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  • Tina (GeneticPsychosMom) 15:32 on April 28, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    America: Land of the Thief, Home of the Slave |Welcome to the Oligarch Recovery 

    “When they first come in my door in the morning, the first thing I do is an inventory of immediate needs: Did you eat? Are you clean? A big part of my job is making them feel safe,” said Sonya Romero-Smith, a veteran teacher at Lew Wallace Elementary School in Albuquerque. Fourteen of her 18 kindergartners are eligible for free lunches.

    She helps them clean up with bathroom wipes and toothbrushes, and she stocks a drawer with clean socks, underwear, pants and shoes.

    From the Washington Post article: Majority of U.S. Public School Students are in Poverty

    It’s a recovery so lopsided only Timothy Geithner or an oligarch could love it. Since 2008, U.S. economic policy has concentrated on funneling as much money as possible to billionaires, keeping the poor alive and submissive through government programs, and squeezing the middle class to death while at the same time holding out the carrot of hope that things will return to how they were before (they won’t).

    The latest evidence of this monumental cultural theft was highlighted yesterday in the Washington Post. Here are a few excerpts:

    For the first time in at least 50 years, a majority of U.S. public school students come from low-income families, according to a new analysis of 2013 federal data, a statistic that has profound implications for the nation.

    The Southern Education Foundation reports that 51 percent of students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade in the 2012-2013 school year were eligible for the federal program that provides free and reduced-price lunches. The lunch program is a rough proxy for poverty, but the explosion in the number of needy children in the nation’s public classrooms is a recent phenomenon that has been gaining attention among educators, public officials and researchers.

    A “recent phenomenon.” Call me crazy, but that isn’t what you’d expect five years into a so-called economic recovery.

    “We’ve all known this was the trend, that we would get to a majority, but it’s here sooner rather than later,” said Michael A. Rebell of the Campaign for Educational Equity at Teachers College at Columbia University, noting that the poverty rate has been increasing even as the economy has improved. “A lot of people at the top are doing much better, but the people at the bottom are not doing better at all. Those are the people who have the most children and send their children to public school.”

    Again, this isn’t a economic recovery, it is theft. Until we can admit to ourselves what the idiots and thieves in power have done, nothing will change.

    “When they first come in my door in the morning, the first thing I do is an inventory of immediate needs: Did you eat? Are you clean? A big part of my job is making them feel safe,” said Sonya Romero-Smith, a veteran teacher at Lew Wallace Elementary School in Albuquerque. Fourteen of her 18 kindergartners are eligible for free lunches.

    She helps them clean up with bathroom wipes and toothbrushes, and she stocks a drawer with clean socks, underwear, pants and shoes.

    America: Land of the Thief, Home of the Slave.

    Excerpt from Welcome to the Oligarch Recovery – Majority of Public School Students are in Poverty for First Time in 50 Years by Michael Krieger


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    • James 16:04 on April 28, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Fuck the rich.

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      • Amaterasu Solar 22:18 on April 30, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        Or let Us ALL be rich. This planet has plenty and could blossom under sane and not psychopathic care. Presently We have far too much evidence of psychopathic choices being made, from GMO’s loosed without everyOne’s informed consent, all the nanoparticulates of toxic metals along with biologics being sprayed upon Us without that same consent, fake “news” at all times – Baltimore? Give Me a break! – and all the push to stamp down on Humanity.

        So, what if We used the three things We now have that We didn’t ever in history, that make it possible to put down the accounting for Our energy (money system)? (Well, at least the history We are given…) Robotics, the interweb, and free energy. Yes, I know personally that electrogravitics drew energy from the aether along with offering gravity control. It’s been in black projects since the 1950’s. Energy from the aether is clean, free, available anywhere 24/7 energy.

        What stops Us from sharing awareness that We CAN choose to do things a whole lot better than We are doing them now.

        Withdraw consent from systems that promote psychopaths to power.

        How to Withdraw Consent

        T.A.P. – You’re It!

        On Twitter @AmaterasuSolar

        “Revolution in ideas, not blood.”


        “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 ONLY tool They use is money, and I say We can put that down and pick up far better tools.”
        “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?”
        “If You want peace, take the PROFIT out of war.”


