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  • Tina (GeneticPsychosMom) 09:51 on October 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    A Profoundly Sick Society 

    King Henry VIII, Fat Cat CEO

    I wish to draw attention to researcher Stefan Verstappen who provides valuable insight into how individual agency has shaped and continues to shape society (1).

    While Machiavellianism has long been associated with politics and public conduct, Verstappen shifts focus somewhat by arguing that people with psychopathic personalities have for thousands of years tended to grasp power and impose their views and deeds on the rest of us. In order to get power, he concludes that people cheat, kill or lie their way to the top. Whether it has been due to the butchery or lies of royalty, religious leaders, politicians or corporate oligarchs, nice guys have tended to finish last.

    What leads him to conclude this?

    Psychopathy is a personality disorder identified by characteristics such as a lack of empathy and remorse, criminality, anti-social behaviour, egocentricity, superficial charm, manipulativeness, irresponsibility, impulsivity and a parasitic lifestyle (2).

    With that definition in mind, look around: the criminal, parasitic activities by bankers that have plunged millions into poverty; the destruction, war and death brought to countries in order that corporations profit by stealing resources; the dropping of atom bombs on innocent civilians in 1945 or the use of depleted uranium which again impacts innocent civilians; and the many other acts, from the use of death squads to false flag terror, that have brought untold misery to countless others just because powerholders wanted to hold onto power or to gain more power, or the wealthy wanted to hold onto their wealth or gain even more.

    Based on these terrible deeds, it becomes easy to argue that the people ultimately responsible for them do not adhere to the same values as ordinary people. It may be even easier to conclude that it’s not the cream that rises to the top, but, in many cases, the scum.

    Now such a scenario might seem awful enough, but the people who tend to control the world, the ones responsible for these acts, try to impose their warped world view and twisted values on everyone else. Hollywood films, commercials and political ideology are all engaged in forwarding the belief that it’s a dog eat dog world, war and violence abroad is necessary, competition and not cooperative is what counts, aggression and not passivity is the key to ‘success’ and that success equates with amassing huge amounts of personal wealth and lavish displays of conspicuous consumption.

    “A person with a psychopathic personality, which manifests as amoral and antisocial behavior, lack of ability to love or establish meaningful  personal relationships, extreme egocentricity, failure to learn from experience, etc.” – definition of a psychopath from Dictionary.com

    Again, bearing this definition in mind too, the acts mentioned above are not those of properly functioning social beings that contribute to a sense of communality, altruism, love or morality; quite the opposite in fact.

    Yet this is the type of stuff that is rammed down our throats as constituting normality every day. Whether it’s the ‘Big Brother’ TV show or ‘The Apprentice’ show, these values are promoted day and night. The ‘Big Brother’ winner is the one who can survive and outdo the competition in terms of the duplicity and backstabbing involved along the way. The winner of ‘The Apprentice’ must be more aggressive, more duplicitous, more devious and cunning and more willing to trample over everyone else. And the winner is judged as such by a multi-millionaire who himself was cunning and ruthless enough to have made it to the top of the pile and has amassed millions for his own personal benefit. These are the role models to be admired and emulated!

    These are the measures of success, of sanity, of normality.

    “It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

    Apprentice competitors are highly driven individuals: not driven by a need to help humanity, but by egocentricity and greed. And, ultimately, these are the values that many mainstream opinion leaders, senior politicians and their corporate masters hold dear.

    These values of egocentricity, aggression, competitiveness, duplicity and greed are not confined to some TV show. There are part of a much more sinister process. They are inextricably linked to and underpin the actions that resulted in the killing of half a million children in Iraq for geo-political gain (3) and the sending in of military forces into the jungles of India to beat, rape and dispose of a nation’s poorest people because they stand in the way of profit and greed (4). From Congo and Libya to Syria and beyond, we witness the outcome of a terrifying mindset that is nurtured and encouraged throughout society.

