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“The global banking industry is nothing more than the largest, legalised, organised crime syndicate.” ------ Michael Tellinger

"The biological, psychological, moral and economic destruction of the majority of normal people becomes, for the pathocrats, a biological necessity." ~ Dr Andrew Łobaczewski

In his book, "The Bureau", William C. Sullivan quotes Charlie Winstead as saying, (P.27),  "When I investigate a man and prove he's a criminal, if he doesn't already work for the government, they'll hire him. If he already has a government job, once they hear he's a crook they'll promote him. The criminals in Congress only feel comfortable with other criminals." A WRIT FOR MARTYRS by Eustace Mullins

"Mankind has a natural predator, the psychopath, and this predator is invisible because there are no easily discernible markings that set him apart.....Early in the book, Łobaczewski describes his experiences in university where he first encountered the phenomenon. He went into the library to get some books on the question of Psychopathy and found to his amazement that they had all been removed! This fact demonstrates a self-awareness of their difference amongst at least some of them, and in the case of Poland under communism, of those in a position of power highly enough placed to get books removed from the university library.....approximately 18% of any given population is active in the creation and imposition of a Pathocracy (or the attempt to create and impose same). The 6% group constitute the Pathocratic nobility and the 12% group forms the new bourgeoisie, whose economic situation is the most advantageous."---  The Trick of the Psychopath's Trade: Make Us Believe that Evil Comes from Others

"The religion of 'authority' is based upon the illusion and Falsehood that some are Masters, who may set arbitrary dictates which ar not based in Morality and enforced by violence, while others are Slaves who have a 'moral obligation' to obey the arbitrary dictates set by the Masters.  That is what the BELIEF in 'authority' IS.  This is not my OPINION of what it is, THAT IS WHAT IT IS, and this is a Falsehood.  It does not exists in Reality, it is an Illusion, it is a mental construct of an imbalanced Mind and an imbalanced Psyche.  And the biggest Manifestation of this universal Religion called the BELIEF in 'authority' is Government."  ~  Mark Passio

“The present system is one of conscious cruelty....It bears down on those least able to bear it. The bureaucratic inefficiency is vindictive and hunger is being used as a weapon. People are being forced to look for work that doesn’t exist.” ~ Ken Loach

“I've noticed a fascinating phenomenon in my thirty years of teaching: schools and schooling are increasingly irrelevant to the great enterprises of the planet. No one believes anymore that scientists are trained in science classes or politicians in civics classes or poets in English classes. The truth is that schools don't really teach anything except how to obey orders. This is a great mystery to me because thousands of humane, caring people work in schools as teachers and aides and administrators, but the abstract logic of the institution overwhelms their individual contributions. Although teachers to care and do work very, very hard, the institution is psychopathic -- it has no conscience. It rings a bell and the young man in the middle of writing a poem must close his notebook and move to a different cell where he must memorize that humans and monkeys derive from a common ancestor.” ― John Taylor Gatto, Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

[2014 April] Whistleblower Randy Cramer Tells About Secret Military Operations on Mars By Eve Lorgen  The Bronze ones, also refer to themselves as the Grandchildren of the Great Dragon Li. They believe that the Galaxy is sentient and that they’re job is much like white blood cells in the body of the galaxy. They’re goal is to rid all planets in the galaxy of “cancer” and “disease” as they put it. We’re neither to them, we’re a part of the Gaian ecosystem that should have opportunity to flourish, but “infections” by other species and by a sociopathic strain in our own species  threaten the whole ecosystem  of the entire planet,  and subsequently the entire solar system and this corner of the galaxy, potentially. They would like to stop what’s here before it spreads.  Culling back the population to a few hundred million and starting over is an option for them, but they consider it very wasteful and would prefer to save the species, as is, while removing the harmful components.

Martin, who has performed many exorcisms, many carefully documented and some quite gruesome and even fatal, is careful to warn of such entities. Then I met one, a psychologist working for the State of Michigan.  He came to light when I was told he had arranged for a murder for hire, more blackmail than hire, and extensive involvement in human trafficking under pretty unpleasant circumstances.  I interviewed him on several occasions.  I was younger then, not unbloodied by any means, but could only describe a feeling of pervasive evil that eminated from him. As I remember, he thought me rigid.  I considered him a psychopath, capable of any act and obsessed with debasing anyone he had power over and he had power over hundreds, the power of life and death quite actually.  Still the non-believer, I would say he was possessed, a demonic presence.  If I have been around others, and I have been around some unsavourable types, this is someone who went “there” and beyond.[2012 May] War, Press TV and Death By Political Correctness by Gordon Duff

