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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Beware The Psychopath, My Son

Beware The Psychopath, My Son

By Clinton Callahan
Just-Stop.org
March 14, 2012

I make the effort to share this information because it gives me, at last, a plausible answer to a long-unanswered question:

Why, no matter how much intelligent goodwill exists in the world, is there so much war, suffering and injustice?

It doesn’t seem to matter what creative plan, ideology, religion, or philosophy great minds come up with, nothing seems to improve our lot.

Since the dawn of civilization, this pattern repeats itself over and over again.

The answer is that civilization, as we know it, is largely the creation of psychopaths.

All civilizations, our own included, have been built on slavery and mass murder.

Psychopaths have played a disproportionate role in the
development of civilization, because they are hard-wired to lie,
kill, cheat, steal, torture, manipulate, and generally inflict
great suffering on other humans without feeling any remorse, in
order to establish their own sense of security through domination.

The inventor of civilization – the first tribal chieftain who successfully brainwashed an army of controlled mass murderers – was almost certainly a genetic psychopath.

Since that momentous discovery, psychopaths have enjoyed a
significant advantage over non-psychopaths in the struggle for
power in civilizational hierarchies – especially military hierarchies.

Behind the apparent insanity of contemporary history, is the actual insanity of psychopaths fighting to preserve their disproportionate power. And as their power grows ever-more-threatened, the psychopaths grow ever-more-desperate.

We are witnessing the apotheosis of the overworld – the overlapping criminal syndicates that lurk above ordinary society and law just as the underworld lurks below it.

During the past fifty years, psychopaths have gained almost absolute control of all the branches of government.

You can notice this if you observe carefully that no matter what
illegal thing a modern politician does, no one will really take him
to task.

All of the so called scandals that have come up, any one of which
would have taken down an authentic administration, are just farces
played out for the public, to distract them, to make them think
that the democracy is still working.

One of the main factors to consider in terms of how a society
can be taken over by a group of pathological deviants is that the
psychopaths’ only limitation is the participation of susceptible
individuals within that given society.

Lobaczewski gives an average figure for the most active deviants of
approximately 6% of a given population. (1% essential psychopaths
and up to 5% other psychopathies and characteropathies.)

The essential psychopath is at the center of the web. The others
form the first tier of the psychopath’s control system.

The next tier of such a system is composed of individuals who
were born normal, but are either already warped by long-term
exposure to psychopathic material via familial or social
influences, or who, through psychic weakness have chosen to
meet the demands of psychopathy for their own selfish ends.

Numerically, according to Lobaczewski, this group is about 12%
of a given population under normal conditions.

So approximately 18% of any given population is active in the creation and imposition of a Pathocracy.

The 6% group constitutes the Pathocratic nobility and the 12% group forms the new bourgeoisie, whose economic situation is the most advantageous.

When you understand the true nature of psychopathic influence,
that it is conscienceless, emotionless, selfish, cold and calculating,
and devoid of any moral or ethical standards, you are horrified,
but at the same time everything suddenly begins to makes sense.

Our society is ever more soulless because the people who lead it
and who set the example are soulless – they literally have no
conscience.

In his book Political Oenology, Andrej Lobaczewski explains that
clinical psychopaths enjoy advantages even in non-violent
competitions to climb the ranks of social hierarchies.

Because they can lie without remorse (and without the telltale
physiological stress that is measured by lie detector tests),
psychopaths can always say whatever is necessary to get what
they want.

In court, for example, psychopaths can tell extreme bald-faced lies
in a plausible manner, while their sane opponents are handicapped
by an emotional predisposition to remain within hailing distance of
the truth.

Too often, the judge or jury imagines that the truth must
be somewhere in the middle, and then issues decisions that
benefit the psychopath.

As with judges and juries, so too with those charged with decisions concerning who to promote and who not to promote in corporate, military and governmental hierarchies.

The result is that all hierarchies inevitably become top-heavy with psychopaths.

Since psychopaths have no limitations on what they can or will do
to get to the top, the ones in charge are generally pathological.

It is not power that corrupts, it is that corrupt individuals seek power.

How can we distinguish between psychopaths and healthy people?
What is the portrait of a true psychopath?

Such a dangerous question has almost never been successfully
asked. The reason is because we mistakenly confuse healthy for
normal.

Human psychological diversity is the health of our race. There is
no normal because healthy humans continuously evolve beyond
all normalizing standards.

The terrorism of searching through hierarchies for anyone deviating from normal is no different from witch hunts or Inquisitions.

You must remember that hierarchies thrive on such low dramas, torturing victims until they confess to evil beliefs.

Not so long ago the church and state ongoingly acquired significant income and property through witch hunts and Inquisitions.

This continued for over two hundred and fifty years. Ten generations of Europeans understood pogrom as normal life.

Let us not return to that nightmare. Testing for normal is
guaranteed to backfire in our face. There is no normal. But
there is conscience.

We have very little empirical evidence to support the idea that
true psychopathy is the result of an abused childhood, and much
empirical evidence to support that it is genetic.