  • Tina (GeneticPsychosMom) 09:24 on March 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Psychopathy and Politics 

    Excerpt from December 26, 2014 American Thinker

    Early in my career I worked for two military officers and soon after for two industrial managers, all four of whom I thought must be seriously crazy.  Each of them was threatening and erratic, and created massive personnel turnover within their units, including an uncommon number of demotions, terminations, and serious illnesses.  Regardless, these worthies maintained the confidence of their superiors for a time, though two of them were eventually and abruptly terminated from their positions.  These characters were so far removed from my normal experience that they have significantly defined my life — led me to further my education, wrote a book (long outdated), gave seminars, and did major study and research with most of it outside conventional channels.

    It took me thirty years to discover that my four crazy bosses were in fact psychopaths, and I now have professional confirmation that I worked for four different psychopath-type personalities.  Psychopathy was largely unrecognized and was poorly understood when I first observed the phenomenon, and it is poorly understood now, forty-nine years later.  Only the Federal Bureau of Investigation, of all the government entities, fully understands and utilizes psychopathy, and then only in regards to criminal cases.

    Psychopathy as a psychological discipline concentrates on the behaviors and misbehaviors of personalities; psychopathy is one of several personality disorders, as opposed to thinking disorders (psychoses) and mood disorders (depression, bi-polar).  These three disorder types are often confused with one another.  The major characteristics of psychopaths are a pathological need for control over other people, coupled with a total absence of conscience.  Psychopaths have been characterized as bold, disinhibited, and mean, though psychopaths typically adopt attractive, charismatic, but fake personas for use when they want to impress someone in particular, such as a new girlfriend, upper management, or voters.  Bullying is a common description of a psychopath when he is not on his best behavior.

    Psychopaths operate on all scales from families and local communities to nation-states.  There has been remarkably little comment on totalitarian dictators as psychopaths, though totalitarian dictators have the same corrupt and destructive characteristics as local psychopaths who operate on a smaller scale.  Slavery and colonialism are manifestations of psychopathic-type control on a national or international scale, and are recently prevalent in psychopathic national systems today.

    Psychopathy is the most destructive of the mental disorders, but the initial clinical description of psychopathy, by Dr. Hervey Cleckley in 1941, was little noted at the time and had almost no immediate effect.  Psychopaths hide in plain sight, and it is difficult for an untrained or inexperienced person to identify a psychopath due to the fake-but-charming personas that psychopaths adopt.  Psychopathy finally gained large-scale public attention as a result of a series of serial murder psychopaths in the 1970s (Robert Maudsley, Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, Dean Corll) and serial-murder psychopaths have largely defined the popular image of psychopathy for the past forty years.

    That was not what Dr. Cleckley said; Dr. Cleckley and his principal follower, Dr. Robert Hare, said that anyone may be a psychopath, usually as a result of random hereditary or traumatic damage to the prefrontal cortex of the brain, sometimes aggravated by childhood abuse or neglect.  Psychopaths have the same random physical and mental attributes and shortcomings as the general population, plus psychopathy.  Psychopaths are often subject to co-morbidities such as substance abuse and kleptomania, but this is true of many people.  A large minority of convicted criminals is psychopathic, but most are not.  About one percent of all people are psychopathic, and psychopaths selectively choose their victims according to the psychopath’s own capabilities and inclinations.  Consequently, financial psychopaths do not usually commit serial murders, and vice-versa.

    In confirmation of Dr. Cleckley’s expansive definition of psychopathy, there was another group of corporate psychopaths that came to prominence in the 1990s, including Bernie Ebbers at WorldCom and Jeff Skilling at Enron.  Ebbers and Skilling both destroyed their own major corporations, damaged thousands of careers, destroyed billions of dollars of corporate value, and went to prison for fraud after being formally assessed as psychopaths.  My last job was an engineering project manager within an Enron company.  My point is not so much that I was privileged to have observed so many psychopaths, but that psychopaths are uncommonly common and are largely unrecognized until too late, even by, or especially by, senior managers, due to the psychopath’s charismatic mask.

