1 in 25 Americans are sociopaths / psychopaths / conscienceless-freaks … 4% … holy fuck! … that’s way more than you thought … assuming you’d ever bothered to thought about it.

20 of 25 Salty Droid targets are sociopaths :: hopefully :: cause that’s kinda the point.

Some distinguishing traits of the psychopath :: according to wikipedia’s version of Dr. Robert Hare’s Psychopathy Check List …

  • Glibness/superficial charm
  • Grandiose sense of self-worth
  • Pathological lying
  • Cunning/manipulative
  • 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
  • Need for stimulation/proneness to boredom
  • Parasitic lifestyle
  • Poor behavioral control
  • Lack of realistic long-term goals
  • Impulsivity
  • Irresponsibility
  • Juvenile delinquency
  • Early behavior problems
  • Revocation of conditional release
  • Promiscuous sexual behavior
  • Many short-term marital relationships
  • Criminal versatility
  • Acquired behavioral sociopathy/sociological conditioning (Item 21: a newly identified trait i.e. a person relying on sociological strategies and tricks to deceive)

Sounds like a good time.

But maybe you hate checklists because of over/any exposure to Brian Clark. Fair enough. Here’s Dr. Hare explaining to Nicole Kidman how to be a psychopath :: as relayed in Jon Ronson’s interesting and amusing The Psychopath Test

“Here’s a scene you can use. You’re walking down a street and there’s an accident. A car has hit a child. A crowd of people gather round. You walk up, the child’s lying on the ground and there’s blood running all over the place. You get a little blood on your shoes and you look down and say, ‘Oh shit.’ You look over at the child, kind of interested, but you’re not repelled or horrified. You’re just interested. Then you look at the mother and you’re really fascinated by the mother, who’s emoting, crying out, doing all these different things. After a few minutes you turn away and go back to your house. You go into the bathroom and practice mimicking the facial expressions of the mother.”

Psychopaths aren’t humans. People who study psychopathy don’t like to say such things :: because horrible atrocities almost always follow from the dehumanization of any group. But the chief cheerleaders and perpetrators of such atrocities tend to be non-human psychopaths. Maybe if we dehumanize them :: the blood-letting rituals can finally end.

Being a human is about being a part of other people’s lives :: about being a part of ALL life … and knowing it. Sociopaths aren’t alive like that :: they are sub-life :: they invade your lands like a virus :: and use your own rules {of decency and kindness and trust} against you.

Treat them with humanity :: and you will lose to them … they will eat you up and not rinse the blood stains. Because they are NOT like you.

Dr. Martha Stout was on the clinical staff at Harvard Medical for 25 years {appeal to authority!} :: from her book The Sociopath Next Door

After listening for almost twenty-five years to the stories my patients tell me about sociopaths who have invaded and injured their lives, when I am asked, “How can I tell whom not to trust?” the answer I give usually surprises people. The natural expectation is that I will describe some sinister-sounding detail of behavior or snippet of body language or threatening use of language that is the subtle giveaway. Instead, I take people aback by assuring them that the tip-off is none of these things, for none of these things is reliably present. Rather, the best clue is, of all things, the pity play. The most reliable sign, the most universal behavior of unscrupulous people is not directed, as one might imagine, or our fearfulness. It is, perversely, an appeal to our sympathy …

More than admiration — more even than fear — pity from good people is carte blanche. When we pity, we are, at least for the moment, defenseless, and like so many of the essentially positive human characteristics that bind us together in groups … our emotional vulnerability when we pity is used against us by those who have no conscience.

Insult to spiders Naomi Dunford

I got a death threat.

I got another death threat…

As a reasonably prominent female face on the internet, I always knew the day would come when it would get very, very ugly.

I guess that day is here.

I got myself to a safe place, and I’m okay, for now.

She has life coach :: his name is Tim Brownson

On the Friday I had a 450 miles trip to make, something I can only do dosed up to the gills on hydrocortisone. About 25 miles from Fort Myers my nephew contacted me to tell me my eldest sister had had a pulmonary embolism in both lungs and things didn’t look good.

Mike Filsaime on Jason Jason Jason

But his accusations are really nothing more than conspiracy theory. Quite Comical at times. More often very hurtful. I am not going to lie to you. I try not to read it because I am human and the hateful words he says hurts me. It hurts my family, and it hurts my staff. But that is the price you pay when you are a leader in any industry. Think about that.

Perry Belcher exits stage bottom

“While I can take reasonable criticism, today I have concerns for my safety and the safety of family.”

Frank Kern’s just a sad family man

… weep for my baby momma …

Don Lapre can’t take it anymore …

“… in spite of everyone of them being able to make as many $1000 checks as they wanted, I am left to fight a battle that will for sure destroy what energy I have left inside…”

James Arthur Ray to the mother of a dead daughter

“This is the most awful thing that has ever happened to me in my life.”

Oh :: the humanity {or not}!

Am I saying that all these people are sociopaths? No :: of course not. I’m a fake robot … not a doctor of the mindscapes. I’m just asking questions …

… exactly.

Ending with Dr. Stout quoting Dr. Einstein {appeal to authority squared²} …

“The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”

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