December 09, 2012

Restoring Our Humanity: Surviving Within A Sociopathic Society

Niccolò Machiavelli
 “the ends justifies the means”
“Men are so simple of mind, and so much dominated by their immediate needs, that a deceitful man will always find plenty who are ready to be deceived.”
Niccolò Machiavelli

They have two arms, two legs, a head and a torso - but, even though they walk and talk like humans, one key ingredient is missing from their make-up - they are lacking what we refer to as a conscience! Bereft of a moral compass to establish right from wrong, they are incapable of feeling guilt or shame, going through life unable to feel empathy or concern for others, seeing only themselves as the victim. Conditioned during childhood to deaden all feelings of empathy toward others, they grow up learning to manipulate others into getting what they desire by engendering pity and playing on their sympathy. Beware though, that should they sense that the 'victim card' no longer works, the desire for control is so great that they then turn to fear tactics, the more predatorial in nature being termed psychopaths!

So who are these people missing a basic part of their humanity, thinking the end justifies the means? They are your next-door neighbor, a cop on the beat, a religious leader, even a close family member, but they seem to gravitate to occupations that require control over others, like police and politicians. Sociopaths are often quite charismatic and very charming as well as being compulsive, polished liars and tend to be highly intelligent people, who nevertheless can never accept being wrong or apologize. Because of their highly developed manipulation skills they tend to rise to the top of an organization. Though the most extreme end up leaders of religious cults like Heaven's Gate or The Peoples Temple, many cultivate a guru-like following, gaining pleasure out of manipulating others to do their bidding!

As shown in the first video these controllers wear a mask of sanity to appear normal to the rest of us! For them any action, no matter how harmful to others is justified if it helps them achieve their goals. It should be no surprise then that this disease goes beyond people to infect institutions like the State. Careful observation reveals that States share sociopathic tendencies like the ends justify the means, and lack of concern for how their actions affect individuals - whilst playing on the public's sympathy!

So, having identified the sociopath how do we avoid being his victim, or worse - becoming like him? Well, if you are a rudderless ship you will end up where the currents take you - make sure your own moral compass is operational. Don't rely on others to tell you what's right - start thinking for yourself. Be authentic by ensuring your words and actions are in agreement - walk your talk. Most importantly, always be ready to speak truth to power, defending the rights of even those with whom you disagree!

Sociopaths such as Jim Jones, Bernie Madoff, and countless others who occupy prominent positions, have learned how to hijack our humanity and trust for their own selfish ends. To overcome the scam we must first awaken to their ploy and reclaim our humanity - by reasserting our God-given free will!

Societies based on totalitarianism, ruled by rudderless sociopaths soon end up destroying themselves! The path trodden by the Nazis and Soviets - that of absolute control - is the same path being trod by many countries today. To avoid sharing in their destruction you can choose to reclaim your humanity!

The American Sociopathocracy

We have known since the ancient world that all great power drives human beings insane with hubris so that they are blinded to the dangers their powers produce and to the total moral blindness that engulfs their minds and hearts – sociopathy.
The ancient Greeks thought of this catastrophic madness overwhelmingly in terms of political and military power because hubris is most obvious in those realms and has always led quickly to the destruction of those blinded by it and their armies and states, if the people do not first overthrow the blinded sociopaths.
But vast power is also bestowed by vast wealth, fame, and sexual prowess and these also trigger soaring hubris and its blindness and sociopathy.
In America we see all of these sources of hubris at the extreme in the first truly global empire, in the world-destroying nuclear and bio-chemical weapons, in the vast concentrations of wealth at the top, in the vast fame of the global media, and in the sexual revolution and all the drug and beauty industries supporting it.
Hubris engulfed the Church as its vast powers and wealth grew over the centuries. But all concentrations of power, wealth, fame and sexual prowess were small and local compared to the explosion of all of these at the top of the U.S, global empire in this past century.
And, of course, hubris has totally engulfed everyone at the top of the immense U.S. system. Our rulers are so totally blinded by hubris that they cannot even see the obvious fact that America has become a travesty of the original land of Constitutional freedoms and the land of the brave defending those. The shining city on a hill that inspired the world with hope has become a vast, totalitarian police state and murderous empire loathed by all of mankind except other sociopaths wanting to share in the immense plunder and power and by those too ignorant to see that the once shining city has become a terrible black hole of debts and atrocities.
Hubris engulfed not only the political and military rulers, but also the big corp. rulers and even big science in the past 65 years as the "famous scientists" became the high priests of government weapons industries and the absolutist proclaimers of media truth. The Los Alamos scientists fought against this sociopathic "science" at first, but they died away or joined the political empire and went on to help produce more world-destroying weapons, such as hydrogen bombs and bio-chemical dooms-day poisons, viruses and bacteria.
Now the big bio-scientists are powerful, famous, rich and the absolutist proclaimers of truth, so they are engulfed by hubris and sociopathic blindness to their dangers to mankind. They cannot see that they have become Frankenstein pseudo-scientists and death.
No human society can survive long when ruled by totally blinded sociopaths. They quickly destroy themselves, as we older people have seen over and over again in our own lives if we have closely studied what has been happening around the world. The Soviet Sociopathocracy lasted only one long lifetime and then destroyed itself, imploding from the inside. The Nazi Sociopathocracy grew into a totally blinded empire far faster than the Soviets and lasted only about fourteen years. The American Sociopathocracy grew slowly for most of the last century and then began soaring from the victories of WWII. It took many more decades for the rulers at the top to get total control of our society. They have had that total control for only the past few decades. They are now destroying themselves and their vast, totalitarian system at a soaring rate. Their immense black hole of bad debts alone is swallowing up America at the rate of many trillions more in bad debt every year, much of it hidden by the sociopathic lies broadcast by the sociopathic Republicrat media to the American slaves.

December 3, 2012

Jack D. Douglas [send him mail] is a retired professor of sociology from the University of California at San Diego. He has published widely on all major aspects of human beings, most notably The Myth of the Welfare State.

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