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  • GeneticPsychosMom (Tina) 08:21 on December 15, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Kakistocracy: You Asked for It 

    Ajit Pai Unmasked Psychopath?

    FCC Chair Ajit Pai Unmasked Psychopath?

    Many have accused FCC Chairman Ajit Pai of being a telecom shill between his background as a former Verizon lawyer and his determination to ignore all public input (not to mention complaints about comment bots) as he kills net neutrality. And apparently, his attempts at joking about it are only reinforcing those views. Gizmodo has obtained video of Pai trying to roast himself at the Federal Communications Bar Association’s annual event, including a pre-recorded skit where an actual Verizon executive (senior VP Kathy Grillo) talks about wanting to “brainwash and groom a Verizon puppet” to become the FCC chairman, with Pai responding that it sounds like an “awesome” idea.

    Aside from the jokes falling flat, there are all kinds of problems with the routine. To start, FCC officials shouldn’t be joking about being shills. Whether or not they have industry backgrounds (like former Chairman Tom Wheeler), they’re supposed to take corruption allegations seriously instead of turning them into comedy sketches. The humor fails in part because there’s a painful degree of truth to it — it wouldn’t have come up if Pai weren’t pursuing the exact deregulation policies that major telecoms want. And crucially, telecom executives shouldn’t ever be involved. If anything, Grillo’s inclusion in the skit supports accusations that Pai is on the take, since he’s clearly cozy enough with Verizon to recruit one of its VPs for a gag.

    For that matter, why would a Verizon executive agree to appear in a skit that makes light of corruption, especially knowing that the video might become public and damage the company’s reputation?

    Excerpt from “FCC Chairman Ajit Pai ‘jokes’ about being a Verizon shill” by Joe Fingas, December 9, 2017

     

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    • nowve666 10:15 on December 15, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      What an arrogant little pup! But that’s life under Trump. You probably think Ajit is acting like a typical psychopath. To which, I would reply not all bad behavior is indicative of psychopathy. This whole regime is like an alternate “reality,” a dystopian nightmare (or is that a double negative). Thank gods, we still have recourse to legal challenges. That can delay implementation long enough for a new government. Jones’ election in Alabama is a sign the tables are turning. And that arrogant pup, Moore, refusing to concede has got to be for the purpose of letting McConnell delay seating Jones so he can push through that dreadful tax bill before he is seated. I read that a sizeable group of Trump supporters are evangelicals who think Trump was chosen by “God” to bring about Armageddon. So the worse Trump does, the happier they are. They want the world to end. If that isn’t psychotic, it’s pretty damned close. Which is an excellent opportunity for me to point out that people who aren’t psychopaths can do things politically that are as bad if not worse than what a psychopath could do. Instead of testing politicians for psychopathy, maybe we should be testing voters for insanity. (I say this tongue-in-cheek as I know what an impossibly bad idea it would be to test voters. I haven’t forgotten the literacy tests under Jim Crow. I wish I could really think of a way to protect ourselves from crazy voters but, as someone said, “Democracy is a bad form of government but all the others are so much worse.”)

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      • GeneticPsychosMom (Tina) 10:22 on December 15, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Anyone can be antisocial and corrupt. It is not necessarily the antisocial political moves that raise my suspicion of psychopathy. It is Ajit Pai’s gloating and glee over his foul actions that appear to be psychopathic.

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        • James 13:26 on December 19, 2017 Permalink | Reply

          You’re probably right there. Non-psychopathic politicians tend to be embarrassed by their own destructive actions. Makes you question what embarrassment / guilt is for when it doesn’t prevent moral shittery.

          Happy Christmas to you both and / or happy hanukkah to Fran.

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        • TypicalCritter 11:01 on December 27, 2017 Permalink | Reply

          I agree.

          Non-psychopathic politicians often see a world that’s heavily colored by their own ideology, then add the fact that people who are good at lying, are also often even better at believing the lies they tell themselves. Behavioral brakes like embarrassment / guilt can be useful to have, but they are even more useful if people take the time to reflect over their own actions sometimes.

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          • GeneticPsychosMom (Tina) 17:54 on December 27, 2017 Permalink | Reply

            I think that the atmosphere of the political parties makes it into a gang or mafia type of expected loyalty situation. Nobody wants to be outcast, because they will be minimized and their voice will not be heard. The worst people then gain control of the best people in groups like that.

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  • GeneticPsychosMom (Tina) 18:06 on October 28, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    National Character Counts Week: Welcome to Pathocracy 

    “There is nothing accidental about the destruction narcissistic psychopaths, especially in power, inflict on the world. Destruction is coded in their character defect. They not only lack empathy and conscience, which makes them incapable of understanding human values, but they are driven to hurt and destroy everyone and everything that stands on their way to power and self-aggrandizement, and/or reminds them of their weaknesses. It is not a question of IF a narcissistic psychopath in power will destroy his world, but how soon.”

