Today I’d like to talk a bit (in a special way) about several items that have caught my eye over the past week or so, all of them having to do with immigration, or mass movements of people in various places around the planet.
Mexicans fear U.S. immigration plan
South Carolina’s Republican convention “boo” new immigration proposal
Bush Praises Bipartisan Immigration Deal Nobody Else Likes
Illegals deal alienates everyone
Illegal immigrants refrain: ‘Leaving America is not an option’
France says no to mass legalisation of undocumented immigrants
France sends back 24,000 immigrants in 2006
Afghan refugees forced home, but to what?
There is a lot more to this immigration issue than meets the eye!
In the last two articles linked above, we find that the immigration problem is what is turning the Far Right Fundies against Bush. Peggy Noonan, a loyal Republican who is not on the fringe, writes in Too Bad:
The White House doesn’t need its traditional supporters anymore, because its problems are way beyond being solved by the base. And the people in the administration don’t even much like the base. Desperate straits have left them liberated, and they are acting out their disdain. Leading Democrats often think their base is slightly mad but at least their heart is in the right place. This White House thinks its base is stupid and that its heart is in the wrong place.
For almost three years, arguably longer, conservative Bush supporters have felt like sufferers of battered wife syndrome. You don’t like endless gushing spending, the kind that assumes a high and unstoppable affluence will always exist, and the tax receipts will always flow in? Too bad! You don’t like expanding governmental authority and power? Too bad. You think the war was wrong or is wrong? Too bad.
But on immigration it has changed from “Too bad” to “You’re bad.”
The president has taken to suggesting that opponents of his immigration bill are unpatriotic–they “don’t want to do what’s right for America.” His ally Sen. Lindsey Graham has said, “We’re gonna tell the bigots to shut up.” On Fox last weekend he vowed to “push back.” Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff suggested opponents would prefer illegal immigrants be killed; Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez said those who oppose the bill want “mass deportation.” Former Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson said those who oppose the bill are “anti-immigrant” and suggested they suffer from “rage” and “national chauvinism.” […]
The beginning of my own sense of separation from the Bush administration came in January 2005, when the president declared that it is now the policy of the United States to eradicate tyranny in the world, and that the survival of American liberty is dependent on the liberty of every other nation. This was at once so utopian and so aggressive that it shocked me. For others the beginning of distance might have been Katrina and the incompetence it revealed, or the depth of the mishandling and misjudgments of Iraq. […]
One of the things I have come to think the past few years is that the Bushes, father and son, though different in many ways, are great wasters of political inheritance. They throw it away as if they’d earned it and could do with it what they liked. Bush senior inherited a vibrant country and a party at peace with itself. He won the leadership of a party that had finally, at great cost, by 1980, fought itself through to unity and come together on shared principles. Mr. Bush won in 1988 by saying he would govern as Reagan had. Yet he did not understand he’d been elected to Reagan’s third term. He thought he’d been elected because they liked him. And so he raised taxes, sundered a hard-won coalition, and found himself shocked to lose his party the presidency, and for eight long and consequential years. He had many virtues, but he wasted his inheritance.
Bush the younger came forward, presented himself as a conservative, garnered all the frustrated hopes of his party, turned them into victory, and not nine months later was handed a historical trauma that left his country rallied around him, lifting him, and his party bonded to him. He was disciplined and often daring, but in time he sundered the party that rallied to him, and broke his coalition into pieces. He threw away his inheritance. I do not understand such squandering.
Peggy Noonan knows she is seeing something ugly, but she really has no clue about what she is observing and that there really is a simple explanation, and if she had the knowledge she so desperately needs, she would have seen it a long time ago as so many others have. But, of course, they call the ones who can actually SEE what is really going on “conspiracy theorists.” There are several issues here that I would like to cover, so bear with me.
The first thing that occurred to me as I read some of these items was that the reason people wish to emigrate is because of some situation in their homeland that makes living either uncomfortable or impossible. Let’s face it, nobody picks up and emigrates just for fun. And if someone emigrates to “make more money,” it’s usually because they cannot make enough where they live to survive. Of course, there are those that want to do more than just make enough money to send home so that the family can have a roof over their head and food on the table, but we will get to that.
So, considering that emigration is a symptom of a country’s failure in some sense, it’s decline in equitable distribution of wealth, what can be at the root of such a problem? Why are so many countries full of people who want to go somewhere else?
Exploitation. The global economy has, by and large, been rigged to benefit a small ruling elite and to begger everyone else.
The fact is, poverty in most of the world is directly caused by large landholdings – the big estates of the ruling elite, and the war mongering of same in their efforts to acquire more land, more resources, more wealth. That is why Mexico has a flood of dispossessed seeking escape to the US; that is why Iran has so many Afghan refugees; that is why there are so many Muslims in France; that is why urban areas are so poor and overcrowded and crime ridden and wages are so low for everyone. And in most cases, it is due to the covert or not-so-covert U.S. involvement in the finances and internal policies of those countries.
