies are going through are creating a favorable environment for corporate psychopaths. This was just one of the issues raised by Dr. Paul Babiak at the Aftermath Foundation’s Web Conversation on May 19, 2015.

    In his talk, Dr. Babiak, a leading industrial and organizational psychologist and co-author of Snakes in Suits – When Psychopaths Go to Work,’ provided an overview of the modern-day corporate psychopath. They look and dress the same way as most business people, are charming, persuasive, charismatic, often fun to be around and, at first glance, seem to demonstrate strong leadership skills.

    In reality, however, they are unable to build teams, have no respect for individuals, lack integrity and wisdom, and are only interested in their own success – not the company’s. The long-term damage to companies from psychopathic employees includes low morale, ill-informed decision-making, increased risk and reduced productivity.

    Dr. Babiak warned that the frenzied nature of modern business spurred on by the recent economic crisis, with the constant downsizing and reorganizations, provides a fertile environment for psychopaths who thrive on chaos. On some occasions, psychopaths can enter companies as corporate saviors but, before long, will start to inflict considerable damage.

    The Main Characteristics of Psychopaths

    During the conversation, Dr. Babiak outlined some of the main characteristics and beliefs of psychopaths including their ability to be charming, likeable, and self-confident but at the same time insincere, untrustworthy and insensitive to the feelings of others. They also have a belief in their superiority over other people and the law, a sense of entitlement, and a belief that all blame lies with other people.

    In research conducted by Drs. Babiak, Neumann and Hare of 203 executives from seven international companies, 3.9% were found to have high levels of psychopathic traits. The prevalence of psychopathy in the general population is only 1%. Unfortunately, according to Babiak, one of the biggest challenges in identifying corporate psychopaths is that in day-to-day activities they often bear the hallmarks of good leaders through their charm, charisma, and larger-than-life personalities. Based on over 20 years working with corporate psychopaths and their victims, he has developed a framework to explain their path through an organization, a process of manipulation that covers a number of stages:

    • Organizational Entry. Psychopaths are very adept at the entry and interview stage. They are confident, charming, have no qualms lying on their resumes or during face-to-face interviews, and say whatever it takes to get the job.
    • Assessment. The assessment stage is the honeymoon period where the psychopath will establish an influence network normally based on one-on-one interaction with co-workers – what is described as the ‘Psychopathic Bond’. The Psychopathic Bond is based on lies and manipulation and the ability of the psychopaths to analyze the victim’s hot spots and weaknesses. At this stage, the psychopath will identify Pawns (potential victims), Patrons (bosses and those with power) and the organizational Police (HR and accounting departments).
    • Manipulation. During the manipulation stage is when they start to create conflict among their co-workers – the pawns – often through a campaign of disinformation. When in conflict, people don’t talk to each other – a perfect environment for the psychopath. At the same time, the psychopath will continue to groom the patron, often their direct boss, as a means of protection and defense.
    • Abandonment & Confrontation. At this stage, pawns are abandoned when they are no longer considered useful. Those that question or challenge this change in the relationship are “neutralized.”
    • Ascension. And finally, there is the betrayal of the patron and the promotion into the patron’s job.

              During the question and answer part of the conversation, participants posed questions about various topics, including whether psychopathic manipulation is evident in academia and what one might do if they realize they are a pawn at the mercy of a corporate psychopath.

    Do you want to support the victims of psychopathic individuals?
    Do you want to contribute to reducing the negative impact of psychopathy on individuals and society?
    To learn more about becoming a member of the Aftermath: Surviving Psychopathy Foundation, click here

    About Dr. Babiak

    Paul Babiak is an Industrial and Organizational Psychologist who coaches and consults with executives and organizations on issues related to corporate psychopathy. His research focuses on corporate psychopaths, their traits and characteristics, manipulation techniques, and the impact they can have on organizational performance and employee job satisfaction. He is the author of Snakes In Suits: When Psychopaths Go To Work, with Dr. Robert D. Hare, as well as several scientific papers and book chapters. His work has been featured in the New York Times,Washington Post, Harvard Business Review, and Fast Company, and he has appeared on The Today Show, Countdown with Keith Olbermann-MSNBC and DatelineNBC as well as several documentaries on psychopathy.

    SOURCE: Aftermath: Surviving Psychopathy Foundation Corporate Psychopathy: Web Conversation with Dr. Paul Babiak June 2015

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    • James 13:07 on August 27, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Another interesting article.

      “A belief that all blame lies with other people.” is not entirely accurate. Certainly, other people are often at fault too or more so, but when we’re playing the blame game, scapegoating, we are more than aware of what we’re doing. Narcissists might genuine believe they are incapable of fault, psychopaths are more grounded in the imperfect reality, but will blame anyone to get what we want.

