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  • GeneticPsychosMom (Tina) 09:04 on September 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Green Criminal Activity 

    trash dumping

    Crime statistics often present a distorted view of crime because they fail to include the large volume and scope of crime and harm that ecological disorganization produces. In short, green criminologists often reference this harm in comparison to traditional ‘street’ crimes that the state records for statistical purposes for crimes such as murder, rape, robbery, assault, larceny and motor vehicle theft. Green crimes easily surpass the volume and number of victims reported in crime statistics that are kept by the state. There are a wide variety of green crimes, and the victims of green crimes include non-traditional victims whom criminologists do not ordinarily examine. In addition to human victims, green crimes also have non-human victims including animals, plants, and ecosystems. Green crimes do not outnumber the crimes reported by the police such as murder, rape, assault, larceny, burglary and motor vehicle theft simply because there are more categories of victims. For instance, green-harms often victimize larger numbers of human victims in a single incident compared with typical street crimes.

    A single green crime may produce hundreds, thousands or even millions of human victims. Some of those victims suffer repeated victimization as green crimes can also unfold over long periods of time and have a duration not typically associated with street crimes. Each of these factors increases the scope, intensity, and numbers of green victimizations, making these forms of victimization quite different from the typical street crime victimization incident. Green harm and crime are important conceptually and theoretically as well because they have the ability to cause forms of ecological damage that change the very nature of the world.

    These green harms can also make the world uninhabitable. Abandoned towns and communities exist because of the health hazards posed by toxic pollutants and other related environmental disasters that are counted among green crimes. In the United States, for example, these locations include: Times Beach, Missouri (due to dioxin pollution); Centralia, Pennsylvania (due to underground mining fires); Love Canal, Niagara Falls, NY (due to widespread disposal of toxic waste); Pitcher, Oklahoma (due to concentrations of lead and zinc pollution); Treece, Kansas (due to lead pollution). These cities, and others around the world, stand as monuments to the tremendous harms green crimes can produce. In addition to these abandoned cities, there are currently 1,163 Superfund sites that are portions of cities, towns, and communities in the United States listed as containing sufficient levels of ground pollution to require remediation.

    The environmental impacts of the international capitalist economy include escalated carbon dioxide pollution and other hazardous pollutants. As some researchers note, corporations fail to consider how their behaviours impact ecological disorganization because they externalize the costs of ecological harms—ecological problems that are produced by corporations become social problems which the government, rather than the private firms that create those problems, must address. This shifts the expense of anti-environmental practices to the state, which must tax citizens to generate the funds for remedies. Corporations benefit from the combination of weak environmental regulations and a pseudo-free market which enables the corporations to externalize costs to the state. This, in turn, facilitates private-sector accumulation by transferring corporate costs to individual tax-payers.

    Exerpts from “IS IT A CRIME TO PRODUCE ECOLOGICAL DISORGANIZATION?” by Michael J. Lynch, Michael A. Long, Kimberly L. Barrett and Paul B. Stretesky. BRIT. J. CRIMINOL. (2013) 53, 997–1016

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    • nowve666 10:26 on September 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I wouldn’t call this “green crime.” Civil disobedience in protest of pollution such as the activists who are trying to stop the pipelines through Native American lands or the disgusting desecration of our marine life committed by BP can be called a green “crime.” Harming the ecology isn’t “green.” I’m not trying to be a word-nazi. But this terminology confused me until I read the whole article.

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    • Narcissism alert 00:42 on September 27, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      It is a green crime because it desecrates God’s green earth. It is another example of how laws have to be toughened in every arena to stop sociopaths from befouling everything sacred and important to the livelihood and sustainability of others. If not, they always game the system.

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  • GeneticPsychosMom (Tina) 09:37 on September 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    What Would a Psychopath Do? Here are Five Things 

    Dead EndPsychopaths are predators without empathy. They don’t care. Psychopaths have a pattern of meanness and manipulation. They use their prodigious charisma, boldness and ability to stay calm in situations that would stress out or upset most people to manipulate, dominate, exploit and get over on their victims.

    Psychopaths engage in predatory behavior for fun, because it gives their lives meaning– they feel superior, which feeds into the narcissistic personality disorder that most psychopaths comorbidly experience.

    Psychopaths win at all costs. Well, the successful ones win doing anything that they can get away with. And psychopaths tend to be loners, or to get into profoundly dysfunctional, abusive relationships. There are psychologists who specialize in helping victims of psychopathic relationships.

    So, reading the rantings of one psychopath, I started wondering: if psychopaths could change the rules to their benefit, what would they do? Here are a few ways that you might expect psychopaths to try to shape the culture, the narrative and the rules.