The one in the suit was not as sadistic as the other human appearing hybrids or the lower order reptilians who can only be described as psychopaths and sociopaths, although they can mask those traits (psychopathic and sociopath) in public very well. The one in the suit was more business like.  I have seen them in law enforcement, running and working in restaurants, in libraries, bar and grills, clubs, antique shops, and art galleries. I am sure that you could find them in every area of human society.  The hybrids are psychopaths and sociopaths, although like I stated earlier they can mask those very disturbing  traits extremely well while operating in public.  Some do not demonstrate any emotion at all, and are very business like.  Interview with a Male Abductee about Reptilians and Hybrids by James Bartley

Hitler is everywhere now. There are parts of him in every leader in the world. Governments are occult organisations dedicated to the destruction of their citizens' lives by whatever means is most profitable. We live in a Mafia State. You do in your country too.  New Zealand is ruled by a mafia of paedophiles. What we are witnessing is the transfer of control from national governments to the Shadow World Government and from there to the One World Order where heterosexual male individuality is treated with the utmost suspicion - as virtual treason.   Patriotism is now treasonous. All that defined yesterday's heroes is now under attack. Hitler was a British Agent by Greg Hallett

"We bought Saddam Hussein into power, we lent him billions of dollars, we built chemical plants for him, knowing full well that these chemical plants were being used to produce chemical weapons that would be employed against the Kurds and the Iranians."--[vid] Apologies Of An Economic Hitman | Full Documentary by JOHN PERKINS

[2011] Female Psychopaths - Smear Campaigns, Bullying, Flattery, Lovebombing, High Testosterone and Self Pity by Thomas Sheridan  BPD was invented as a drug treatment programme. That's it. They had some new drugs and needed some made up "conditions" to boost sales. In other words big pharma in colusion with psychiatrists made it up. Good for business.
    What makes this BPD even more absurd is there have been no empirical or clinical evalutions done to test the validity of the diagnosis. If you look at what it is - nearly all the same sympthoms are psychopathic behaviour. Just another rebrading to sell drugs.
    Now what is really sickening is that the concept of a drug or treatment for BPD gives victims living with psychopaths now rebranded as "Borderline" a false hope of a "cure" while also the label is being applied to people who are non psychopathic and may just have emotional problems. It is a social timebomb if you ask me.
    One of the reasons why the stats of male v female psychopaths are so skewed is that most female psychopaths are being diagnosed as BPD rather than as psychopaths. This also allows them lenient treatment in courts on the basis that they can be medicated out of their pathology.
    Psychopathy/sociopathy is a pathology that is VERY easy to confirm. We have excellent diagnostic tools coupled with CAT scan technology which give a 100% spot on confirmation - no guess work. It is perhaps the most easily determined metal disorder of all. Yet more and more of these predators are being tagged as BPD and being allowed a free ticket to hunt at will. If they get caught. They can be "cured". A complete disaster in every way except for the psychopaths.

Review: Jon Ronson's The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry  Psychopaths are different. They have the shape of a human, the outer form. They walk, talk, speak, eat, and breathe. They may even collect McDonald's toys or statues of predators, like the psychopaths interviewed by Ronson. But when it comes to the inner essence that makes us human, that part of another that we come to love and appreciate, no, they are not human. They are an intraspecies predator. Not quite human

[2009] 'Homo International' Controls East & West -- Soviet Defector Klimov discovered that the Soviet system was dominated by a secret society of sociopaths bonded by a common pathology termed 'the power complex'. "This complex is usually associated with suppressed sadism, which in turn is result of latent homosexuality......Klimov observed that admission up the ladder of the power structure required membership in the usual secret societies - "Masons, Shriners, Illuminates,  Theosophy, etc......They rely upon a social structure of hierarchy based upon fear and covetous envy - the essence of sado-masochism.  It's the 'dog eat dog' rat race culture.  As a translator and communications expert, Klimov saw normal productive individuals like himself were essentially prisoners in the system serving these degenerate 'superiors' out of fear. .....Working inside the top secret level of the CIA it wasn't long before he recognized the same culture of degenerates operates both sides behind the scenes.
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Klimov's discovery of a sado-homo-cidal mafia at the top levels of power whether East or West coincides with Jim Garrison's 1967 independent investigation into the Kennedy Assassination. Garrison was told of the Washington DC 'homosexual elite' which constitutes the secret government.  Garrison concluded that a primary reason Kennedy was so blatantly and brutally murdered before the American public was their contempt for Kennedy's heterosexuality.