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  • GeneticPsychosMom (Tina) 10:58 on August 25, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    The Raping of America: Mile Markers on the Road to Fascism 

    The Raping of America

    by By John W. Whitehead

    “Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”—Martin Luther King Jr.

    There’s an ill will blowing across the country. The economy is tanking. The people are directionless, and politics provides no answer. And like former regimes, the militarized police have stepped up to provide a façade of law and order manifested by an overt violence against the citizenry.

    Despite the revelations of the past several years, nothing has changed to push back against the American police state. Our freedoms—especially the Fourth Amendment—continue to be choked out by a prevailing view among government bureaucrats that they have the right to search, seize, strip, scan, spy on, probe, pat down, taser, and arrest any individual at any time and for the slightest provocation.

    Despite the recent outrage and protests, nothing has changed to restore us to our rightful role as having dominion over our bodies, our lives and our property, especially when it comes to interactions with the government.

    Forced cavity searches, forced colonoscopies, forced blood draws, forced breath-alcohol tests, forced DNA extractions, forced eye scans, forced inclusion in biometric databases—these are just a few ways in which Americans continue to be reminded that we have no control over what happens to our bodies during an encounter with government officials. Thus far, the courts have done little to preserve our Fourth Amendment rights, let alone what shreds of bodily integrity remain to us.

    Indeed, on a daily basis, Americans are being forced to relinquish the most intimate details of who we are—our biological makeup, our genetic blueprints, and our biometrics (facial characteristics and structure, fingerprints, iris scans, etc.)—in order to clear the nearly insurmountable hurdle that increasingly defines life in the United States.

    In other words, we are all guilty until proven innocent.

    Worst of all, it seems as if nothing will change as long as the American people remain distracted by politics, divided by their own prejudices, and brainwashed into believing that the Constitution still reigns supreme as the law of the land, when in fact, we have almost completed the shift into fascism.

    In other words, despite our occasional bursts of outrage over abusive police practices, sporadic calls for government reform, and periodic bouts of awareness that all is not what it seems, the police state continues to march steadily onward.

    Such is life in America today that individuals are being threatened with arrest and carted off to jail for the least hint of noncompliance, homes are being raided by police under the slightest pretext, and roadside police stops have devolved into government-sanctioned exercises in humiliation and degradation with a complete disregard for privacy and human dignity.

    Consider, for example, what happened to Charnesia Corley after allegedly being pulled over by Texas police for “rolling” through a stop sign. Claiming they smelled marijuana, police handcuffed Corley, placed her in the back of the police cruiser, and then searched her car for almost an hour. They found nothing in the car.

    As the Houston Chronicle reported:

    Returning to his car where Corley was held, the deputy again said he smelled marijuana and called in a female deputy to conduct a cavity search. When the female deputy arrived, she told Corley to pull her pants down, but Corley protested because she was cuffed and had no underwear on. The deputy ordered Corley to bend over, pulled down her pants and began to search her. Then…Corley stood up and protested, so the deputy threw her to the ground and restrained her while another female was called in to assist. When backup arrived, each deputy held one of Corley’s legs apart to conduct the probe.

    As shocking and disturbing as it seems, Corley’s roadside cavity search is becoming par for the course in an age in which police are taught to have no respect for the citizenry’s bodily integrity.

    For instance, 38-year-old Angel Dobbs and her 24-year-old niece, Ashley, were pulled over by a Texas state trooper on July 13, 2012, allegedly for flicking cigarette butts out of the car window. Insisting that he smelled marijuana, he proceeded to interrogate them and search the car. Despite the fact that both women denied smoking or possessing any marijuana, the police officer then called in a female trooper, who carried out a roadside cavity search, sticking her fingers into the older woman’s anus and vagina, then performing the same procedure on the younger woman, wearing the same pair of gloves. No marijuana was found.

    David Eckert was forced to undergo an anal cavity search, three enemas, and a colonoscopy after allegedly failing to yield to a stop sign at a Wal-Mart parking lot. Cops justified the searches on the grounds that they suspected Eckert was carrying drugs because his “posture [was] erect” and “he kept his legs together.” No drugs were found.

    Leila Tarantino was subjected to two roadside strip searches in plain view of passing traffic during a routine traffic stop, while her two children—ages 1 and 4—waited inside her car. During the second strip search, presumably in an effort to ferret out drugs, a female officer “forcibly removed” a tampon from Tarantino. Nothing illegal was found. Nevertheless, such searches have been sanctioned by the courts, especially if accompanied by a search warrant (which is easily procured), as justified in the government’s pursuit of drugs and weapons.