    1- The first thing they’d do is to attack rules and regulations that require people to be civil, honest, ethical, fair and respectful to all others. They would attack the rules and regulations by attempting to characterized them negatively. They would use their charm and ability to lie with a straight face to persuade people that rules and regulations were designed to take away their freedom, to allow government to make more money, to take money away from hard working people.

    2- Next, they’d create a cult of individualism, extolling the rights of a person to live as an individual, with the freedoms to be an individual. Think Ayn Rand– her characters and followers. This is a manifestation of narcissism, distorted to look like something special. It’s not. Humans evolved as members of small communities and groups. That is the natural way that humans have lived for hundreds of thousands, even millions of years, if you include our predecessors.

    3- They’ll sell the “I Did It On My Own” Story. Being loners and narcissists who want to get all the credit, who believe that they are the best in the world, Psychopaths would do all they could to sell the narrative that people make it on their own, that the idea that government or the commons, or social networks or social safety nets make a difference. They would mock people who suggest that it takes a village, or that millionaires made their millions with the help of the society around them.

    4- Oppose Democracy, Fair, Honest Voting and voting rights for all. Psychopaths may love hierarchy and the domination associated with it. They love the challenge of rising to the top and the game of getting there. Democracy is an inconvenience that can create an egalitarian environment of fair play and just rules. That’s no fun. Psychopaths would love to see those kinds of inconveniences done away with. So they’ll try to muck up the voting system, try to take away direct representation and direct elections. They’ll rig the system — think gerrymandering– and yes, both major parties do it. It’s bi-partisan. They’ll change the rules so that they give extra advantage to those with extra power and money, especially to those who will cheat. And they’ll do all they can to take away the right to vote, especially people who will oppose their selfish interests.

    5- Damage the Environment: Psychopaths, being self-centered and narcissistic, and not caring about laws or rules or consequences or other people are going to be more likely to abuse and damage the environment. Who cares if the water is polluted downstream as long as the psychopath can buy bottled water for his or her mansion? Who cares if climate change will disrupt the lives of billions and cost trillions if there’s a profit to be made?

    I’m not saying that anyone who advocates for the kinds of changes and policies that I speculate psychopaths would want is a psychopath. The more I learn about psychopathy the more it becomes clear to me that there is a psychopathy continuum– some people have some of the traits and some people have more of the traits. But if it walks like a duck and looks like a duck…

    What would YOU predict a psychopath would do, in terms of behaviors that we see nowadays?

    Excerpt from “What Would a Psychopath Do? Here are Five Things” by Rob Kall, May 2014

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    • anjiandmatt 10:33 on September 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      pretty much our reality huh?..

      shame, because we could be so much more…

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    • nowve666 10:44 on September 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      You are describing right-wing politicians. James Fallon is a libertarian which seems like the political philosophy tailor made for psychopaths. But in a forum for psychopaths I was on someone asked everyone to weigh in with their political beliefs and people were all over the charts politically. I agree that most politicians are psychopaths or narcissists, many espouse progressive ideas. But what they deliver is more of the same. Look at Obama. I think their political positions are determined by what demographic they are going after. Their only political position is wanting to win. But eliminating psychopaths and narcs would leave us with no government. These are the only kind of people who win elections and/or work that hard to win. I just vote for whoever promises are closest to my own views and hope he makes good on some promises.

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    • James 11:13 on September 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Here’s one psychopath who voted for Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour Party leadership elections. And yes, those elections are only open to Labour Party members and supporters.

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    • nowve666 12:12 on September 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      I’m voting for Bernie Sanders. I voted for Obama in ’08 but not on ’12.

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      • Amaterasu Solar 16:09 on September 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        Heh. The corporation, THE UNITED STATES, masquerading as “Our” controlmind, is NOT going to let Us choose Their CEO. “Voting” is to give You the illusion You are in control. Just saying.

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    • Amaterasu Solar 16:17 on September 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      I would argue most of those on that list. Most of the rules and regulations are created by psychopaths to protect Their interests… Only the three Laws of Ethics (which are the ONLY Laws, and are not rules and regulations) need apply. I am a staunch Individualist, believing We ALL should be free under the three Laws of Ethics. And I oppose “voting” because it is giving consent to a system that promotes psychopaths, and oppose democracy as it is mob rule (I support Ethical Consensus).

      I do support organics, thoughtful development, and stewardship of Our planet.

      But I am surely NOT a psychopath despite all there that I would dispute.