    Psychopaths are rational and typically have a normal range of mental faculties, good, bad, or indifferent, but are lacking in conscience.  Virtually all known serial murder psychopaths and many mass murdering psychopathic dictators were abused or neglected as children, Stalin, Hitler, Mao, and Saddam Hussein included.  No totalitarian dictator except Stalin has been professionally determined to be psychopathic (by Dr. Andrew Łobaczewski of Poland, see below).  Psychopaths are defined by Narcissistic Personality Disorder and by Anti-Social Personality Disorder, plus criminal tendencies and sexual immaturity.  Marxist, Fascist, Japanese militarist, and militant Islamist dictators certainly fit the criteria for psychopaths, operationally if not clinically.

    Dr. Hare specifically declined to label Saddam Hussein as a psychopath on the grounds that the good doctor had never had the opportunity to formally assess Saddam’s personality traits through personal interviews.  From an operational point of view, when people are being uprooted and being subjected to genocide, a formal psychological assessment of a psychopath may not be necessary or possible.  If control over others is characteristic of psychopaths, mass murder is psychopathic, the same as the serial murderers in the USA in the 1970s.  An aggressive dictator is not only criminal and corrupt but typically meets other psychopathic criteria.  This is important because knowledgeable observers can identify psychopathic traits early.

    On a global scale, there is an historical recurring pattern of stability and growth followed by periods of unrest marked by increased psychopathic behaviors.  These cycles typically run over a period of decades.  Modern psychopathic periods began with Napoleon, followed by Kaiser Bill and Lenin, and then Stalin, Hitler, and Tojo.  A new cohort of psychopaths appear to be now arising which could include Putin, Obama, the hybrid Chinese system, and Erdogan and the various militant Islamic psychopaths.  There is no obvious pattern to these cycles, but Dr. Łobaczewski presented some intriguing ideas in his book Political Ponerology.

    “If there be something that behaves like savagery and boasts of civilization, then there is the devil in it.”  —  G.K. Chesterton

    According to Dr. Łobaczewski, ponerology (from the Greek poneros, meaning evil) is the scientific study of evil.  Working behind the Iron Curtain in often harrowing circumstances, Dr. Łobaczewski and some fellow psychologists were able to follow the work of Dr. Cleckley and Dr. Hare, and added important insights of their own.  Dr. Łobaczewski affirmed the findings of Western psychologists on the subject of clinical psychopathy, and described a much broader context of psychopathy on a world scale.  Dr. Łobaczewski described the recurring cycles as happy times, followed by hysterical (Łobaczewski’s term) and psychopathic times, followed by happy times again.  In Western usage, a more apt description of Łobaczewski’s happy/unhappy cycle might be undisciplined times, followed by hysterical times that lead to a re-establishment of discipline as required to deal with the hysterical chaos, and the cycle repeats.

    The Roaring Twenties were happy, undisciplined times that resulted in an hysterical era that led directly to the Great Depression and WWII.  As a society loses the discipline that binds it together, psychopathic behaviors becomes more common.  Massive bureaucracy is the psychopaths’ substitute for social cohesion.  But the unhappy Great Depression and WWII imposed discipline and led to the resurgence of American growth and culture, a pattern that was observed worldwide.  We are now entering a new era of indiscipline, hysteria, and bureaucracy with a decay of moral values, politically absurd arguments, and widespread corruption, just as Dr. Łobaczewski observed in the past and anticipated into the future. …

    This pattern can be traced back through history, as in the case of the hysteria that accompanied Hitler’s rise to power in Germany.  Corruption is typical of all psychopathic states and corruption is increasing in the United States at this time.

    James G. Long has been an army captain, a professional engineer, an author, and a blogger, with a lifelong interest in organizational management problems. mandynamerica.com/blog/

    Full: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2014/12/psychopathy_and_politics.html December 2014

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    • Amaterasu Solar 14:47 on March 14, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      The question becomes… Can We break the pattern? I say the answer is “YES!” This pattern emerges in all top-down, money-driven systems, because the top-down control lures psychopaths, and money systems promote Them to the top of the money/power heap.

      Rather than doing the same thing (top-down “authority” with a money system) over and over and expecting different results (the definition of insanity according to Einstein), I suggest We would best do something different (bottom-up governance with no need to exchange to survive).

      How might We make this change? How would it work? To answer these questions I invite the reader to:

      T.A.P. – You’re It!

      On Twitter @AmaterasuSolar

      “Revolution in ideas, not blood.”