    Too many people have become “well adjusted to the values of a profoundly sick society,” whether residing in middle England, middle America or the gated communities of south Delhi or Mumbai. Humanity is being beaten down to be neurotic, vicious and to regard these traits as constituting normal, acceptable behaviour. Thanks to the media, this becomes engrained from an early age as comprising ‘common sense’, and those who question it are merely sneered at or ridiculed by a system that promotes a mass mindset immune to its own lies.

    Whether this is all due to psychopathy, narcissism or ‘Machiavellian personalities’ is open to debate. Moreover, as implied at the outset, historical and sociological factors often compel usually decent people to act in terrible ways. The debate within academic sociology between structure and human agency is after all a very long one (5). Whatever the underlying reason, however, as a global community we are being force fed a diet of perverse values and destructive actions, all spuriously justified on the basis that ‘there is no alternative’ and ‘needs must’.   

    Corporate capitalism, consumerism, the new world order, a war on terror (or drugs or poverty, take your pick), neo-liberalism – call it what you will, but it’s all based on the filthy lie that those in control have wider humanity’s interests at heart. They don’t. By any means possible – war, murder, torture or propaganda, they seek to convince people otherwise. What price human life? None whatsoever for such people.

    Notes:

    1) Defense Against the Psychopath (2013): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQkDvO3hz1w

    2) Polaschek, D. L. L., Patrick, C. J., Lilienfeld, S. O. (15 December 2011). “Psychopathic Personality: Bridging the Gap Between Scientific Evidence and Public Policy”. Psychological Science in the Public Interest 12 (3): 95–162. 

    3) Reuters report (2000), UN Says Sanctions Have Killed Some 500,000 Iraqi Children: http://www.commondreams.org/headlines/072100-03.htm

    4) BBC Newsnight interview with Arundhati Roy (2011):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrYQmRBdMPQ

    5) Colin Hay (2001), What Place for Ideas in the Structure-Agency Debate? Globalisation as a ‘Process Without a Subject’:http://www.criticalrealism.com/archive/cshay_wpisad.html

    Excerpt from “Psychopathy, Politics and The New World Order” by Colin Todhunter, Global Research May 2013

     
    • nowve666 10:30 on October 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      I’m tired of all the evils of society being blamed on psychopaths. For 1% of the population to accomplish all that, we must be some sort of superior being. Or do “regular people” have a hand in it too? Here’s a thought. Instead of just giving brain scans to politicians, give them to all “evil doers” before labeling them “psychopaths.”

      You say you are not against us and yet, in this very article, you call us “scum.” Let’s face it. Competion is indemic to our society. By the time they go to school, children have already mastered the tender art of bullying. Is this the fault of psychopaths? Or is human nature darker than you wish to believe?

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    • James 11:27 on October 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      So those on top want to brainwash people into becoming more like themselves. Right…
      How does creating more competition benefit those on top exactly?

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  • Tina (GeneticPsychosMom) 10:58 on August 25, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    The Raping of America: Mile Markers on the Road to Fascism 

    The Raping of America

    by By John W. Whitehead

    “Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”—Martin Luther King Jr.

    There’s an ill will blowing across the country. The economy is tanking. The people are directionless, and politics provides no answer. And like former regimes, the militarized police have stepped up to provide a façade of law and order manifested by an overt violence against the citizenry.

    Despite the revelations of the past several years, nothing has changed to push back against the American police state. Our freedoms—especially the Fourth Amendment—continue to be choked out by a prevailing view among government bureaucrats that they have the right to search, seize, strip, scan, spy on, probe, pat down, taser, and arrest any individual at any time and for the slightest provocation.

    Despite the recent outrage and protests, nothing has changed to restore us to our rightful role as having dominion over our bodies, our lives and our property, especially when it comes to interactions with the government.

    Forced cavity searches, forced colonoscopies, forced blood draws, forced breath-alcohol tests, forced DNA extractions, forced eye scans, forced inclusion in biometric databases—these are just a few ways in which Americans continue to be reminded that we have no control over what happens to our bodies during an encounter with government officials. Thus far, the courts have done little to preserve our Fourth Amendment rights, let alone what shreds of bodily integrity remain to us.