[2010 Aug] Time for Change: Why the Corrupt Few Wreak So Much Death, Destruction, and Suffering on the Rest of us Lobaczewski writes a lot about the role of ideology for individuals or groups in the ponerogenic process that leads to pathocracies. The ideology itself is usually not inherently evil (although it may be, as in the case of Nazism), and the ideology does not generally characterize the movement or group. Rather, the ideology serves as a mask, to hide the actual intentions of the group. Lobaczewski explains it like this:....."The fact is, even normal people, who condemn this kind of union along with its ideologies, feel hurt and deprived of something constituting part of their own romanticism, their way of perceiving reality, when a widely idealized group is exposed as little more than a gang of criminals."
    A perfect example of this explanation, in my opinion, is the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq. If George Bush and Dick Cheney had told the American public, in their run-up to war, that it was necessary to invade and occupy Iraq in order to open up tens of billions of dollars worth of economic opportunity for their corporate cronies and to gain access to Iraqi oil, the American people and even their corporate news media would have been hard pressed to drum up much enthusiasm for war. Instead, we were provided with (especially after the “weapons of mass destruction” excuse was proven to be a lie) the ideology of democracy (We’re doing it to bring democracy to the Iraqi people) and anti-terrorism (We have to fight them over there so we don’t have to fight them here.)
    The last paragraph of Lobaczewski’s that I cite above explains why so many normal Americans are willing to accept the lame excuses of psychopaths hiding behind a wall of ideology. Acknowledging that our leaders are no more than criminal thugs and psychopaths is just too painful for most Americans. It is much more comfortable for them to believe that their country goes to war for idealistic and generous purposes.

"[American leaders] are perhaps not so much immoral as they are amoral. It's not that they take pleasure in causing so much death and suffering. It's that they just don't care ... the same that could be said about a sociopath. As long as the death and suffering advance the agenda of the empire, as long as the right people and the right corporations gain wealth and power and privilege and prestige, as long as the death and suffering aren't happening to them or people close to them ... then they just don't care about it happening to other people, including the American soldiers whom they throw into wars and who come home-the ones who make it back alive-with Agent Orange or Gulf War Syndrome eating away at their bodies. American leaders would not be in the positions they hold if they were bothered by such things."  [2003] Killing Hope by William Blum

Mankind has a natural predator, the psychopath, and this predator is invisible because there are no easily discernible markings that set him apart.....Early in the book, Łobaczewski describes his experiences in university where he first encountered the phenomenon. He went into the library to get some books on the question of psychopathy and found to his amazement that they had all been removed! This fact demonstrates a self-awareness of their difference amongst at least some of them, and in the case of Poland under communism, of those in a position of power highly enough placed to get books removed from the university library.....approximately 18% of any given population is active in the creation and imposition of a Pathocracy (or the attempt to create and impose same). The 6% group constitute the Pathocratic nobility and the 12% group forms the new bourgeoisie, whose economic situation is the most advantageous.  The Trick of the Psychopath's Trade: Make Us Believe that Evil Comes from Others

The covert operators that I ran with would blow up a 747 with 300 people to kill one person. They are total sociopaths with no conscience whatsoever." -- Former Pentagon CID Investigator Gene Wheaton

 

 Tvedten explained how he first became aware of the way this works when he was still in his twenties, starting to spray the six acre pond on his farm with DDT. That was the 60s and the awareness that would be spawned by the environmental movement was still in the future. Each year the mosquitoes that assailed his guests when he entertained in the evening got worse. He found himself spraying massive amounts of DDT several times a night....Tvedten realized that there were no longer any dragonflies darting over the pond. DDT hit them also, destroying the natural predators that had kept the pesky mosquitoes at bay. So he bought some dragonflies and released them into the area around the water. It worked.
       Every year, as soon as the dragonflies hatch, the mosquitoes disappear. That was the beginning of many changes on his farm and in his work as a pest control professional.
     “There was a time when I loved to go out and smell the earth; you could smell the life it it. That has changed. Today food is really grown hydroponically. The soil holds it up but no longer nourishes it. That means that we are also dying, slowly, of malnutrition. The people who would do this to children, to all of us, have no souls. I have looked into their eyes and seen that.” Poisoning The Earth For Profit - DDT, A Vaccine For Mosquitoes? by Melinda Pillsbury-Foster