    Meanwhile, four Milwaukee police officers were charged with carrying out rectal searches of suspects on the street and in police district stations over the course of several years. One of the officers was accused of conducting searches of men’s anal and scrotal areas, often inserting his fingers into their rectums and leaving some of his victims with bleeding rectums. Halfway across the country, the city of Oakland, California, agreed to pay $4.6 million to 39 men who had their pants pulled down by police on city streets between 2002 and 2009.

    It’s gotten so bad that you don’t even have to be suspected of possessing drugs to be subjected to a strip search.

    In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Florence v. Burlison, any person who is arrested and processed at a jail house, regardless of the severity of his or her offense (i.e., they can be guilty of nothing more than a minor traffic offense), can be subjected to a strip search by police or jail officials without reasonable suspicion that the arrestee is carrying a weapon or contraband.

    Examples of minor infractions which have resulted in strip searches include: individuals arrested for driving with a noisy muffler, driving with an inoperable headlight, failing to use a turn signal, riding a bicycle without an audible bell, making an improper left turn, engaging in an antiwar demonstration (the individual searched was a nun, a Sister of Divine Providence for 50 years). Police have also carried out strip searches for passing a bad check, dog leash violations, filing a false police report, failing to produce a driver’s license after making an illegal left turn, having outstanding parking tickets, and public intoxication. A failure to pay child support can also result in a strip search.

    It must be remembered that the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was intended to prevent government agents from searching an individual’s person or property without a warrant and probable cause (evidence that some kind of criminal activity was afoot). While the literal purpose of the amendment is to protect our property and our bodies from unwarranted government intrusion, the moral intention behind it is to protect our human dignity.

    Unfortunately, the indignities being heaped upon us by the architects and agents of the American police state—whether or not we’ve done anything wrong—don’t end with roadside strip searches. They’re just a foretaste of what is to come.

    As I make clear in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, the government doesn’t need to strip you naked by the side of the road in order to render you helpless. It has other methods, less subtle perhaps but equally humiliating, devastating and mind-altering, of stripping you of your independence, robbing you of your dignity, and undermining your rights.

    With every court ruling that allows the government to operate above the rule of law, every piece of legislation that limits our freedoms, and every act of government wrongdoing that goes unpunished, we’re slowly being conditioned to a society in which we have little real control over our lives. As Rod Serling, creator of the Twilight Zone and an insightful commentator on human nature, once observed, “We’re developing a new citizenry. One that will be very selective about cereals and automobiles, but won’t be able to think.”

    Indeed, not only are we developing a new citizenry incapable of thinking for themselves, we’re also instilling in them a complete and utter reliance on the government and its corporate partners to do everything for them—tell them what to eat, what to wear, how to think, what to believe, how long to sleep, who to vote for, whom to associate with, and on and on.

    In this way, we have created a welfare state, a nanny state, a police state, a surveillance state, an electronic concentration camp—call it what you will, the meaning is the same: in our quest for less personal responsibility, a greater sense of security, and no burdensome obligations to each other or to future generations, we have created a society in which we have no true freedom.

    Government surveillance, police abuse, SWAT team raids, economic instability, asset forfeiture schemes, pork barrel legislation, militarized police, drones, endless wars, private prisons, involuntary detentions, biometrics databases, free speech zones, etc.: these are mile markers on the road to a fascist state where citizens are treated like cattle, to be branded and eventually led to the slaughterhouse.

    If there is any hope to be found it will be found in local, grassroots activism. In the words of Martin Luther King Jr., it’s time for “militant nonviolent resistance.”

    First, however, Americans must break free of the apathy-inducing turpor of politics, entertainment spectacles and manufactured news. Only once we are free of the chains that bind us—or to be more exact, the chains that “blind” us—can we become actively aware of the injustices taking place around us and demand freedom of our oppressors.

    SOURCE: The Rutherford Institute, August 2015

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  • GeneticPsychosMom (Tina) 12:56 on August 22, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    America: The New Germany and Trump: The New Hitler 

    Trump the New Hitler  Adolf Hitler manipulated and emboldened his country with hate, by making a common enemy of the Jews. Donald Trump is calling Americans to turn on each other by taking away birthright. It’s a strategy that appears to be working with the ignorant and the uneducated and the misguided. The people want change and they will reach for the low-hanging fruit. What comes next? Deportation is too costly, so then: here come the Mexican concentration camps. The United States of America is being taken over by morons, and all of the good people will just stand by and let it happen.

    The question is: Why are people so focused on immigrants? They are the least of our problems. The hateful propaganda against poor immigrants is being heavily reported on by the brainwashing news media. We have bigger problems with government corruption wasting billions on corporate welfare and loopholes that allow corporations to skip out on taxes. Overspending is rampant in the military industrial complex which only serves to make weapons manufacturers richer through never-ending war-mongering. The real problems with our budget are not making headlines on the major news networks.