    Indeed, on a daily basis, Americans are being forced to relinquish the most intimate details of who we are—our biological makeup, our genetic blueprints, and our biometrics (facial characteristics and structure, fingerprints, iris scans, etc.)—in order to clear the nearly insurmountable hurdle that increasingly defines life in the United States.

    In other words, we are all guilty until proven innocent.

    Worst of all, it seems as if nothing will change as long as the American people remain distracted by politics, divided by their own prejudices, and brainwashed into believing that the Constitution still reigns supreme as the law of the land, when in fact, we have almost completed the shift into fascism.

    In other words, despite our occasional bursts of outrage over abusive police practices, sporadic calls for government reform, and periodic bouts of awareness that all is not what it seems, the police state continues to march steadily onward.

    Such is life in America today that individuals are being threatened with arrest and carted off to jail for the least hint of noncompliance, homes are being raided by police under the slightest pretext, and roadside police stops have devolved into government-sanctioned exercises in humiliation and degradation with a complete disregard for privacy and human dignity.

    Consider, for example, what happened to Charnesia Corley after allegedly being pulled over by Texas police for “rolling” through a stop sign. Claiming they smelled marijuana, police handcuffed Corley, placed her in the back of the police cruiser, and then searched her car for almost an hour. They found nothing in the car.

    As the Houston Chronicle reported:

    Returning to his car where Corley was held, the deputy again said he smelled marijuana and called in a female deputy to conduct a cavity search. When the female deputy arrived, she told Corley to pull her pants down, but Corley protested because she was cuffed and had no underwear on. The deputy ordered Corley to bend over, pulled down her pants and began to search her. Then…Corley stood up and protested, so the deputy threw her to the ground and restrained her while another female was called in to assist. When backup arrived, each deputy held one of Corley’s legs apart to conduct the probe.

    As shocking and disturbing as it seems, Corley’s roadside cavity search is becoming par for the course in an age in which police are taught to have no respect for the citizenry’s bodily integrity.

    For instance, 38-year-old Angel Dobbs and her 24-year-old niece, Ashley, were pulled over by a Texas state trooper on July 13, 2012, allegedly for flicking cigarette butts out of the car window. Insisting that he smelled marijuana, he proceeded to interrogate them and search the car. Despite the fact that both women denied smoking or possessing any marijuana, the police officer then called in a female trooper, who carried out a roadside cavity search, sticking her fingers into the older woman’s anus and vagina, then performing the same procedure on the younger woman, wearing the same pair of gloves. No marijuana was found.

    David Eckert was forced to undergo an anal cavity search, three enemas, and a colonoscopy after allegedly failing to yield to a stop sign at a Wal-Mart parking lot. Cops justified the searches on the grounds that they suspected Eckert was carrying drugs because his “posture [was] erect” and “he kept his legs together.” No drugs were found.

    Leila Tarantino was subjected to two roadside strip searches in plain view of passing traffic during a routine traffic stop, while her two children—ages 1 and 4—waited inside her car. During the second strip search, presumably in an effort to ferret out drugs, a female officer “forcibly removed” a tampon from Tarantino. Nothing illegal was found. Nevertheless, such searches have been sanctioned by the courts, especially if accompanied by a search warrant (which is easily procured), as justified in the government’s pursuit of drugs and weapons.

    Meanwhile, four Milwaukee police officers were charged with carrying out rectal searches of suspects on the street and in police district stations over the course of several years. One of the officers was accused of conducting searches of men’s anal and scrotal areas, often inserting his fingers into their rectums and leaving some of his victims with bleeding rectums. Halfway across the country, the city of Oakland, California, agreed to pay $4.6 million to 39 men who had their pants pulled down by police on city streets between 2002 and 2009.

    It’s gotten so bad that you don’t even have to be suspected of possessing drugs to be subjected to a strip search.