"My view is, there exists a group of people in the world that have a disease. I call it the "power disease." They want to rule and control other people. They are a more important plague than cancer, pneumonia, bubonic plague, tuberculosis, and heart disease put together. They can only think how to obliterate, control, and use each other. They use people as nothing more than instruments to cast aside when they don't need them any more. There are fifty million people a year being consumed in a nutritional holocaust around the world; nobody gives a damn about starvation. If fifty million white Westerners were dying, affluent Western society would worry, but as long as it's fifty million Third World people dying every year, it doesn't matter...............The structure we have now is, the sicker you are socially, the more likely it is that you'll come out at the top of the heap."---Dr John Gofman (Nuclear Witnesses, Insiders Speak Out, by Leslie J. Freeman)

"The World Health Organisation (WHO) was a cover for bringing together an inside group of people whose purpose and intent was much different than what was generally thought and publicly portrayed.  Lots of illegal activity went on without detection and across borders...among other things, it was also a cover for drug deals, child prostitution, heinous experiments on human beings, illegal sale of babies etc.........Most of the free trade these men were REALLY alluding to was in illegal drugs (cocaine, heroin), pornography, prostitution, and weaponry.....These men had no scruples, no compassion or ability to empathize with the feelings of others; instead they were self-seeking and ruthless---without conscience."---- Thanks for the Memories: The Memoirs of Bob Hope's and Henry Kissinger's mind control slave by Brice Taylor p91.

 "A man who doesn't have good sex resents life living itself; he wants to force and control it; he identifies with priests; he thinks business and sport, war and politics are more important than home building and garden tending, wife cultivating and child rearing; he no longer remembers his youth; his feelings, like his environment, are simply something to be dominated and destroyed; he is not moved by the Living......----J.James

Meet No Sympathy. He’s cold, blunt, uncaring, unfeeling. You aren’t going to like him. A man without a conscience, he appears to be totally emotionless. He’s the person for whom most of our explicit swear words were coined. ...When people get upset by his actions (and many do), the 1.2 is genuinely surprised. Such emotions are unreal to him. His aloof rigidity is the result of tightly holding down a violent charge of Anger. He’s using so much effort to suppress Anger that he shuts off all emotions—high and low.--Ruth Minshull

They exhibit a cluster of distinctive personality traits, the most significant of which is an utter lack of conscience. They also have huge egos, short tempers, and an appetite for excitement -- a dangerous mix. In a typical prison population, about 20 percent of the inmates satisfy the Hare definition of a psychopath, but they are responsible for over half of all violent crime. ...Hare estimates that 1 percent of the population -- 300,000 people in Canada -- are psychopaths......The number of psychopaths in society is about the same as the number of schizophrenics, but unlike schizophrenics, psychopaths aren't loners. That means most of us have met or will meet one....PSYCHOPATHS AMONG US by Dr. Robert Hare

Why are corporate laws are so awry? Because the ones who designed them are psychopaths. The scaly ones behind the multinationals, the ones who seek to control the planet made corporations as their instruments of control. That is why they are feudal in design, not democratic.---Zuerrnnovahh-Starr Livingstone

Vivisection: The Psychopathic AspectSadism is a very ugly word, which serves to define a very ugly psychopathy - a mental disease. Vivisectors have been known to accept with equanimity the allegation of being money grubbers - of doing cruel experiments only to gain money or a professorship. But we have never known a vivisector who bore with equanimity the allegation of being a sadist. They always reacted to all such allegations with frothing, like other psychopaths when they are confronted with the nature of their disorder.  If it is a mistake to believe that all vivisectors are sadists, it would be another mistake to believe that sadism is not rampant in the animal laboratories. It is. In fact, for men and women (more men, as a rule) who are affected by this grave psychopathy (mental malady), and on top of it are animal haters, what kind of remunerated occupation could be more gratifying than a job in a viviection laboratory?  Preface by Hans Ruesch to 1000 Doctors (and many more) Against Vivisection


[Psychopath projecting, watch DVD to see him.] "Those who attempt to dispel the notion that HIV is the cause of AIDS are perpetrators of death... I think that people like Peter Duesberg belong in jail... I suggest to you that Peter Duesberg is probably the closest thing we have in this world to a scientific psychopath." — Mark Wainberg, Canadian AIDS researcher (Scovill 2004 http://www.theothersideofaids.com )

[Sums him up!] "In organized quackery, the scum rises to the top,....the freedom of choice they're shouting for is a code word for freedom to deceive......I submit to you that they're psychopaths born with a brain defect that makes them pathological liars." ---Dr. Victor Herbert  (from Vegetarian Times, August, 1991, p.88)


". . .a person lacking eros (love) can be charming. . .the presence of eros makes life difficult for people. . .Eros means caring, and if someone cares for whatever or whoever it may be, worries, nervousness, even neurotic tensions can be the result. Loving persons are seldom cool and relaxed, but people suffering from a deficient eros are unconcerned and so do not worry; often they are very relaxed and easy-going. It is agreeable to be with people who are deficient in eros; they usually know how to behave pleasantly and can be socially delightful--except when eros is needed." (from The Emptied Soul).