    Military spending is already 70% of the discretionary budget…The United States spends $786.6 billion on its defense. The U.S. military budget is greater than those of the next 10 largest spenders combined. The second biggest spender, China, only spent $188 billion and Russia, spent just $87.8 billion. Our greatest ally, UK,  spent  $57.9 billion — less than 10% of what the United States did. Many of our allies are enjoying the benefits of a safer world at our expense. (Source: SPIRI, Trends in World Military Expenditure, 2013)

    Myth: Military spending creates jobs.

    Fact: Defense spending is not the best way to create jobs. A UMass-Amherst study found that $1 billion in military spending created 8,555 jobs. The same amount spent on public transit created 19,795 construction jobs. For more, see Unemployment Solutions.

    Donald Trump is only one example of how psychopathic ideals have the loudest voices and have taken control. The world will grow tired of our superiority complex and will turn against our Nazi-like regime.

    Will we nuke every country on Planet Earth in order to maintain our dictatorship? How do we get to a place of peace and tolerance? How do we become the world leaders in justice and democracy? We are setting a poor example, and we are falling to our doom.

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    • RC 13:21 on August 22, 2015 Permalink | Reply

    • warriormomcolgist 15:41 on August 22, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      The mass effect, and you know what else is shared by Hitler and trump both are rich guys that have won a part of their personal fortune by using the system in place.

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    • Ichthyic 06:12 on August 23, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      this explains everything. really.

      http://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~altemey/

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    • Oleta Shafto 05:07 on August 24, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for sharing your view I found it verying interesting.

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    • Andrew 19:08 on December 26, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Is that right?
      Other countries jail those who cross the border illegally, we give them free food, housing jobs and medical care, and in fact, prioritize them over the citizens who reside here. The mayor of Arizona has been personally sued for enforcing immigration law that is current the law of the land, the same laws that the government refuses to enforce. Apparently we should be the world’s welcome mat, at least the bought politicians of the left and the mainstream right would have us do that, as would the pathetic Angela Merkel , no matter how many of her refugees commit horrific crimes on the people whose bad deed was to give them a place to stay.
      Our politicians pass laws that make it hard for people who live here to either start business, or keep operating businesses, by enforcing hiring quotas, as opposed to hiring those who can best do the job, in fact, they are now mandating that you also hire people without checking their immigration papers(recently in Colorado)
      It is the laws passed by our politicians that destroyed the industries that we had in this country since the 80s, and Bill Clinton passed the majority of those laws. But the democrats control the media so you will not hear a mention of that.
      It is Obama Care, which was opposed by at least a majority of people, that has contributed in people being denied full-time work, since no business wants to give free money to insurance companies for no care, which is what happens with Obama Care.
      It’s Obama who gave Iran 400 Million Dollars in contravention of our laws against paying ransom for American Ransom. It’s our politicians who have passed laws that enable goods to be imported here without any kind of taxes on them, while not insisting that some fairness in trade practises be enacted. How do you have a trade deal that we are not benefitting from?

      The list of the treasonable acts of our politicians in the last 20 years alone is so long, I could write a whole book about it, and I doubt I could scratch even the surface. Treason is when you trust someone to do a job, and instead of doing that job, they make you believe they are doing that, but they are actually doing the exact opposite.

      Thus, you have been paying social security all your life, and when you retire, your money is gone. The government wants to do away with medicare, but you are still getting it deducted off your paycheck. This goes on and on and on.

      This is what I see. This is what the citizens of this country, those who do not live in the western coast, those who have been denied a voice by their politicians in Europe, see. This is what the mainstream media does not say.

      I am not very surprised that there is a big stress on togetherness and empathy and the like. If you started stressing that people look at the facts, the whole situation would get extremely aggravating and even the “liberals” might get up and whole show would blow up. Hey, let’s all suffer together, love one another in suffering. Only a “psychopath” would want to be logical about the world around them and insist that it functions in an orderly manner, that everyone has a chance to excel, that the government must not waste tax-payer money, and only those who know what they are doing should be allowed on a government post.

      Every government post runs on people who work in the private sector. Which means that when government makes it hard for people to get a job, it will not create jobs in the private sector, or cut government jobs, it will just put more taxes on the tax payer, more fees, more tickets. See where this leads? The more corrupt the government, the worse it is for the tax payer. They have higher taxes, and less ability to pay them.
      But what is corruptness exactly? It is lack of competence that is actually destructive in nature. The institution takes actions as though it’s competent, even when it is not. The result is hardship imposed on the receiving end. That is what barbarism is, when you look at it the simple way.

      Things are exactly what they are. two plus two always equals four, if you are solving a math question. When you don’t get the results that you were looking for, you should question the data and the methods. I hope one day Tina, you will take faith in humanity and, instead of picking a party to attack/deny, you pick a side to suppport. When the day comes and you do that, I will take a minor solace on that.

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