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  • James 11:09 on August 10, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Psychopaths are awesome / psychopaths are terrible 

    This week, I encountered two different (and ostensibly opposing) views of psychopathy. More specifically, they both relate to psychopaths’ quality of life, and they both touch on a previous post of mine. One is largely critical and pitying, the other very positive and pro-active. I have nothing much to add, except to say that I think both views are correct, and offer you the reader an insight into the wider spectrum of psychopathy.

    First, the bad, written to me by Positivagirl:

    I have never had a problem with sociopaths writing commenting on this site. The blog was called dating a sociopath for a reason. As that was what it was about. I am not one for silencing anyone’s point of view or freedom of speech. In fact I think that you can learn a lot when sociopaths comment. I think. As you are so obvious. (or you are to me) – probably lots of other people too. I don’t think that socio’s should be living on a remote island. I just wish that they didn’t use what they do have, to cause harm to others. As there is no need for that. From my point of view, I think that sociopathy is a disadvantage in life. You go round in circles, struggle with boredom. Life doesn’t really move forward. So there is little reward. Personally I think its a disability. Although I am sure that you don’t see It like that. Imagine being a ‘label’ or having the same personality traits as so many other people, that people can write about you? What I do think is a shame, is that there is a lack of support for sociopaths, not all want that, many think they don’t need that. But there are quite a few, that find it a negative. It must be hard to keep having to start again. I would find that difficult. I lived in the sociopaths life, for many years. We had some amazing times together – but he always had to destroy everything, not if – but when. He always would make things that were good – bad. For that, I do feel for you. I think its a disability. Internally I think you are weaker – which is why you need others to live off of. Like a child trapped in a grown ups body.

    And let’s end with the good, written by a self-proclaimed psychopath in response to a Yahoo Answers survey of mine*:

    You are being unimaginative and therefore failing to see the great opportunity here for a personal salvation. I am also a psychopath; was raised to it. A psychopath needs to be creative and intelligent and look a little further down the road than just the end of his nose, and longer than just at the short-term. If you really want a good life in this world and salvation in the next, you need to look at the strengths which being a psychopath gives you, to manipulate and change things. Instead of simply short-term manipulations in the moment, think about long-term goals such as the planet you live on being less polluted. Also reducing crime so that you yourself will be safer, thus increasing your own odds of survival. You have good reason to make this world a better place: You live in it. If you follow this line of thinking to its logical conclusion, you will find a very good path to salvation. You are more effective than an ordinary person would be at manipulating world events, so see the strength of being a psychopath. For instance, right now your very existence is threatened by this Iran nuclear “deal” which is really no “deal” at all, and I’ll just bet that, as a psychopath, you could figure out a way to stop it and reverse this trend of giving our physical survival over to our enemies. You can also find reasons to get along with a few people in order to create a nurturing home environment for yourself where your meals will be fixed and your laundry get done by devoted people who genuinely care about you and will nurse you when you are sick, look out for you and help protect your interests, et cetera. Being a psychopath is a challenge but it is also a great opportunity to design the best sort of life that any human being can have.

    *More on that another time.

    On a semi-related note, those of you with a sense of humour should check out Peep Show, a hilariously funny sitcom about two deadbeat losers, one of whom is a psychopath completely of the mold outlined by Positivagirl.

     
    • Frances Nowve 14:30 on August 11, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Great topic. If you want some more ammo for the Psychopaths are Awesome, try http://www.kiasherosjourney.com/psychopathy.html

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      • James 11:38 on August 12, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        I’ve actually read the damn thing now, Frances, and it’s good. Really good. I’ve often wondered what an older psychopath would sound like and the answer is “wise”. Let me ask you a question, what do you think of Professor Dumbledore as a psychopath? One who has chosen the ‘good’ (which of course he changes the definition of throughout his life), as in your article.

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        • Frances Nowve 16:10 on August 12, 2015 Permalink | Reply

          Well Dumbledore was into that whole “for the greater good” thing. But he broke with Grindelwald when his sister died. I think he probably was a narc and Grindelwald a psychopath. Both were totally grandiose but Dumbledore was more inclined to be the great benefactor and Grindelwald more into the power of their great plans. Dumbledore drew back from his grandiose plans when he saw someone get hurt. He refused to become Minister of Magic because he no longer thought he could be trusted with great power. He showed remorse there. But I think he made a great narc. Lots of narcissistic supply as headmaster of Hogwarts.

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          • James 16:25 on August 12, 2015 Permalink | Reply

            Yes, and of course he played out his desire for power on a smaller scale, with the school in general, but more particularly with Harry, Snape and Fudge, even Voldemort I suppose was like a fun chess game. I can see him not being overly concerned with how ‘evil’ Grindelwald and Voldy were; he only acted against them when he thought his interests (his status as most powerful wizard in Britain / Europe) threatened.

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