Psychopathy is a personality or character disorder. They are not crazy people, although some, like Charles Manson, can also suffer from paranoia and schizophrenic-like symptoms. For this reason, sometimes people think psychopaths are crazy.

Hare writes that "the majority of psychopaths manage to ply their trade without murdering people. By focusing too much on the most brutal and newsworthy examples of their behavior, we run the risk of remaining blind to the larger picture: psychopaths who don't kill but who have a personal impact on our daily lives." (Hare, 6).

 

Nearly everyone has a "friend, colleague, relative, or acquaintance whose life is touched by ASP (psychopathy). The disorder is so common that not to know an antisocial is itself remarkable. The closer one is to the disorder, the more one knows about its destructive potential." (Black, XV).

Also, it's important to note that "in a psychiatric context, the term antisocial has nothing to do with a person's ability to socialize and is not used to describe those who are shy, inhibited, reclusive, or withdrawn. Rather, it implies a rebellion against society, a denial of the obligations that tie individuals to one another. People with ASP (psychopathy)can be expertly social, adept at manipulating others when it serves their devious purposes, but their relationships tend to be superficial, short-lived, and bereft of trust." (Black, XIIII).

Guggenbuhl-Craig states that they are very talented at appearing much more humble than the average person, but are hardly so.

In one of Dr. Donald Black's studies, many of the men were "overwhelmingly white, blue collar, lower middle class, and married, and most had not graduated from high school." (Black, 14). (Let me add, despite Dr. Blacks' studies, psychopaths can still exist in any social class. Do not be misled).

What is very disturbing about psychopaths, besides their sense of special entitlement, is the complete lack of empathy for normal people, for "antisocials (psychopaths) seem to lack a conscience, feeling little or no empathy for the people whose lives they touch...the antisocial effortlessly resists all regulation, unable to see beyond his self-interest or to adopt standards of right versus wrong." (Black, XIII).

Not all psychopath are uneducated low-class misfits. Some of them are quite handsome and have good careers, and use this all the more to their benefit. Take a look at Ted Bundy; my friend's mother once went on a double-date with him and claimed he was the nicest person. His mother said he was the "best son any mother could have." Bundy was also apparently quite good-looking, which made him even more dangerous.

There is much to the psychopathic personality which is baffling and disturbing. According to Tim Field and a few other experts, 1 in about 25-30 people are psychopathic (sometimes referred to as sociopaths or anti-social -- the correct title being psychopath.)

"Antisocials/psychopaths are not just characters in our fictional or true-life entertainments. They are family members, friends, co-workers, neighbors, or strangers we may encounter every day." (Black, 10).

Pamela Jayne, M.A., writes that "30% of men are sociopathic." I would assume this is not something to take lightly. According to these statistics, that would mean every three out of ten men and maybe every one out of ten females. The truth is, we do not really know exactly how many individuals are psychopathic; however, there seems to be a rise in the prevalence of psychopathy and that is why some claim that numbers are higher.

Dr. Black claims that psychopathy leads right behind depression, along with schizophrenia and borderline personality disorder, which is an astounding fact.

Tim Field, a noted author and researcher of psychopathy, believes that the psychopath picks out people who can see through him: "A bully's (sociopath) apparent self-esteem and self-confidence is actually arrogance, an unsustainable belief of invulnerability honed from his willingness to act outside the bounds of society to ensure their survival. Targets (or victims) are people who can see through the arrogance to perceive the empty shell behind it - and bullies can sense who can see through them, furthering the target's elimination." (Bully OnLine).

They have "an uncanny ability to spot and use 'nurturant' women -- that is, those who have a powerful need to help or mother others." (Hare, 149). As Hare recounts, a particular "nurturance-seeking missile" who had a local reputation for attracting a steady stream of female visitors seemed to have this talent. He was "not particularly good-looking or very interesting to talk to. But he had a certain cherubic quality that some women, staff included, seemed to find attractive. One woman commented that she 'always had an urge to cuddle him.' Another said that 'he needs mothering.'" (Hare, 149).