The neurobiological model offers us the greatest hope of
being able to identify even the most devious psychopath.

Other recent studies lead to similar results and conclusions: that psychopaths have great difficulty processing verbal and nonverbal affective (emotional) material, that they tend to confuse the emotional significance of events, and most importantly, that these deficits show up in brain scans!

A missing internal connection between the feeling heart and the thinking brain is detectable. Psychopaths are incapable of authentic deep emotions.

In fact, when Robert Hare, a Canadian psychologist who spent his career studying psychopathy, did brain scans on psychopaths while showing them two sets of words, one set of neutral words with no emotional associations and a second set with emotionally charged words, while different areas of the brain lit up in the non-psychopathic control group, in the psychopaths, both sets were processed in the same area of the brain, the area that deals with language.

They did not have an emotional reaction until they intellectually concluded that it would be better if they had one, and then they whipped up an emotional response just for show.

The simplest, clearest and truest portrait of the psychopath is
given in the titles of three seminal works on the subject:

Without Conscience by Robert Hare, The Mask of Sanity by Hervey
Cleckley, and Snakes in Suits by Robert Hare and Paul Babiak.

A psychopath is exactly that: conscienceless.

The most important thing to remember is that this lack of
conscience is hidden from view behind a mask of normality
that is often so convincing that even experts are deceived.

As a result, psychopaths become the Snakes in Suits that control
our world.

Psychopaths lack a sense of remorse or empathy with others. They can be extremely charming and are experts at using talk to charm and hypnotize their prey.

They are also irresponsible. Nothing is ever their fault; someone else or the world at large is always to blame for all of their problems or their mistakes.

Martha Stout, in her book The Sociopath Next Door, identifies
what she calls the pity ploy. Psychopaths use pity to manipulate.

They convince you to give them one more chance, and to not
tell anyone about what they have done.

So another trait – and a very important one – is their ability to control the flow of information.

They also seem to have little real conception of past or future, living entirely for their immediate needs and desires.

Because of the barren quality of their inner life, they are often
seeking new thrills, anything from feeling the power of
manipulating others to engaging in illegal activities simply for
the rush of adrenaline.

Another trait of the psychopath is what Lobaczewski calls their
special psychological knowledge of normal people. They have
studied us.

They know us better than we know ourselves. They are experts in knowing how to push our buttons, to use our emotions against us.

But beyond that, they even seem to have some sort of hypnotic power over us.

When we begin to get caught up in the web of the psychopath, our
ability to think deteriorates, gets muddied. They seem to cast some
sort of spell over us.

It is only later when we are no longer in their presence, out of their
spell, that the clarity of thought returns and we find ourselves
wondering how it was that we were unable to respond or counter
what they were doing.

Psychopaths learn to recognize each other in a crowd as early as childhood, and they develop an awareness of the existence of other individuals similar to themselves.

They also become conscious of being of a different world from the majority of other people surrounding them. They view us from a certain distance.

Think about the ramifications of this statement: Psychopaths are,
to some extent, self-aware as a group even in childhood!

Recognizing their fundamental difference from the rest of
humanity, their allegiance would be to others of their kind,
that is, to other psychopaths.

Their own twisted sense of honor compels them to cheat and
revile non-psychopaths and their values.

In contradiction to the ideals of normal people, psychopaths
feel breaking promises and agreements is normal behavior.

Not only do they covet possessions and power and feel they have
the right to them just because they exist and can take them, but
they gain special pleasure in usurping and taking from others;
what they can plagiarize, swindle, and extort are fruits far
sweeter than those they can earn through honest labor.

They also learn very early how their personalities can have
traumatizing effects on the personalities of non-psychopaths,
and how to take advantage of this root of terror for purposes
of achieving their goals.

So now, imagine how human beings who are totally in the dark
about the presence of psychopaths can be easily deceived and
manipulated by these individuals, gaining power in different
countries, pretending to be loyal to the local populations
while at the same time playing up obvious and easily discernable
physical differences between groups (such as race, skin color,
religion, etc).

Psychologically normal humans would be set against one another on
the basis of unimportant differences (think of Rwanda 1994, think
of Israelis and Palestinians) while the deviants in power, with a
fundamental difference from the rest of us, a lack of conscience,
an inability to feel for another human being, reaped the benefits
and pulled the strings.

We are seeing the final desperate power-grab or endgame (Alex
Jones) of brutal, cunning gangs of CIA drug-runners and President-
killers; money-laundering international bankers and their hit-men –
economic and otherwise; corrupt military contractors and gung-ho
generals; corporate predators and their political enablers;
brainwashers and mind-rapists euphemistically known as psy-ops
and PR specialists – in short, the whole crew of certifiable
psychopaths running our so-called civilization.

And they are running scared.

Why does the Pathocracy fear it is losing control? Because it is threatened by the spread of knowledge. The greatest fear of any psychopath is of being found out.

Psychopaths go through life knowing that they are completely
different from other people. Deep down they know something
is missing in them.