      “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 ONLY tool They use is money, and I say We can put that down and pick up far better tools.”
      “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?”
      “If You want peace, take the PROFIT out of war.”

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    • Jul 23:31 on December 17, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Harvey Clekley wrote this in 1941. That was 80 years ago. Since then, we have done a lot of things in the physical sciences. Has anything else been found about the human mind, like normal people perhaps? Tunnel vision is a bad thing. People tend to have that behavior. You can quote Einstein, but you can’t think like him. To think like Einstein, you’d have to study what he studied and probably lived like he did.
      You could pick Nicola Tesla. You could also pick JP Morgan. You could then pick Thomas Edison. You could study these three people dispassionately as they relate to each other. You could work out who did what, who did right and who did wrong. You could try different scenarios each person could have taken that would have resulted in a different world than we have today.
      As long as you employ tunnel vision in your attempt to restrict and harm people you are scared of, you become that less capable, and in fact, you become the very thing that you detest. Psychopaths are hidden because they are trying to avoid being themselves, if what you say is true.
      However, by seeking to put people away, who have done you nothing wrong, for the crime of being similar to the person you hate, is something a sociopath is likely to do. If you look up a definitioin of a sociopath, compare with your behavior, your tunnel vision, lack of any ability to understand anyone you think might be a psychopath, a generalized intention to destroy certain people(itself an insanity), then you might begin to see the opening of the crack to the dark side.
      For you are already there, Tina, you just don’t know it yet. And it only took one bad experience to get you there. That does not make you a strong person. Life is not easy on earth. If you talk to most people, you will find this to be true, no matter what country you live in. Life on earth is tough, period. That is what breeds competition. There is a big picture, however. I can’t give you the big picture-you must get big enough to actually get the big picture. IT IS INDEED THERE.
      Do what is natural for you. Do what you did growing up. Do not destroy who you are and what you know while seeking for revenge. By it you will gain nothing, and will lose whatever progress you have made, and it will cost you even what you already know now.
      Leave this up for all your readers. I don’t care what actions you take. You should avoid wasting your time and instead spend it on productive things, thing that result in progress for you in the positive sense. I wish you the best of luck.
      Considering all that you have seen take place in the last 13 months, this is the time to take the most positive of actions.


      • Tina (GeneticPsychosMom) 09:13 on December 18, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Jul, I like psychopaths, I am not trying to lock them up. I have plenty of experiences, not just the one you assume. It is funny that you talk about tunnel vision here, since in your last comment you were going off on liberals and leftists. Try to diversity your media sources and see both sides are nuts. Thanks for your comments. I must add that the only people who have difficulty with testing for psychopathy are the psychopaths. So….I point my finger at you.


    • Jul 13:55 on December 27, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Evidence on this site begs to differ with what you just said. Unless cognitive dissonance is what normal people do. What is this test that you are administering, and can we use it to test your sanity? Because no one wants to jump through hoops to make you happy. And no one wants to be made to go through tests so you can feel safe with your life. No one elected you to be the guardian of normal people, or any group of people.
      Me going off on the left? What is the left? Those who stand with institutions against the individual. Does that sound like you? With your state mandated tests, your shaming of individuals based on how they view life, yada yada?
      You don’t like psychopaths. You want to lock them up. If psychopaths were dumb, they’d be all locked up by now. Unfortunately for you, they are not. They can also smell lies miles and miles away. Lies such as yours.
      The reason people have problems with psychopaths is demostrated by yourself. You will not admit the truth straight up. It has to be pried out of you. Your endgame has to be pried out of you.. You are not honest. Neither of your “psychopath” friends here are actual psychopaths.
      No one likes their lives made harder, or killed. Not even the insane. Why would anyone go along with your plans, as the psychopaths here do, unless they are just playing along a game with you, a game to dupe everyone?
      Concentrate on the positive and stop advocating for people’s lives being made harder based on your prejudices. And for heaven’s sake, be more honest with your goals and intentions.


      • Tina (GeneticPsychosMom) 14:29 on December 27, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        I simply advocate keeping people with psychopathy out of lawmaking positions because of their lack of conscience, contrary ways, win-at-all costs mentality, and putting themselves first instead of the people. Locking people up is a bad idea, so stop that already. Psychopathy tests are given by the government to keep people out of nuclear handling jobs and I wonder why?