Guggenbuhl-Craig, writes in his book The Emptied Soul, that "Relationships (for psychopaths) are things of the moment. . .their motto seem(s) to be 'Out of sight, out of mind.' (41)

Psychopaths have a grandiose self-structure which demands "a scornful and detached devaluation of others" (Gacon et al 1992), in order to ward off envy toward the good perceived in people.

The psychopathic personality can also be very convincing. They may "ramble and tell stories that seem unlikely in light of what is known about them. Typically, they attempt to appear familiar with sociology, psychiatry, medicine, psychology, philosophy, poetry, literature, art, or law. A signpost to this trait is often a smooth lack of concern at being found out." (Hare, 35).

In Dr. Black's studies, many of the men he talked to had "no qualms about admitting their past and current misdeeds, even inflating them..." for their benefit. (Black, 14). Psychopaths show a "disturbing lack of empathy and fail to learn from their experiences, always blaming someone else for their problems and misdeeds." (Black, 16). They also feel no need to explain why "their every betrayal is justified. One of their main features is the ease with which they can betray others.

Guggenbuhl-Craig expresses, "Since love and morality do not get in their way, they often succeed in bewitching those around them." (122)

Also, the psychopath can be very good at feigning love. Guggenbuhl-Craig recalls a few incidents about a psychopath who deluged his sweetheart with presents and affection. None of it was real even though the man acted like he cared for her. One of these psychopathic "romancers" later killed his partner and felt no remorse at all. The woman had merely been taken in by empty gestures. I suspect many women out there who are reading this will identify with this.

Lying is like breathing to the psychopath. When caught in a lie and challenged, they make up new lies, and don't care if they're found out. As Hare states, "Lying, deceiving, and manipulation are natural talents for psychopaths...When caught in a lie or challenged with the truth, they are seldom perplexed or embarrassed -- they simply change their stories or attempt to rework the facts so that they appear to be consistent with the lie. The results are a series of contradictory statements and a thoroughly confused listener." (Hare, 46).

Despite all their outward bravado, many psychopaths who report feeling depressed often describe themselves as black holes, empty, dark, void, etc, for "disorders like depression, alcohol or drug dependence, pathological gambling, and psychosexual disturbances can accompany ASP (psychopathy) and even may have been the driving force that led the patient to seek help." (Black, 71).

Psychopaths may also sense that they are different and damaged when compared with others, which feeds further resentments.

While charming, they seem confident because of the way they brag and bolster themselves. Dr. Black states that one of the most obvious signs of psychopathy is the way the individual will brag about his experiences, no matter "how unsavory...his apparent comfort with his deviant behavior, the ease with which he discuss(es) breaking every rule, (is) consistent with ASP (psychopathy)." (Black, 68).

In sum, the experience of dealing with a psychopath can be very troubling for most people, not to mention, when he is through with you, you will be vilified falsely. I recently asked Field about what one can do when faced with this problem (Field refers to them as sociopaths) and the apparent absence of justice when it comes to their behaviour -- Field's response was: "The main lesson I have learnt is that when dealing with a sociopath, the normal rules of etiquette do not apply. You are dealing with someone who has no empathy, no conscience, no remorse, and no guilt...It is a completely different mindset. Words like 'predator' and 'evil' are often used."

Dr. William Higgins claims that you "can't negotiate or bargain with psychopaths."

On the other hand, "psychopaths sometimes verbalize remorse but then contradict themselves in words or actions." (Hare, 41). Psychopaths may apologize or show remorse only to get away with something, but in the end you will be stabbed in the back and realize how very shallow their words were. Everyone who knows a psychopath will be stabbed in the back, sooner or later.

The psychopath also appears not to be able to remember what they had said or committed to for very long. They seem to always be living in the present. That is why they are usually guilty of being big promise-makers who cannot live up to their word. Once again, it will be the victim who must deal with the aftermath of all the psychopath's twists and turns, and when he gets you angry enough, you will be discredited as "defective" by him, and the psychopath will often make himself out to be the real victim. As John Wayne Gacy once said, "I was the victim, I was cheated out of my childhood."


Most of the excerpts  were taken from the following books about psychopathy:

Ditch That Jerk: Dealing With Men Who Control and Hurt Women Pamela Jayne, MA, makes a claim in her book that 30% of men are sociopathic.

The Emptied Soul Guggenbuhl-Craig believes that many psychopaths who walk among us are often those who hold upstanding positions in society, what he calls compensated psychopaths. Find out more in this most fascinating book.

