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  • Jerry Caskey 07:12 on January 29, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Political Psychopaths Are Not Our Only Problem 

    You don’t learn how to spot a psychopath by simply learning their personality traits, because the definition of a psychopath is not a “Yes/No” or a “Is/Is Not” personality disorder. Psychologists and psychiatrists have devised a list of traits for a psychopath, and a person can have none, some, or all of those traits. In other words a psychopathic disorder can exist in varying degrees. When you look carefully at a large percentage of our political leaders, it is very hard to avoid noting that there are a few fall into the “none” group. The majority fall into the “some” group, but our biggest problem is that the politicians that fall into the “All” group are the ones that hold leadership position. Well to be honest, they don’t “hold” a position, they “took” the position. That’s how a psychopath works. They need power and control and it isn’t going to be handed to them, so they devise whatever tactics and schemes are needed to “take” control. But how do you simply “take” control?

    A political psychopath can only “take” control by winning an election, but that means they need a willing accomplice to vote for them. This seems to indicate that we have a check against a psychopath being elected. When you notice that the person is lying, cheating, stealing, or any other tactics that are normal operating procedures for a psychopath, just vote for the other person. Here’s where our second problem enters the fray.

    Every heard a politician say “global warming is going to destroy the earth”, and then notice the multitude of people who then run around like Chicken Little saying “we have to save the earth” – even though the scientific data is still inconclusive. How about “we have to save the bow-legged-brown woodpecker”, and a bunch of people take up roost in trees to prevent them from being cut down – even though extinction has always been a part of life. Some of those people are well balanced individuals who actually believe in the cause, and there are some people who are uninformed. We also have a group that is wired to jump on any bandwagon that strolls by. The last two groups are the psychopathic politician’s “willing accomplice” – the uninformed and the empath, which is a person who emotionally wired to empathize with anything. You mention a problem, and they are more than willing to feel sorry for it. Of course the psychopath doesn’t care one bit about the “supposed” problem they want to “fix”, and it doesn’t matter if the problem has any scientific foundation, they just want the uninformed and the adoring empaths to get on their side so they can garner their vote in the next election. That’s how a psychopath “takes” power and control, the uninformed and the empaths “give” it to them.

    In other words, the sheep (uninformed/empaths) are being preyed upon by wolves (psychopaths) in sheep clothing. We need a sheepdog (a well balanced, well informed, well educated voter) to keep the wolf at bay and protect the sheep from making a potentially fatal mistake. In order to preserve our nation we have to stop solely concentrating on the political psychopath, because they will always be on the stump trying to get power and control. Our only viable option is to out vote the uninformed and empaths that are drawn to the stump by the tactics of a psychopath, by mobilizing enough sheepdogs to influence the outcome of elections. While you can educate the uninformed to reduce the impact of their problem, you will never change the psychopathic politician or the empath, your only option is to out vote them.

     
    • GeneticPsycho 10:16 on January 29, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Psychopaths do not come in degrees, either you have a conscience or you don’t. It is a neurological condition. In the past, psychopathy was approximated by the traits. The old checklists are based on personality cues, and the personality is their choice. The underlying void of conscience is the problem, not the measurement of appearing to fit in with society.

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    • Jerry Caskey 10:38 on January 29, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      I agree with you completely. A psychopath is a psychopath is a psychopath. But the manipulative nature of a psychopath is to hide the fact that they are psychopathic. I was referring to the degree they can pull the wool over someone’s eyes. Some are better actors than others, but if you are aware of the various traits of the disorder, they can not hide completely. I should have picked a better description.

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      • GeneticPsycho 10:56 on January 29, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        Psychopaths are habitual. It is possible to spot all of them no matter what their acting ability. For example, they are contrary by nature. They very often contradict themselves. Spot a psychopath by their dysfunctional habits, not their personality traits. http://www.facebook.com/notes/psychopathy-genetics/how-to-spot-a-pro-social-psychopath/781795738538803

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        • Jerry Caskey 11:14 on January 29, 2015 Permalink | Reply

          Maybe for a lot of people it is possible to spot a psychopath, but I hope you agree that there are a lot of uninformed and uneducated people who are either not capable of spotting them, or just aren’t involved enough to try to spot them. Those are the very people the nature of the psychopath can work on, and have been working on. If everyone was capable of spotting them, we would not have any of them in office.

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    • nowve666 18:21 on November 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      I’m curious. You two don’t want us in public office. You don’t want us in corporations or banks. Where would you have us work?

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      • @GeneticPsycho (Tina) 07:06 on November 14, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        If the day comes when psychopaths are denied the privilege of holding policy-making positions, because of their emotional blindness, then the psychopath point of view might be useful in an advisory capacity.

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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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    • 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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  • Jerry Caskey 07:25 on January 25, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Psychopaths are not a new breed. They have been around as long as mankind (or womankind) has been around. That means we need to look as history from a different point of view. Recently reading the history of Islam and see that the world in the 600 A.D. to 700 A.D. seemed to be dominated by psychopaths. The time period that led up to the root beliefs of Islam need to be studied, for it just might give insight into the mindswet of the Islamic Terrorist the world is dealing with today.

     
    • Gale A. Molinari 07:47 on January 25, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Reblogged this on galesmind and commented:
      These as well as narcissist and sociopaths as well have always been with us. In those times I think we just would have thought of them as evil or just typical for those times. Today with more broad spread education and information we are just becoming more aware of them.

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    • warturoadam77p 08:58 on January 25, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Psychopaths, unfortunately, were also entertainment for kings and nobility in ancient times. We need to be careful, that we aren’t doing the same thing today. No specific accusation intended–just a thought

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      • GeneticPsycho 11:38 on January 25, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        Psychopaths are eternally 5 years old and should not be taken seriously. The problem is with the covert nature of the disorder, they are great actors. Psychopaths are for entertainment purposes only.

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    • GeneticPsycho 11:23 on January 25, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Yes, psychopaths are the ones that have an ingrained need to control others. People in general don’t realize that it is a disorder. Awakening the masses to the fact that the few in power don’t have their best interests at heart seems impossible. Everyone assumes that the leaders are also humans.

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    • Amaterasu Solar 09:19 on January 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Given that most of the “Islamic Terrorist the world is dealing with today” are either fake (like Sandy Hook fake) or Their behavior was fomented by agents provocateurs in service to the psychopaths, I’m thinking that if We take away the tool the psychopaths have (money), We will see very little in the way of “Islamic Terrorists.”

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    • James 18:11 on August 4, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      So you get 1000 tweets for islamophobic hate speech. It’s an achievement, I’ll give you that.

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