They quickly learn to hide their lack of empathy, while carefully
studying others’ emotions so as to mimic normalcy while cold-
bloodedly manipulating the normals.

Today, thanks to new information technologies, we are on the
brink of unmasking the psychopaths and building a civilization
of, by and for the healthy human being – a civilization without
war, a civilization based on truth, a civilization in which the
saintly few rather than the diabolical few would gravitate to
positions of power.

We already have the knowledge necessary to diagnose psychopathic personalities and keep them out of power.

We have the knowledge necessary to dismantle the institutions in which psychopaths especially flourish – militaries, intelligence agencies, large corporations, and secret societies.

We simply need to disseminate this knowledge, and the will to
use it, as widely and as quickly as possible.

Until the knowledge and awareness of pathological human beings
is given the attention it deserves and becomes part of the general
knowledge of all human beings, there is no way that things can be
changed in any way that is effective and long-lasting.

If half the people agitating for truth or stopping the war or saving
the earth would focus their efforts, time and money on exposing
psychopathy, we might get somewhere.

One might ask if the weak point of our society has been our
tolerance of psychopathic behavior?

Our disbelief that someone could seem like an intelligent leader
and still be acting deceptively on their own behalf without
conscience? Or is it merely ignorance?

If the general voting public is not aware that there exists a category
of people we sometimes perceive as almost human, who look like
us, who work with us, who are found in every race, every culture,
speaking every language, but who are lacking conscience, how can
the general public take care to block them from taking over the
hierarchies?

General ignorance of psychopathology may prove to be the
downfall of civilization.

We stand by like grazing sheep as political/corporate elites throw
armies of our innocent sons and daughters against fabricated
enemies as a way of generating trillions in profits, vying against
each other for pathological hegemony.

Nearly everyone who has been part of an organization working for
social change has probably seen the same dynamic play out: The
good and sincere work of many can be destroyed by the actions of
one person.

That doesn’t bode well for bringing some sort of justice to the planet!

In fact, if psychopaths dominate political hierarchies, is it any wonder that peaceful demonstrations have zero impact on the outcome of political decisions?

Perhaps it is time to choose something other than massive,
distant hierarchies as a way of governing ourselves?

So many efforts to provide essays, research reports, exposés and
books to leaders so they might take the new information to heart
and change their behavior have come to naught.

For example, in the final paragraph of his revised edition of the
book, The Party’s Over, Richard Heinberg writes:

I still believe that if the people of the world can be helped to
understand the situation we are in, the options available, and the
consequences of the path we are currently on, then it is at least
possible that they can be persuaded to undertake the considerable
effort and sacrifice that will be entailed in a peaceful transition to
a sustainable, locally based, decentralized, low-energy, resource-
conserving social regime. But inspired leadership will be required.

And that is the just-murdered fantasy. There are no inspired leaders anymore. And in hierarchical structures there can’t be.

Assuming that you can elect men or women to office who
will see reason and the light of day, and who will change
and learn and grow, make compassionate decisions and
take conscientious actions… is a foolish, childish dream.

Continuing to dream it simply plays into psychopathic agendas.

Only when the 75% of humanity with a healthy conscience come to
understand that we have a natural predator, a group of people who
live amongst us, viewing us as powerless victims to be freely fed
upon for achieving their inhuman ends, only then will we take the
fierce and immediate actions needed to defend what is preciously
human.

Psychological deviants have to be removed from any position of power over people of conscience, period.

People must be made aware that such individuals exist and must learn how to spot them and their manipulations.

The hard part is that one must also struggle against those
tendencies to mercy and kindness in oneself in order not
to become prey.

The real problem is that the knowledge of psychopathy and
how psychopaths rule the world has been effectively hidden.

People do not have the adequate, nuanced knowledge they
need to really make a change from the bottom up.

Again and again, throughout history it has been meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

If there is any work that is deserving of full time efforts and
devotion for the sake of helping humanity in this present dark
time, it is the study of psychopathy and the propagation of this
information as far and wide and fast as possible.

There are only two things that can bring a psychopath under submission:

1. A bigger psychopath.

2. The non-violent, absolute refusal to submit to psychopathic controls no matter the consequences (non-violent noncompliance).

Let us choose path 2!

If individuals simply sat down and refused to lift a hand to further
one single aim of the psychopathic agenda, if people refused to
pay taxes, if soldiers refused to fight, if government workers and
corporate drones and prison guards refused to go to work, if doctors
refused to treat psychopathic elites and their families, the whole
system would grind to a screeching halt.

True change happens in the moment that a person becomes aware of psychopathy in all its chilling details.

From this new awareness, the world looks different, and entirely new actions can be taken.

Distinguishing between human and psychopathic qualities begins the foundation of responsibility upon which we have a real chance to create sustainable culture.


Clinton Callahan, originator of Possibility Management, author of Radiant Joy Brilliant Love, founder of Callahan Academy, empowers responsible creative leadership through authentic personal development. www.just-stop.org

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