Violent Attachments Meloy's brilliant foray into the twisted relationships between psychopaths and the women who love them. This is a more clinical type of book, but still makes for very interesting reading.

Antisocial Behavior Dr. Wolman believes that our society is already showing evidence of an "epidemic of sociopaths" and says he wrote his book as a "wake up call." Read his book to find out why.

Without Conscience The classic book by Dr. Hare. A must read.

Bad Boys, Bad Men Dr. Black's book about sociopathy in lower class populations of males.

 




". . .a person lacking eros (love) can be charming. . .the presence of eros makes life difficult for people. . .Eros means caring, and if someone cares for whatever or whoever it may be, worries, nervousness, even neurotic tensions can be the result. Loving persons are seldom cool and relaxed, but people suffering from a deficient eros are unconcerned and so do not worry; often they are very relaxed and easy-going. It is agreeable to be with people who are deficient in eros; they usually know how to behave pleasantly and can be socially delightful--except when eros is needed." (from The Emptied Soul).

Psychopathy is a personality or character disorder. They are not crazy people, although some, like Charles Manson, can also suffer from paranoia and schizophrenic-like symptoms. For this reason, sometimes people think psychopaths are crazy.

Hare writes that "the majority of psychopaths manage to ply their trade without murdering people. By focusing too much on the most brutal and newsworthy examples of their behavior, we run the risk of remaining blind to the larger picture: psychopaths who don't kill but who have a personal impact on our daily lives." (Hare, 6).

Nearly everyone has a "friend, colleague, relative, or acquaintance whose life is touched by ASP (psychopathy). The disorder is so common that not to know an antisocial is itself remarkable. The closer one is to the disorder, the more one knows about its destructive potential." (Black, XV).

Also, it's important to note that "in a psychiatric context, the term antisocial has nothing to do with a person's ability to socialize and is not used to describe those who are shy, inhibited, reclusive, or withdrawn. Rather, it implies a rebellion against society, a denial of the obligations that tie individuals to one another. People with ASP (psychopathy)can be expertly social, adept at manipulating others when it serves their devious purposes, but their relationships tend to be superficial, short-lived, and bereft of trust." (Black, XIIII).

Guggenbuhl-Craig states that they are very talented at appearing much more humble than the average person, but are hardly so.

In one of Dr. Donald Black's studies, many of the men were "overwhelmingly white, blue collar, lower middle class, and married, and most had not graduated from high school." (Black, 14). (Let me add, despite Dr. Blacks' studies, psychopaths can still exist in any social class. Do not be misled).

What is very disturbing about psychopaths, besides their sense of special entitlement, is the complete lack of empathy for normal people, for "antisocials (psychopaths) seem to lack a conscience, feeling little or no empathy for the people whose lives they touch...the antisocial effortlessly resists all regulation, unable to see beyond his self-interest or to adopt standards of right versus wrong." (Black, XIII).

Not all psychopath are uneducated low-class misfits. Some of them are quite handsome and have good careers, and use this all the more to their benefit. Take a look at Ted Bundy; my friend's mother once went on a double-date with him and claimed he was the nicest person. His mother said he was the "best son any mother could have." Bundy was also apparently quite good-looking, which made him even more dangerous.

There is much to the psychopathic personality which is baffling and disturbing. According to Tim Field and a few other experts, 1 in about 25-30 people are psychopathic (sometimes referred to as sociopaths or anti-social -- the correct title being psychopath.)

"Antisocials/psychopaths are not just characters in our fictional or true-life entertainments. They are family members, friends, co-workers, neighbors, or strangers we may encounter every day." (Black, 10).

Pamela Jayne, M.A., writes that "30% of men are sociopathic." I would assume this is not something to take lightly. According to these statistics, that would mean every three out of ten men and maybe every one out of ten females. The truth is, we do not really know exactly how many individuals are psychopathic; however, there seems to be a rise in the prevalence of psychopathy and that is why some claim that numbers are higher.

Dr. Black claims that psychopathy leads right behind depression, along with schizophrenia and borderline personality disorder, which is an astounding fact.

Tim Field, a noted author and researcher of psychopathy, believes that the psychopath picks out people who can see through him: "A bully's (sociopath) apparent self-esteem and self-confidence is actually arrogance, an unsustainable belief of invulnerability honed from his willingness to act outside the bounds of society to ensure their survival. Targets (or victims) are people who can see through the arrogance to perceive the empty shell behind it - and bullies can sense who can see through them, furthering the target's elimination." (Bully OnLine).

