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  • Jerry Caskey 13:15 on September 24, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    A Saying That Has Become Reality 

    “We are fast approaching the stage of ultimate inversion: the stage where government is free to do as it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission.” – Ayn Rand

     
    • insanitybytes22 13:19 on September 24, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Yep, disturbing but true.

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    • Human 13:54 on September 24, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Jerry,

      Without substantiation, your statement is nothing but a bizarre expression of paranoid sentiment.

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    • Anonymous 14:50 on September 24, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      How much of “Of the people, for the people, and by the people” do you think still exist

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    • alpheuswilliams 17:14 on September 29, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      I would suggest that government does nothing without corporate permission. Government currently serves the Corporate Oligarchy and not the people. The collusion of government and the corporate state pretty much describes the Mussolini Fascist Utopia, a paradise for the privileged few and a living hell for the rest.

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    • James 22:37 on September 30, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Jerry speaks the truth!

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    • Amaterasu Solar 09:58 on October 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Whether truly an Ayn quote or not, the content stands alone. I ask why We take that whole system seriously, given that it promotes psychopathic bullies? We can do so much better.

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  • Jerry Caskey 07:42 on February 15, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    I believe this blog is a very good learning tool. It has opened my eyes to watch for traits that I never associated with an emotional disorder. The thing that bothers me, is the fact that I have posted three thoughts and every one of them has been turned into some emotional evaluation of me as a person. Seems funny to me that we can’t discuss what my thought was, instead of “why” iI had the thought. A discussion between differing points of view leads to one of four things::1) you teach someone something; 2) you learn something form someone, 3) you agree to disagree; or 4) you get into a fight. I prefer the first three options over the fourth. Seems to me that someone who is unwilling to consider another person thoughts could easily fall into the the emotional category that this blog is trying to discuss, but again, I could be wrong, just like everyone else.

     
    • GeneticPsycho 08:17 on February 15, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Are you asking for commentary? My view: I also read your posts at your personal blog. The superb points that you are trying to make in your articles are often clouded by your insertion of some unnecessary hateful statement. The hate becomes the focal point. In addition, your comments/responses sound like you’re drunk. Maybe you aren’t a psychopath, but did you grow up around them? People who have grown up with them will unknowingly assume their habits.

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      • Jerry Caskey 12:35 on February 15, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        What I write about in my personal blog does contain some hatred. Hatred of what has been done and is being done to our nation. I do not hate the people, but I can hate what they do. If they lie, deceive, hide things, cover up things I have every right to hate that. It does not mean I hate the person. As far as I know Obama is a good father, and good husband, a good friend, and a person who enjoys life. I also think he has a perverted view of how our nation should function. Instead of refining what is not working to his liking, he is dead set on his “transformation” and will not stop to realize the consequences of his action, because he is so sure he alone knows what it best. If I can’t hate that then I’m just left with quietly disagreeing with someone who will not yield his point – and that accomplishes nothing. I believe it will take anger/hate to galvanize enough people to make a difference. Chamberland’s approach to Hitler didn’t turn out so well before WW II, and Pearl Harbor was meet with anger and hate for what was done. Once we won, we didn’t keep hating Germans or the Japanese.

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    • Human 11:17 on February 15, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      You are totally off base, starting with referring to psychopathy as an “emotional disorder.” It is clear that you don’t like intelligent, knowledgable responses or challenges to your mindless banter, but you are looking for fault in the wrong place. Inability to substantiate your claims, hate mongering, an abundance of logical fallacies, entitlement over what other people discuss, and attempts to censor views that don’t appeal to you add up to appallingly poor reasoning skills and lack of intellectual integrity. You are blind to these things, but many of your readers see them clearly and you can expect some of us to respond with objections and counter-arguments. Attempts to vilify any such respondent only makes you look worse.

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      • Jerry Caskey 12:18 on February 15, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        Your first 5 words were great and looked like you might explain why they were said, but everything after those 5 words had nothing whatsoever to do with what I said. I presume many of the readers will see clearly that you never indulge in vilifying anyone. Seems like I am guilty of: hate mongering, have an abundance of logical fallacies, have entitlement over what others discuss, attempt to censor views, appallingly poor reasoning skills and no intellectual integrity. I posted a message. Your comment ignored the message and devoted your response to the messenger. I guess us poor old folks who just want to learn something should just shut up and let the experts tell us what to think and how to act. Come to think of it, that seems to be the very problem this blog is trying to get resolved. Our elected officials seem to have the same attitude as you do. No offense intended, just an observation from a hate mongering, logical fallacies, entitlement over others, censor views, poor reasoning skills, and no intellectual integrity guy.

