Monday, March 5, 2012

When You Are Governed By Psychopaths

"The Earth is our bitch"
Recently Dredd Blog has criticized the dialogue that characterizes the deniers of climate change, who have been deceived by oil company operatives.

That characterization, which I have complained of, has been one of using financial analysis to fathom their motives, instead of using an analysis based on principles of psychoanalysis.

Psychoanalysis of both the deniers, as well as those who misinform the deniers about the consequences of their "the Earth is our bitch to do with as we please" state of mind and philosophy.

This post today will sorta combine and condense the work of several Dredd Blog System series that deal with the subject.

The way we will do that is by using the Hare Psychopathy Checklist, but additionally, as a starter, we will sprinkle in this tidbit:
One out of every 10 Wall Street employees is a clinical psychopath, the CFA Institute (an investment and financial analysis organization) reports in the latest issue of CFA Magazine. That makes psychopathy 10 times more prevalent among New York’s financial elite than among us plebeians, for which the accepted statistic is a more palatable one in 100. [Update]
(Huffington Post books about Psychopaths, emphasis added). This type of analysis and critique of the 1% elite (who are leading us over the edge of a war / ecocide cliff into catastrophe), is a move in the proper direction.

The Dredd Blog System series-sources include, but are not limited to the following example posts:
Thin Ice
The Etiology of Social Dementia
MOMCOM's Mass Suicide & Murder Pact
The Peak of Sanity
The Damage Has Been Done
The Damage Cannot Be Undone?
Shadow of Time Governs The Earth
State Crimes Against Democracy
The Germ Theory of Government
Any other poignant posts, besides those, will be added when needed to zero in on particular subjects or situations (see also A Culture of Mania).

Now let's consider the checklist for psychopathy:
Factor 1: Personality "Aggressive narcissism"

Glibness/superficial charm
Grandiose sense of self-worth
Pathological lying
Lack of remorse or guilt
Shallow affect (genuine emotion is short-lived and egocentric)
Callousness; lack of empathy
Failure to accept responsibility for own actions

Factor 2: Case history "Socially deviant lifestyle"

Need for stimulation/proneness to boredom
Parasitic lifestyle
Poor behavioral control
Lack of realistic long-term goals
Juvenile delinquency
Early behavior problems
Revocation of conditional release
(Hare Psychopathy Checklist, Wikipedia, links added). These traits define MOMCOM accurately, but also note the differences between a sociopath and a psychopath.

MOMCOM has enough WMD to destroy life on the planet 50 times over, and is viciously destroying the ecosystem of the Earth even as we blog.

Meanwhile, MOMCOM's propaganda arms preach about how peaceful and caring MOMCOM is.

The blog Serendipity encourages readers of one of its posts to also read this current Dredd Blog series and provides links at the bottom of that blog's post (Be sure to read "Bush Is Not A Moron").

The next post in this series is here.

New song by Springsteen & E-Street Band about the plunder barons:


  1. So, does that mean we have enough newks surrounding Iran to deter them from building a weapon to hurt Israel?

  2. Kathy,

    Psychopaths do not care for facts that would indicate people are being harmed, and are going to be harmed even more.

    Check out the Hare Psychopathy Checklist for an indication of why we are going in the W direction full speed.

    Read Thin Ice, The Exceptional American Denial, and Agnotology: The Surge.

    Others who have commented take note that the Dredd Blog does not publish senseless comments by deniers.

  3. Some have to flee the toxic environment to resist the psychopaths: Link

  4. The eve of destruction approaches: Link

  5. how much more do people need to see