    In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Florence v. Burlison, any person who is arrested and processed at a jail house, regardless of the severity of his or her offense (i.e., they can be guilty of nothing more than a minor traffic offense), can be subjected to a strip search by police or jail officials without reasonable suspicion that the arrestee is carrying a weapon or contraband.

    Examples of minor infractions which have resulted in strip searches include: individuals arrested for driving with a noisy muffler, driving with an inoperable headlight, failing to use a turn signal, riding a bicycle without an audible bell, making an improper left turn, engaging in an antiwar demonstration (the individual searched was a nun, a Sister of Divine Providence for 50 years). Police have also carried out strip searches for passing a bad check, dog leash violations, filing a false police report, failing to produce a driver’s license after making an illegal left turn, having outstanding parking tickets, and public intoxication. A failure to pay child support can also result in a strip search.

    It must be remembered that the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was intended to prevent government agents from searching an individual’s person or property without a warrant and probable cause (evidence that some kind of criminal activity was afoot). While the literal purpose of the amendment is to protect our property and our bodies from unwarranted government intrusion, the moral intention behind it is to protect our human dignity.

    Unfortunately, the indignities being heaped upon us by the architects and agents of the American police state—whether or not we’ve done anything wrong—don’t end with roadside strip searches. They’re just a foretaste of what is to come.

    As I make clear in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, the government doesn’t need to strip you naked by the side of the road in order to render you helpless. It has other methods, less subtle perhaps but equally humiliating, devastating and mind-altering, of stripping you of your independence, robbing you of your dignity, and undermining your rights.

    With every court ruling that allows the government to operate above the rule of law, every piece of legislation that limits our freedoms, and every act of government wrongdoing that goes unpunished, we’re slowly being conditioned to a society in which we have little real control over our lives. As Rod Serling, creator of the Twilight Zone and an insightful commentator on human nature, once observed, “We’re developing a new citizenry. One that will be very selective about cereals and automobiles, but won’t be able to think.”

    Indeed, not only are we developing a new citizenry incapable of thinking for themselves, we’re also instilling in them a complete and utter reliance on the government and its corporate partners to do everything for them—tell them what to eat, what to wear, how to think, what to believe, how long to sleep, who to vote for, whom to associate with, and on and on.

    In this way, we have created a welfare state, a nanny state, a police state, a surveillance state, an electronic concentration camp—call it what you will, the meaning is the same: in our quest for less personal responsibility, a greater sense of security, and no burdensome obligations to each other or to future generations, we have created a society in which we have no true freedom.

    Government surveillance, police abuse, SWAT team raids, economic instability, asset forfeiture schemes, pork barrel legislation, militarized police, drones, endless wars, private prisons, involuntary detentions, biometrics databases, free speech zones, etc.: these are mile markers on the road to a fascist state where citizens are treated like cattle, to be branded and eventually led to the slaughterhouse.

    If there is any hope to be found it will be found in local, grassroots activism. In the words of Martin Luther King Jr., it’s time for “militant nonviolent resistance.”

    First, however, Americans must break free of the apathy-inducing turpor of politics, entertainment spectacles and manufactured news. Only once we are free of the chains that bind us—or to be more exact, the chains that “blind” us—can we become actively aware of the injustices taking place around us and demand freedom of our oppressors.

    SOURCE: The Rutherford Institute, August 2015

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  • Tina (GeneticPsychosMom) 10:41 on June 8, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Rogers is Narcissistic 

    Rogers Communications

    Rogers Communications

    Rogers TM is narcissistic. I know that it seems to be a bit of a stretch to consider a telecommunications agency a narcissist, but they behave the same way. Take courtship. First they flood you with attention. They make promises of low prices and great services. There are flyers, radio bits, television commercials and large signs near the highway and on the boards at the arena. They are going to meet all of your communication needs, and with very low-cost. They are shiny, flashy and charismatic and they will do everything possible to make you happy.