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    Image result for trump offends soldiers widow“The presence or absence of conscience is perhaps the deepest human division.”

    Ian Hughes

    Last week Donald Trump put another nail in the coffin of health care for American citizens, especially the most vulnerable ones; undermined the painstakingly drafted and internationally supported Iran nuclear deal; challenged his Secretary of State to an IQ test; chastised residents of Puerto Rico for their audacity to suffer and die in a hurricane-caused mayhem, and berated football players for their willingness to protest racial injustice. He also proclaimed the next six days, October 15 to 21, National Character Counts Week.

    Yes, you have read that correctly.

    The man who lies easier than he breathes (there is that perpetual snort, you know), who takes sadistic pleasure in the pain and suffering of others, and who lives for adulation and revenge without any efforts at disguising his destructive motives, lectures America about character.

    Let it…

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    • nowve666 19:06 on October 28, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      “The presence or absence of conscience is perhaps the deepest human division.–Ian Hughes”

      They call this kind of thinking “splitting.” It’s all or nothing. Those with a conscience are good, or, at least, can be good. Those without are “evil.” You should know by now that one doesn’t need a conscience to be a decent human being. May I suggest “https://kiasherosjourney.wordpress.com/2016/01/22/can-a-psychopath-be-good/ Can I Psychopath be Good?” or “https://kiasherosjourney.wordpress.com/2016/04/16/free-to-choose/ Free to Choose?”

      There are plenty of divisions of humanity besides the presence of absence of conscience. How about cowardice vs. courage? Or intelligence vs. stupidity? Or wisdom vs. folly?

      You have been going into Trump’s misdeeds in great detail. But what about the fools who voted for him? They can’t all be psychopaths. I have read that a study found most conservatives have an enlarged amygdala in the area of fearfulness. These fools support the same policies as Trump but they are mostly NTs. Meanwhile, there are psychopaths who are politically progressive. I don’t think Trump, himself, is really a conservative. I think he’s an opportunist. He has embraced the politics that got him into office. That hardly makes him a good person. He’s an asshole. But attaching a diagnosis to him as professionals, who should know better, have done and many more laypeople keep doing adds nothing to understanding the problem. The problem is we have a government that is politically on the wrong path. The problem with Trump is his politics, not his personality.

      I agree with the Goldwater Rule: Don’t “diagnose” a political figure without the clinical support that it takes to correctly make a diagnosis. Whether he is a psychopath, a narcissist or an NT, Trump has a dreadful agenda. As the Bible says, “By their fruits shall ye know them.”

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      • James 11:39 on October 31, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        “The problem is we have a government that is politically on the wrong path. The problem with Trump is his politics, not his personality.”

        He does have a repellent personality as well, however.

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    • nowve666 14:40 on October 31, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      The biggest problem I see is in the morons who voted for this turkey and even still support him. I just read your “Holding back the tide” post about psychopaths using cognitive empathy to make the world a better place if only for our own advantage. I have wanted to do this for years. I have marched in political protests, even volunteered. But current events have made me feel so cynical that I can’t bring myself to even want to save the world. While I realize that’s wrong since there are some people worth saving, the massive stupidity that seems to move the planet is just overwhelming. My current attitude is “apres moi le deluge.” I wish I could care. It would make life more interesting.

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      • James 07:32 on November 2, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        For some, changing the world is about leaving a tangible mark on the place after they’re dead. I can see why you might not be interested by that, since your death seems inconsequential to you.

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    • nowve666 14:40 on November 2, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I would change the world if I could. But the tiny impact I would have compared to the enormous effort it would take on my part. How about you? Are you active? You know, I just read that the DNC admitted they rigged the primary. And these jokers want me to donate to them? The kept a candidate who could have won from running and put Hillary there. She ran the most lackluster campaign I ever saw. It’s their fault we have Trump. With friends like that, who needs enemies?

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  • James 18:50 on October 12, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    A Psychopathic Friend Indeed, Part 2 

    To continue our experiment, I just left another mean message on a Facebook advert for Tina’s fundraising initiative. We’re testing to see if “abusive messages” by a known psychopath are enough to sway potential sponsors into rebelling against the abuse and pledging money to the No Psychos cause. I have hopes that this latest stream of nastiness and apparent betrayal will result in an increased interest in donation. Tina was extremely skeptical when we last spoke, so we’re just waiting to see who’s right. If these experiments do work, then it could be something we’d roll out and use more often. The Gofundme initiative has floundered in recent months, failing to attract anything like the donations Tina had hoped for. If you’re reading this and are interested in this experiment, or just want to take pity on the unloved ‘Donate’ button, please do go to https://www.gofundme.com/psychopath and give $5 to an extremely worthy cause. Donations in other currencies are also accepted.

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