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    • GemGirl 17:48 on February 15, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Jerry wrote about his concerns, saying he has “hatred of what has been done and is being done to our nation.”

      Your blinders show clearly when you just focus on recent years — as if historical events have no bearing on the present.

      The damage to this nation occurred over time in increments, throughout history, beginning with the killing and displacement of Native Americans and enslavement of African Americans. Until there are reparations and other forms of healing with systemic reforms, America will go in circles.

      It continues through ongoing systemic racism and sexism that attempts to promote and support the false ideology of white and male superiority. That’s why so many incompetent people are in positions doing damage — they get credibility based on race and gender but lack adequate empathy as a result of viewing themselves as the only important human beings in the world, the only ones who matter.

      Ideology constitutes psychological and spiritual violence when it goes against nature and that which honor spirit and the natural world.

      This is where the roots of sociopathy can be traced — false ideology imposed on the masses, with incompetent people in positions of authority who used propaganda and violence to keep people in fear and compliance.

      There is a Native American concept known as “Wetiko.” It refers to cannibalism that attempts to devour and destroy human life by damaging others mentally, psychologically, spiritually and physically. Native American philosopher Jack D. Forbes wrote that wetiko is a reference to the lack of morality and values of the western ‘civilized’ man embodied by Europeans like Christopher Columbus. This morality represented insanity to original inhabitants of America who lived in harmony with nature and the land, and had strong connection to the spirit. Natives attributed wetiko to the greed and materialism that causes severe harm and results in deprivation, disrespect and threats to others’ survival that extend to systemic genocide.

      Get out of yourself for a change, Jerry. The world does not revolve around you. If you don’t know your own limitations, your real strengths will not serve this world for the better since you can only see your own preferences and references.

      Hatred is sometimes legitimate but it is mostly an existential wasteland, often displaced and misdirected for the purpose of scapegoating the wrong people, since you cannot bear to face the real culprits of chaos.
      What would happen if you dared to hate extremist white males who look like you, who are obstructing progress for this beautiful nation?

      Racism and sexism are forms of violence against entire groups of people due to systemic oppression imposed by those who seek to control and destroy others.

      The extremist white males in power who seek to disempower women and people of color collectively behave like sociopaths — whether they are sociopaths or not. Many of them lack basic maturity and should not be in positions responsible for the welfare of diverse human beings.

      If you cannot make these connections on a macro level, the micro and minor stuff makes no sense due to lacking context.

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  • Jerry Caskey 05:59 on February 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Avoid The Utterly Useless Venture 

    One of the characteristics of a psychopath is the inability to admit they are wrong, or that they made a mistake. Another characteristic is the uncanny ability to win any argument that is presented against them, or at least they perceive themselves as winning no matter what the outcome may be. An argument is a challenge to their identity because part of their identity is that they know they can not be wrong or make a mistake. If that sounds like a regenerative circle, then you can see how disagreeing with a psychopath can be an utterly useless venture.

    One of the problems with having a psychopath elected to public office is the combination of the two characteristics mentioned above. As long as they make decisions that do no harm, their personality disorder is of no consequence, and this does happen quite often. Doing what makes the general public they serve happy and content helps them keep their power and control, so they will jump on every opportunity to implement something that really doesn’t matter to them. The true problem with an elected psychopath is when they have a belief that is in opposition to the belief held by the majority of the people they serve. The public will give a push back on the idea, and that becomes an argument to the psychopath. As shown above, you should already know how the perceived argument is going to be handled – all hands on deck to defeat the enemy. And “all hands” does mean all hands. Elected officials have a staff, and their staff is hand picked to insure they are the faithful followers who will implement any order given them till the death.