    This is equivalent to the “flooding” stage when you are dating a narcissist. The gifts, the calls, the text messages just to say hello. They want to spend more time with you and they can’t stop thinking about you.

    Once you sign on, and let’s not forget that for most of the “deals” you have to sign a contract, they ignore you. It becomes obvious that all of their promises to provide great services were just lies to lure you in, get you to commit, make you believe that you would have a great relationship.

    The internet is spotty and slow. It is impossible to watch Netflix because the connection cannot be maintained well enough. The cable channels pixelate and stall and sometimes there is just no internet connection for hours.

    You still see the promotions, the advertisements, the promises. You know that Rogers is trying to get new customers. They are courting other individuals. You are no longer that valuable, because they “have” you already. It is the new conquests that are now the focus of their attention and energy. Since you are already on a contract there is no sense spending any time or effort keeping you happy. Rogers invests a huge amount in trying to get new business, but almost no effort in servicing current customers.

    Calls to their service department are met with complicated automated attendants that take your through several levels of menus and require personal information. This requires you to be patient and tolerate an automated voice giving you attitude before your call gets put on hold. While you wait for a human voice to come to the other end of the line, you are entertained with commercials telling you how great the service is and all of the features you can sign up for.

    When the call is answered, you hear a greeting that is repeated so often that you cannot discern what the person is actually saying. “elloeyeaimeisoaney” What?? Oanney… Really, oh I get it, “Hello my name is Soaney”. This person is obviously from an offshore company. Their accent is so strong and their English is so intelligible, that you cannot understand what they are saying. Again, this is your fault for having unrealistic expectations.

    When you do explain that your WiFi router is not working, it is your fault. It is clear that you did not put the router into its own room. It needs its own power source, there cannot be anything else plugged into the outlet. For heaven’s sake, do NOT use a powerbar, how disrespectful. There cannot be any cord free telephones in the room, computers, microwaves or electricity using appliances. I must say, “Sorry for letting you down, but I never considered having a separate room for my modem. I guess it IS my fault that it didn’t work”.

    When you insist that you need things to improve, Rogers will say things like, “We can help you with your reception, but we’ll have to charge you extra. We can send a technician out to the house, to move your modem/router, but it will cost you.” “We make no guarantee that things will get better. You must take some responsibility for this, it is things like YOUR tile floors that are interfering with the functioning of our router, so it is your fault”.

    Any disagreement with a narcissist is always YOUR fault.

    When you do realize that not only is Rogers not meeting your needs, but also they are blaming you for all of the problems, you decide to break it off and go with another telecommunications provider. Then, the charm turns on. Then they try to make amends. You start hearing things like, “Well, we can send someone out to move your router to a more, appropriate spot and make sure our signal to your house is strong. No, that will no longer cost, $50 like we said earlier, we value your business”. Rogers offers discounts, incentives, a temporary upgrade and extra services at no cost. Where were these concessions while I was a customer?

    Finally, when you do cancel your service they turn against you. You are the enemy and they will use every bit of power they have against you. They continue to charge you for thirty days after you cancel the service, because they can. However, they stop providing the service before this month is up because they know there is nothing that you can do about it.

    When you start seeing everything as narcissistic, it may be time to step back…

    Excerpt via Rogers is Narcissistic | Wendy Powell.

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    • James 12:10 on June 8, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Maybe Rogers is an outlier in the U.S., but his is fairly typical behaviour of UK companies that provide a service, particularly anything which requires signing up to a fixed-term contract (broadband / TV providers, phone companies, banks etc…)

      There was even a series of commercials run by one building society (basically a bank without shareholders) highlighting the dodgy practises of some of their rivals.

      Here’s an example, complete with colourful regional accents:

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      • @GeneticPsycho (Tina) 15:12 on June 8, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        Rogers is in Canada. It appears that all of the English-speaking countries are having the same problems with corrupt business and government.

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        • James 16:47 on June 8, 2015 Permalink | Reply

          We have similar cultures. I guess Canada is halfway between that which is British and what is more American.

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