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Pathocracy - Government run by Psychopaths

A most excellent article. Worth the time to read

"I submit that the United States government is under the control of psychopaths, and the infestation is nearing completion; the point at which nothing can stop the oncoming violence. But that's not all, because above the federal government is a ruling cartel of off-shore psychopaths that have secretly been planning a one-world tyranny for more than 100 years."

http://www.activistpost.com/2011/01/pathocracy-tyranny-at-ha...



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Kakistocracy

A government ruled by the worst possible people.

"the world is run by insane people for insane objectives"
Jphn Lennon

Peace

Leadership Trumps Psychopaths

The Coca-Cola Company was run from 1923 until 1954 by a man who was a real leader. One of his mottos was:

Concentration is to the Mind,
What Exercise is to the Body,
What Giving is to the Soul.

I never met the man, but from reading about him I'd say he was one of those folks who could not be bought, had his head on tight and his heart in the right place. The Coca-Cola Company did very well as his team of execs and the many employees walked the walk.

The man Robert Woodruff took his huge fortune and put it to very good use giving where it was needed... and given anonomously. There is a story that during the days after MLK was shot, and while other citys rioted, it was Woodruff who called the mayor of Atlanta and told him he'd see fit that any and all overtime for the Atlanta Police Department would be paid for. He said on the phone "Do you understand me... it's covered". Meanwhile other cities burned, Atlanta stayed calm.

Ramblin Randy

this is the worst EVER! Ever ever ever ever ever!

As a historian, I have to laugh at introductions like this one. "Did they know X was going F them?" Not only is the premised damaged, the examples are disjointed from one another.

In fact, there is only one common thread uniting them all, and which is conspicuously absent from the American Apathocracy:

CRISIS.

In Germany, it was crisis that brought Hitler to power, swearing to pull the nation from the disgrace and humiliation of the past.

In Turkish Armenia, it was Dro and his Dashnak buddies who were paid by the Tsar to terrorize the Turks. The docile locals should have seen death marches into Syria from their windows!

In China, the country was wracked by civil war, famine, disease, occupation, warlordism, petty strife, endemic corruption. But it was only Mao who promised to eliminate the landlords oppressing the peasants.

Same with Korea. If you think the North Korean people did not welcome Kim Il Sung and his reforms, you're uninformed.

In Russia, peasants being mass slaughtered for the Tsar's great game was the last straw. The people were perfectly happy to welcome Lenin and Trotsky.

And America?

What crisis? Where's the strife? Starvation? Corruption? It may be coming, but its not here yet. The social safety net is still working. 44,000,000 on food stamps, millions on unemployment, millions on welfare. There's plenty of crumbs for the plutocrats to feed the unwashed pigeons in this country.

Unlike Germany in 1932, Russia in 1917, China in 1947, Turkish Armenia in 1915, and Korea in 1950.

"Cowards & idiots can come along for the ride but they gotta sit in the back seat!"

the "people" of America were "perfectly happy" to welcome--

Barak Obama.

And then . . . ?

These despots could never have taken over if things hadn't been in crisis. Often people who have not thought through the various consequences will welcome ANY change, not just positive change.

I understand your reservations, and I understand what the article is saying as well.

It's all a horrific mess.

Trying to understand every possible aspect of it and trying not to collectivize, trying to maintain *our* individuality and the 'right' to know the truth is the best answer at this point--

and being as prepared as possible.

GWB and his cronies at the fed put *us* into crisis with the baillouts, which most Americans did not want--

and with his perpetual wars--

so to many Barak Obama looked 'good', and now . . . watch as things grow even more tangled.

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

Psychopaths...

run the government...makes sense to me...no hearts...

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they attack you, then you win!"
GANDHI

"The belief is worthless if the fear of social and physical punishment overrides the belief."

All governments are run by

All governments are run by Psychopaths. As are every other organization beyond a certain size. I cannot and will not ever be any other way.

There is no clear delineation between a group that just happen to be psychopaths, and others who happen not to be. It's a continuum, with everyone possessing some traits associated with psychopathy to varying degree. Deciding who to classify as a psychopath and who to not, is really just a matter of setting the cutoff point at a certain place.

Now, the traits that are psychopathic, are exactly the same traits that lead to leadership positions, namely a willingness to go to extreme lengths it ones will to power. People of less psychopathic tendencies, simply will not go the same length as those with more, in their quest to dominate others. Which, of course, leads to the one willing to go the furthest "winning." Things will never be any different.

In small groups, like sub 80-250 member tribes or friend groups, exercise of those traits in too large a measure, will over time get one branded as evil, so there is some checks. But once organizations, private or government, are larger than that, ones reputation is no longer kept in check by the necessity for continuous first person interaction, making reputation management just another tool that the one willing to go the furthest to gain power, will use to a greater degree than those less psychopathic.

Hence, over time, every large organization will be dominated by psychopaths. Always have, always will.

Instead of that being the problem, the problem is rather that those less psychopathic does generally not recognize this, instead going along with the psychopaths' reputation enhancement, and believing he is where he is due to some other form of supposed greatness, like smarts, educatedness, niceness or whatever. None of which they are able to continuously monitor in the first person, but are instead lead to believe by the psychopaths willingness to go to greater lengths than others when it comes to imprinting those traits on himself in peoples mind.