    • jul 23:34 on December 27, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      There are tests that keep psychopaths out of the military because they are hard to train and are naturally antisocial. Nuclear handling jobs are for the military, so I am not sure if this is relevant at all.
      By the way, a lawmaking position requires a lawyer. Have you any idea how hard it is to be a lawyer? Find a lawyer with a heart, if you can. You probably want a helpful lawyer instead, a lawyer who can keep his word, a lawyer who follows the law. Psychopathy is not the issue here. Due to the difficulty and stress that comes with being a lawyer, it’s possible they might have those traits. There are good lawyers and bad lawyers. Oh well


  • Tina (GeneticPsychosMom) 16:46 on February 7, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Weeding Out Corporate Psychopaths 

    Given the state of the global economy, it might not surprise you to learn that psychopaths may be controlling the world. Not violent criminals, but corporate psychopaths who nonetheless have a genetically inherited biochemical condition that prevents them from feeling normal human empathy.

    Scientific research is revealing that 21st century financial institutions with a high rate of turnover and expanding global power have become highly attractive to psychopathic individuals to enrich themselves at the expense of others, and the companies they work for.

    A peer-reviewed theoretical paper titled “The Corporate Psychopaths Theory of the Global Financial Crisis” details how highly placed psychopaths in the banking sector may have nearly brought down the world economy through their own inherent inability to care about the consequences of their actions.

    The author of this paper, Clive Boddy, previously of Nottingham Trent University, believes this theory would go a long way to explain how senior managers acted in ways that were disastrous for the institutions they worked for, the investors they represented and the global economy at large.

    If true, this also means the astronomically expensive public bailouts will not solve the problem since many of the morally impaired individuals who caused this mess likely remain in positions of power. Worse, they may be the same people advising governments on how to resolve this crisis.

    To tackle this problem, we must instead examine this rare and curious condition, and why recent corporate history may have elevated precisely the wrong type of people to positions of great power and public trust.

    Unfeeling, but not insane

    Psychopathy should not be confused with insanity. It is best described by Robert Hare, global expert and psychologist, as “emotional deafness” — a biochemical inability to experience normal feelings of empathy for others.

    This shark-like fixation on self-interest means that psychopaths often feel a clear detachment from other people, viewing them more as sheep to be preyed upon than fellow humans to relate to. For instance, psychopaths in prison often use group therapy sessions not as a healing process, but as an opportunity to learn how to simulate normal human emotions.

    Studies on twins have revealed that psychopathy shows a strong genetic signature and there remains no effective treatment. Recent research has linked the condition to physical abnormalities in the amygdala region of the brain.

    Only a small subset of psychopaths become the violent criminals so often fictionalized in film. Most simply seek to blend in and conceal their difference in order to more effectively manipulate others. This frightening condition has existed throughout human history, though likely in a marginal and socially parasitic way.

    While psychopaths are often portrayed by Hollywood as brilliantly clever, a hypothetical race of Hannibal Lecters would likely perish since they lack the ability to trust each other. Put another way, the human race — a relatively weak, slow, hairless tropical primate — has succeeded so spectacularly in every ecosystem on the planet not because we are so bad, but because we are so good.

    Most dangerous 1 per cent

    The human ability to build social capital means that people can cooperate and trust each other. We can reliably predict the behavior of others even if we have never met them. Social capital is the glue that holds together our communities, complex societies, large institutions and the economy. The one and only superpower possessed by psychopaths is their ruthless ability to spend the social capital created by others.

    Scientists believe about 1 per cent of the general population is psychopathic, meaning there are more than three million moral monsters among normal United States citizens. There is emerging evidence that this frequency increases within the upper management of modern corporations. This is not surprising since personal ruthlessness and fixation on personal power have become seen as strong assets to large publicly traded corporations (which some authors believe have also become psychopathic).

    However, appearance and performance are two different things. While psychopaths are often outwardly charming and excellent self-promoters, they are also typically terrible managers, bullying co-workers and creating chaos to conceal their behavior.