They have "an uncanny ability to spot and use 'nurturant' women -- that is, those who have a powerful need to help or mother others." (Hare, 149). As Hare recounts, a particular "nurturance-seeking missile" who had a local reputation for attracting a steady stream of female visitors seemed to have this talent. He was "not particularly good-looking or very interesting to talk to. But he had a certain cherubic quality that some women, staff included, seemed to find attractive. One woman commented that she 'always had an urge to cuddle him.' Another said that 'he needs mothering.'" (Hare, 149).

Guggenbuhl-Craig, writes in his book The Emptied Soul, that "Relationships (for psychopaths) are things of the moment. . .their motto seem(s) to be 'Out of sight, out of mind.' (41)

Psychopaths have a grandiose self-structure which demands "a scornful and detached devaluation of others" (Gacon et al 1992), in order to ward off envy toward the good perceived in people.

The psychopathic personality can also be very convincing. They may "ramble and tell stories that seem unlikely in light of what is known about them. Typically, they attempt to appear familiar with sociology, psychiatry, medicine, psychology, philosophy, poetry, literature, art, or law. A signpost to this trait is often a smooth lack of concern at being found out." (Hare, 35).

In Dr. Black's studies, many of the men he talked to had "no qualms about admitting their past and current misdeeds, even inflating them..." for their benefit. (Black, 14). Psychopaths show a "disturbing lack of empathy and fail to learn from their experiences, always blaming someone else for their problems and misdeeds." (Black, 16). They also feel no need to explain why "their every betrayal is justified. One of their main features is the ease with which they can betray others.

Guggenbuhl-Craig expresses, "Since love and morality do not get in their way, they often succeed in bewitching those around them." (122)

Also, the psychopath can be very good at feigning love. Guggenbuhl-Craig recalls a few incidents about a psychopath who deluged his sweetheart with presents and affection. None of it was real even though the man acted like he cared for her. One of these psychopathic "romancers" later killed his partner and felt no remorse at all. The woman had merely been taken in by empty gestures. I suspect many women out there who are reading this will identify with this.

Lying is like breathing to the psychopath. When caught in a lie and challenged, they make up new lies, and don't care if they're found out. As Hare states, "Lying, deceiving, and manipulation are natural talents for psychopaths...When caught in a lie or challenged with the truth, they are seldom perplexed or embarrassed -- they simply change their stories or attempt to rework the facts so that they appear to be consistent with the lie. The results are a series of contradictory statements and a thoroughly confused listener." (Hare, 46).

Despite all their outward bravado, many psychopaths who report feeling depressed often describe themselves as black holes, empty, dark, void, etc, for "disorders like depression, alcohol or drug dependence, pathological gambling, and psychosexual disturbances can accompany ASP (psychopathy) and even may have been the driving force that led the patient to seek help." (Black, 71).

Psychopaths may also sense that they are different and damaged when compared with others, which feeds further resentments.

While charming, they seem confident because of the way they brag and bolster themselves. Dr. Black states that one of the most obvious signs of psychopathy is the way the individual will brag about his experiences, no matter "how unsavory...his apparent comfort with his deviant behavior, the ease with which he discuss(es) breaking every rule, (is) consistent with ASP (psychopathy)." (Black, 68).

In sum, the experience of dealing with a psychopath can be very troubling for most people, not to mention, when he is through with you, you will be vilified falsely. I recently asked Field about what one can do when faced with this problem (Field refers to them as sociopaths) and the apparent absence of justice when it comes to their behaviour -- Field's response was: "The main lesson I have learnt is that when dealing with a sociopath, the normal rules of etiquette do not apply. You are dealing with someone who has no empathy, no conscience, no remorse, and no guilt...It is a completely different mindset. Words like 'predator' and 'evil' are often used."

Dr. William Higgins claims that you "can't negotiate or bargain with psychopaths."

On the other hand, "psychopaths sometimes verbalize remorse but then contradict themselves in words or actions." (Hare, 41). Psychopaths may apologize or show remorse only to get away with something, but in the end you will be stabbed in the back and realize how very shallow their words were. Everyone who knows a psychopath will be stabbed in the back, sooner or later.

The psychopath also appears not to be able to remember what they had said or committed to for very long. They seem to always be living in the present. That is why they are usually guilty of being big promise-makers who cannot live up to their word. Once again, it will be the victim who must deal with the aftermath of all the psychopath's twists and turns, and when he gets you angry enough, you will be discredited as "defective" by him, and the psychopath will often make himself out to be the real victim. As John Wayne Gacy once said, "I was the victim, I was cheated out of my childhood."