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Roman Emperor Caligula


Throughout history, psychopaths, sociopaths, narcissists, and assorted antisocial-personality-disordered individuals have ruled societies.
Psychopaths and sociopaths often exhibit glibness and superficial charm, have a grandiose sense of self-worth, are pathological liars, display extreme narcissism, are deceitful, cunning and manipulative, exhibit a lack of remorse or guilt, show a callous disregard for the feelings of others, have no conscience, lack empathy, and fail to accept responsibility for their actions.
In a competitive world, the people who act immorally, who have no regard for truth, are going to have an advantage over those who play by the rules. The result is that those who achieve positions of power will be the most ruthless, the most sociopathic, the ones without conscience.
In societies run by psychopaths, ambitious individuals and sycophants, who are not clinically psychopathic, are induced to model themselves after powerful psychopaths in order to achieve power. The result: psychopaths breed more psychopaths.
When our ruling class - corporate leaders, bankers, academics, generals, media executives, Senators and Congressmen and even Presidents - are liars and deceivers, and are ruthless, callous manipulators who have no regard for truth or other people, the entire fabric of society is twisted in their image, and psychopathic behavior becomes the norm.
Our world is characterized by: permanent war, targeted assassinations, torture, cruise missiles, drones, landmines and cluster bombs, full-spectrum dominance, state terrorism, humanitarian interventions, enemy combatants, shock and awe, black sites, sanctions, structural adjustment, austerity, poverty, surveillance, fascism, authoritarianism and dictatorship, genetically-engineered food, napalm, Agent Orange and depleted uranium, plausible deniability, three-strikes and maximum-security, corporate personhood and golden parachutes, plutocrats and oligarchs, corruption and profiteering, bank bail-outs and bail-ins, too-big-to-fail, fracking, mountain-top removal and tar sands, Hiroshima and Fukashima, drug trafficking, money laundering, the New World Order, the banality of evil.
It is clear that this world has not been built by caring human beings, but has been constructed and is run by powerful hallow soulless individuals.
And, despite the violence, suffering and chaos they have caused, we allow them to remain at the top, and in control.



Political Ponerology - Andrew M. Lobaczewski

the seminal book about political psychopathy

Defense Against The Psychopath - Stefan H. Verstappen



Ponerology 101: The Political Psychopath (6/10)
Serial killers and politicians share traits (6/10)

Is America Ruled By Psychopaths? (6/10)
Ponerology 101: Snakes in Suits (5/10)
Is Your Favorite Politician a Sociopath? (3/10)
A Tale of Politicians & Psychopaths
The Psychopathology of Politics
Truth to Power: Psychopaths Rule Our World (8/09)
Why the Right's 'Astroturfing' Propaganda Is Textbook Psychopathic (8/09)
The Trick of the Psychopath's Trade: Make Us Believe that Evil Comes from Others (1/08)
The Psychopathic Tendency in World Politics (2/06)

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