Hence, the maxim that you will always and forever be ruled not just by a scumbag (psychopath), but by the single scummiest of all available scumbags.

And the question of which government is the best, needs to be settled in the following light: You will be ruled by the biggest scum around. That is a given. Given that, how much power do you want that scum to have over you?

Liberty will win when enough people get around to figuring out the answer to that question, like the Founders once did. An answer that remained at least somewhat adhered to, until the advent of mass communications gave new generations of psychopaths a new tool of image enhancement, so powerful that it trumped the Founders' hard won wisdom.

We need to bring that hard won insight back to the fore.

I agree

But we see now the "limited" power that was defined then has, over a period of time, been greatly expanded upon. The nature of the scummiest scumbag will be to expand that power.

The current contract in place is not effective enough to check the power of the scummiest of scum.

"An answer that remained at least somewhat adhered to, until the advent of mass communications gave new generations of psychopaths a new tool of image enhancement, so powerful that it trumped the Founders' hard won wisdom."

At every turn since inception the scum were wrangling the power to their corner not just recently. I'm not sure what you are talking about in reference to image enhancement.

I think it was Jefferson who

I think it was Jefferson who advised something like a revolution per generation, to overthrow nascent scum and keep those tendencies you mention towards mission creep in check. Whoever it was, he was, in hindsight, probably right.

By that measure, we're way, way overdue. No wonder our country is so crewed up.

I realize the scum started getting busy before the ink on the Constitution was even dry. Heck, even Jefferson himself was not beyond engaging in overreach once he became President. But before effective one-to-many mass communication, at least those aspiring to power were more dependent on their immediate constituencies, whom they had little choice but to interact with on at least some personal level.

The ability to reach directly from the center, out to millions of individual homes and communities, via ever more pervasive communication channels, seems to have been a key enabler of at least the greatest excesses of the progressive era. Just look back at that era's high points. Very few communication (then broadcast network) channels, and those that existed, were heavily regulated, and concentrated in money and political centers. In that era, even something as positively unchallenging as Fox News and Rush Limbaugh would be unthinkable. Never mind pervasive access to DP and Mises.org.

Of course, the one thing Marx did get right, was how developments in the basis (technology, economy), drives the superstructure (ideology, humanities), instead of the other way around. So, as one-to-many, tightly controlled communication gives way to its many-to-many successors, I would expect ideology to change as well. Or, at least I hope it will.

Wow!

This is good!

good posts deserve bumps

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Excellent article.

Thanks for posting.

Food for thought

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/01/26/gordon-duff-americas...
Has an extremist cult “wormed” its way into defacto control of America’s military forces?

Controlling the military services through a “takeover” of the service academies and officer corps and, financed though moneyed special interests, achieving key control of all military oversight, both in congress and the executive branch, have religious extremists, a virtual American Taliban, become a threat to America and the world?

Through the bungling of high ranking members of a secretive “crusader cult,” headquartered at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, can we now explain the mysterious failures of the “war on terror,” the WMD hunt in Iraq and the Osama bin Laden fiasco, withholding the announcement of his death in 2001?

Many believe this cult has brought only scandal, drugs, corruption and rape to the military. Are they responsible for the condition of our current force, worn thin, nearly 40% under psychiatric treatment, powerful and often harmful medications mixed with a continual diet of right wing politics and mysterious quasi-Christian biblical prophesy.

I called into the Stephany Miller show...

... a while back and I said that that the real fight in the country was not between Democrats and Republicans, or conservatives versus liberals... but that the fight was between people of conscience and the psychopathic elite.

I called out the entire Congress but for a few. I specifically called out Pelosi, Obama, & Bush as examples of people who, by their actions and words, exhibited psychopathic character traits.

I told them these people (our elected politicians) are leading us to our ruin with smiles on their face and that the American people better wake up to this fact.

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"The greatest mystery of all is truth." - Me, 2009

These offshore psychopaths ...

wouldn't be inbred, eastern Europeans currently residing in zionist Israel, would they?

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves." William Pitt in the House of Commons November 18, 1783
"I know major allies who fund them" Gen. Dempsey referring to ISIS

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Thanks for posting.

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Big bump

Excellent read.

Man oh man.....

couldn't have summed it up better myself.

Thomas Jefferson: “Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever."

Viva La Revolucion!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmaTNf4YhEs

More observations ...

"The Mentality of D.C. Politicians" or "The Profile of Sociopaths ..."The Mentality of D.C. Politicians" or "The Profile of Sociopaths 06/06/2010
www.dailypaul.com/node/136855

Core personality traits of psychopaths (and ...)
Apr 9, 2010 ... During the past fifty years, psychopaths have gained almost absolute control of all the branches of government. You can notice this if you ...
http://www.dailypaul.com/node/131218

Vital Info to study: Political Ponerology and Psychopaths Mar 25, 2010 ... Trick of the Psychopaths's Trade: Making us believe that evil comes .... In contradiction to the ideals of normal people, psychopaths feel ...
http://www.dailypaul.com/node/129933

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Read the excellent

article in my Sig Line.

Why Does the World Feel Wrong?

thank you--

I read it; not bad; not bad at all.

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