    When employed in senior levels, their pathology also means they are biochemically incapable of something they are legally required to do: act in good faith on behalf of other people. The banking and corporate sector is built on the ancient principle of fiduciary duty — a legal obligation to act in the best interest of those whose money or property you are entrusted with. Asking a psychopath to do that is like recruiting a pyromaniac to be a firefighter.

    The folly of mixing psychopathy and senior corporate management has been borne out by recent history. At the end of the last decade, numerous banking institutions representing hundreds of years of corporate financial stability ceased to exist within a few short months due to the reckless acts of a few individuals — none of whom has ever been charged with a crime.

    And therein lies the rub. As ruthless as psychopaths are, their pathology dictates that they will ultimately act to the detriment of the organizations and investors they are paid so well to represent.

    Fertile for psychopaths: New corporate culture

    If this theory is correct, how did this become such a crisis in recent decades? Boddy suggests that corporations have changed from relatively stable institutions where psychopaths would have a difficult time concealing themselves, to highly fluid organizations where it is much easier for them to disappear within the chaos in their wake.

    “(The) whole corporate and employment environment changed from one that would hold the Corporate Psychopath in check to one where they could flourish and advance relatively unopposed,” Boddy writes. “As evidence of this, senior level remuneration and reward started to increase more and more rapidly and beyond all proportion to shop floor incomes and a culture of greed unfettered by conscience developed. Corporate Psychopaths are ideally situated to prey on such an environment and corporate fraud, financial misrepresentation, greed and misbehavior went through the roof, bringing down huge companies and culminating in the Global Financial Crisis that we are now in.”

    Boddy is not hopeful that the current round of expensive public bailouts will solve the problem. If psychopaths have in fact installed themselves in the upper reaches of the world’s financial institutions, their genetic deficiency dictates that their greed knows no bounds. They will continue to act in anti-social, remorseless ways, amplified by their enormous corporate influence until the institutions they represent and perhaps the entire global economy collapses. Obviously, more academic research in this area is urgently needed.

    Boddy concludes his recent paper with this grim prediction:

    “Writing in 2005, this author . . . predicted that the rise of Corporate Psychopaths was a recipe for corporate and societal disaster. This disaster has now happened and is still happening. Across the western world, the symptoms of the financial crisis are now being treated. However, this treatment of the symptoms will have little effect because the root cause is not being addressed. The very same Corporate Psychopaths, who probably caused the crisis by their self-seeking greed and avarice, are now advising governments on how to get out of the crisis. That this involves paying themselves vast bonuses in the midst of financial hardship for many millions of others is symptomatic of the problem. Further, if (this theory is correct) then we are now far from the end of the crisis. Indeed, it is only the end of the beginning. Perhaps more than ever before, the world needs corporate leaders with a conscience . . . Measures exist to identify Corporate Psychopaths. Perhaps it is time to use them.

    Time has come for testing

    Boddy’s last statement contains a kernel of hope. If our world has become chaotic due to institutionalized psychopathy, imagine how much better it could be if such dangerously impaired individuals were excluded from positions of power and influence.

    Precedence exists for dealing with such situations. Randomized workplace drug testing became the norm in the 1980s. At the time, civil libertarians strongly objected on the basis that it violated personal privacy protections. However, the U.S. Supreme Court decided in 1989 that such testing was constitutional and now about 25 per cent of Fortune 500 companies routinely require their employees to submit to such tests.

    Perhaps investors at major financial institutions should require that senior level managers submit to established tests to ensure they are not psychopathic. This is not an issue of civil liberties since the precedent has already been well established regarding drug impairment in the workplace. Likewise, it is not a regulatory issue since private shareholders have every right to demand that executives demonstrate they are not biochemically impaired and therefore unable to carry out their fiduciary duties on behalf of investors. If corporate boards are hiring psychopaths as executive management, they are not carrying out their due diligence and could be held legally liable for their oversight.

    Companies should also consider providing employees with specific whistleblower provisions to expose potential psychopaths in the workplace. A 2010 study by Boddy showed that corporate psychopaths caused more than one quarter of all workplace bullying, though they accounted for only one per cent of the workforce.

    Besides being traumatic and humiliating to other workers, this bullying is also very expensive. Boddy calculated that bullying by corporate psychopaths cost companies in the U.K. more than £3.5 billion per year in lost productivity and attrition. Extrapolating these results to the United States, these deviant individuals are responsible for more than $35 billion in direct annual losses to U.S. businesses.