    A member of Congress who is a psychopath can have an impact on how the country is run, but the eight hundred pound gorilla is the room is the President. He not only has a staff, he has an entire administration, and the appointed heads of the various departments and agencies are the hand picked faithful followers who will follow the orders from above without question or push back. Now you have a machine that can roll over the values and principles our nation was founded upon to implement the personal belief of one person. Our current administration is a glowing example of this, and while not unique from other administrations headed by psychopaths, the astounding thing to me is the degree they are operating in the open with what they are doing. There is an attitude that no matter what action is taken, there is nothing anyone can do, so do anything you want. Most previous administrations at least worked at hiding what they were doing. Like I said, the current Administration is not unique, but I feel it should be used as a learning tool to show people what happens when you elect a psychopath, and you can’t do that until the people learn the characteristics of a psychopath. The education of the public is the only answer. The psychopath is a psychopath and their are no words or actions that will cause them to change, Their disorder is just as much a part of their identity as the color of their eyes. We just have to prevent them from getting what they are driven to have – power and control.

    The title to this post is “Avoid The Utterly Useless Venture”. The only way you can avoid the venture is to elect well balanced individuals that can be trusted to govern in a manner that is consistent with the values and principles of our nation. Those values are what made the United States what it is, but unless they are maintained by succeeding generations, the country we have always been will no longer exist. It will not go away, it will just not be what it was designed to be. Based on the impact our nation has had on the world, that would be a significant loss and I fear what would take our place.

     
    • Human 09:44 on February 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      In the absence substantiating evidence, labeling the President of The United States—or anyone else—a psychopath is nothing but a hate mongering insult. Got any?

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      • GeneticPsycho 10:38 on February 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        I would offer that anyone who is recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize, and yet continues on the military offensive without remorse, is a psychopath.

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        • Jerry Caskey 12:44 on February 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks. Like I said, you can’t win a disagreement with a psychopath and evidently you are not allowed to have yoyr on opinion with hard and cold evidence, which means it’s not an opinion – it is a fact. I am unaware of how one lives life based on absolutely nothing but facts, because opinions are what leads to the development of facts. But hey, I’m just a guy who thinks about things, and I could be wrong.

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          • Human 12:57 on February 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply

            I ask you to substantiate your allegation and you respond with word salad. Telling!

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        • Human 13:00 on February 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply

          Your diagnostic approach is novel. Why bother with MRIs or Hare’s checklist if it’s that easy?

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          • Human 13:02 on February 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply

            (Response to GeneticPsycho)

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          • GeneticPsycho 13:06 on February 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply

            It’s easy for me because I grew up in a family of psychopaths. I know when someone’s actions contradict their words, and can plainly see the underlying void of conscience. This has been my experience for well over 40 years. Anyone outside of my family has no idea what debased level of humanity they are dealing with. Only people in the family know and they think it is real funny.

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

            Let me know when you can schedule the President of the United States for an MRIS and any other test. Until then we all get to guess. I made mine, why not stop arguing something that is not going to be resolved. A non- psychopath is capable of agreeing to disagree when the subject matter is unsettled. Anything else is just needless bickering. Just like last time, this is my final entry. Feel free to get the last word in, if it makes you day.

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          • GeneticPsycho 14:05 on February 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply

            Thank you for acknowledging my innovativeness. From my unique perspective (painful memories) I gladly share with the world my list of red flags so that anyone could identify the psychopaths in their lives:

            10 Habits of Highly Psychopathic People: alt

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        • GemGirl 14:32 on February 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply

          In response to the “I would offer” comment by GeneticPsycho,
          “It’s not that simple” is applicable.

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    • GemGirl 14:25 on February 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Jerry Caskey has gall to diagnose Obama as a psychopath. I am a psychotherapist and I do not publicly diagnose individuals due to not having access to pertinent information to make an accurate determination.

      Caskey’s writing is irresponsible.

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      • GeneticPsycho 01:14 on February 14, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        Psychopath, a designator for someone who has no conscience, is not a clinical diagnosis by Caskey. Jerry’s non-medical opinion is that Obama should be designated as such. It is up to lay people to recognize the lack of conscience in their fellow humans, if people would simply pay attention properly. It doesn’t require a college education, since psychopathy is not as scary and mysterious as most people are made to believe.

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      • Jerry Caskey 17:12 on February 14, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        So us uneducated dumbbells are not even entitled to an opinion. Strange attitude from a “professional”, but I am just an uneducated dumbbell with 72 years of dealing with the world, and the many different type people who live in it. Seems like the “professionals” were the ones who professed the world was flat at one time. I guess that was based on education and hard facts, surely it could not be an opinion.

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