    Politicians, too?

    And what about elected officials? There is no higher standard of trust in our society than standing for public office. Campaigning politicians are expected to submit to almost absurd levels of scrutiny about their private lives, character and personal relationships. Should not candidates begin providing voters proof that they are medically capable of acting in the interests of the public that may elect them?

    The Occupy Wall Street protesters demanding an end to the reign of the “1 per cent” may have unwittingly stumbled on the crux of the issue. Science tells us that 99 per cent of humans havenormal emotional function. One per cent are psychopaths. We ignore that truth at our peril.

    Source: “Weeding out corporate psychopaths” by Mitchell Anderson, November 2011

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    • GemGirl 14:18 on February 8, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Excellent article!

      We also need to weed out public officials who want to penalize normal people for having human problems. The hypocrisy of those who want to imprison and deprive others in need of socioeconomic support, is unacceptable.

      EXAMPLE: Trey Radel, Busted On Cocaine Charge, Voted For Drug Testing Food Stamp Recipients
      Posted: 11/19/2013 7:21 pm EST Updated: 10/16/2014 10:59 am EDT http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/19/trey-radel-drug-testing_n_4305348.html

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    • Amaterasu Solar 18:34 on February 9, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Given that all money systems WILL promote the most psychopathic to the top of the money/power heap, none of this surprises Me. The thing is, if We “weed out” – somehow? – all the psychopaths We see in power, They WILL find ways around the setup, through the means They have the money for: false flags, psyops, propaganda, fake “news,” false rumor, and agents provocateurs. Better would be to shift to a system that does NOT promote psychopaths.

      Thus I suggest a solutocracy, where communication of problems and discussion of solutions begins grassroots locally on the web, and escalates upward only if there is no solution at a local level. Where there is no money motive or scarcity in solving problems so they are solved the best way, not the cheapest/most profitable, or left a problem because there is no money to solve for them.

      A far reach from today? Not so. If enough of Us know We can, We WILL create better on this planet.

      More info on how:

      T.A.P. – You’re It!

      On Twitter @AmaterasuSolar

      “Revolution in ideas, not blood.”


      “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?”
      “If You want peace, take the PROFIT out of war.”

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    • GemGirl 18:48 on February 9, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Amaterasu Solar — I like the idea you propose. Is money the problem or is it greed? I think that greed comes in many forms, including psychopaths using fear tactics so people can be dependent on them for “leadership” — they want it all….access to sexual partners, money, admiration, loyalty, etc.

      This leaves the normal among us to have to recognize when someone is attempting to hog all the resources (whether that is time, money, attention,etc.) so we do not buy into the manipulation and exploitation in the first place. After all, these dynamics happen among families and other places where some people can’t stand sharing or cooperative approaches.

      I look forward to reading more shared through your link.

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      • Amaterasu Solar 14:59 on February 10, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        Money is the problem. “Greed” is merely a function of the scarcity paradigm that the tool, money, was used to solve for. Define “greed” when all may have as much as They want… Add a stigmergic, grassroots, problem-solving governance, and “leadership” falls to the Ones who emerge with the best solution for any given problem, and there is no foothold for psychopaths.

        The tool, money, promotes the psychopaths to power. Any system of accounting for the energy and value We add WILL promote the most psychopathic to power.

        As for “sharing…” Given the vast abundance of air here, do We say We are “sharing” the air? No. We do not think of it in terms of “sharing.” The abundance is partaken of by all of Us without concern. This planet has vastly more than We all could use/want. I aim to “share” this abundance as We “share” air, in this post-energy-scarcity world.


    • GemGirl 16:50 on February 10, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Amaterasu Solar — I visited and did reading on your site and love your proposals overall. I am part optimistic and part cynical. But we must do what we can to try to promote changes in a positive direction. I will at least share a link to your website with other people whom I think might “get it.”

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      • Amaterasu Solar 17:10 on February 10, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        Thank You, GemGirl. The first step in making it happen is for the awareness that We CAN create better to reach the tipping point. Once We are generally aware of what We can do, We WILL create better. So Your choosing to share is very valuable a choice.

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