In the present day, society is not much different from the time of Dickens when there were huge estates of England and starving, dying masses of people in East End London. Just look at South America and the stupendous land holdings of the Rockefellers and other international bankers.
So, what is at the root of the exploitation problem?
Psychopathy: those who seek to feather their own nest to an obscene degree at the expense of others.
It is psychopaths who have arrogated the world’s wealth to themselves. Psychopaths are always and ever monopolists of the world’s wealth, and they justify their having the wealth by their various pathological economic theories. It is psychopaths that say that “common” people “breed like rabbits and that if the masses had money and land and leisure they would just increase the population until their new land was just as teaming with poverty and stench as before”. What is hidden behind this paramoralistic ideology is the truth that psychopaths fear the population of normal humans with conscience and a feeling of connection to other human beings. Noonan reports that Bush “declared that it is now the policy of the United States to eradicate tyranny in the world, and that the survival of American liberty is dependent on the liberty of every other nation. This was at once so utopian and so aggressive that it shocked me.” She is only reporting the perspective of essential psychopathy. On this topic, let’s take a look at what psychologist Andrew Lobaczewski has written about pathocrats:
In a civilization deficient in psychological cognition, hyperactive individuals [psychopaths and other deviants] driven by the[ir] feeling of being different usually find a ready echo in other people’s insufficiently developed consciousness. Such individuals are dreaming of imposing their power and their different experiential manner upon their environment and their society; unfortunately, their dreams have a chance. […]
…[I]n each society there are people whose basic intelligence, natural psychological world-view, and moral reasoning have developed improperly. Some of these persons contain the cause within themselves, [genetic] others succumbed to childhood influences o[f] psychologically abnormal people. Such individuals’ comprehension of social and moral questions is different, both from the natural and from the objective viewpoint; they constitute a destructive factor for the development of society’s psychological concepts, social structure, and internal bonds.
At the same time, such people easily line the social structure with a ramified network of mutual pathological conspiracies poorly connected to the main social structure. These people and their network participate in the genesis of that evil which spares no nation. This substructure gives birth to dreams of obtaining power and imposing one’s will upon society… […]
Their dreams do not lack a certain idealism similar to the ideas of normal people. They would like to reform the world to their liking but are unable to foresee more far-reaching implications and results. Spiced by deviance, their visions may influence naive rebels or people who have in fact suffered injustice. Existing social injustice may look like a justification for a radicalized world-view and the assimilation of such visions. […]
[Pathological deviants] are aware of being different as they obtain their life-experience and become familiar with different ways of fighting for their goals. Their world is forever divided into “us and them” their little world with its own laws and customs and that other foreign world full of presumptuous ideas and customs in light of which they are condemned morally. Their sense of honor bids them to cheat and revile that other human world and its values. In contradiction to the customs of normal people, they feel non-fulfillment of their promises or signatures is customary behavior. They also learn how their personalities can have traumatizing effects on the personalities of those normal people, and how to take advantage of this root of terror for purposes of reaching their goals. This dichotomy of worlds is permanent and does not disappear even if they succeed in realizing their youthful dream of gaining power over the society of normal people. This proves that the separation is biologically conditioned.
In such people a dream emerges like some youthful Utopia of a “happy” world and a social system which would not reject them or force them to submit to laws and customs whose meaning is incomprehensible to them. They dream of a world in which their simple and radical way of experiencing and perceiving reality would dominate, where they would of course be assured safety and prosperity. Those “others”, different, but also more technically skillful, should be put to work to achieve this goal. “We”, after all, will create a new government, one of justice. They are prepared to fight and to suffer for the sake of such a brave new world, and also, of course, to inflict suffering upon others. Such vision justifies killing people, whose suffering does not move them to compassion because “they” are not quite conspecific. They do not realize that they will consequently meet with opposition which can last for generations. […]
Every society worldwide contains individuals whose dreams of power arise very early. … They would like to change this unfriendly world into something else. Dreams of power also represent overcompensation for the feeling of humiliation, the second angle in Adler’s rhombus. A significant and active proportion of this group is composed of individuals with various deviations who imagine this better world in their own way, of which we are already familiar. […]
The following questions thus suggest themselves: what happens if the network of understandings among psychopaths achieves power in leadership positions with international exposure? This can happen, especially during the later phases of the phenomenon. Goaded by their character, such people thirst for just that even though it would conflict with their own life interest … They do not understand that a catastrophe would otherwise ensue. Germs are not aware that they will be burned alive or buried deep in the ground along with the human body whose death they are causing.
If such and many managerial positions are assumed by individuals [lacking] abilities to feel and understand most other people, and who also betray deficiencies in technical imagination and practical skills-(faculties indispensable for governing economic and political matters) this must result in an exceptionally serious crisis in all areas, both within the country in question and with regard to international relations. Within, the situation shall become unbearable even for those citizens who were able to feather their nest into a relatively comfortable modus vivendi. Outside, other societies start to feel the pathological quality of the phenomenon quite distinctly. […]
Pathocracy is a disease of great social movements followed by entire societies, nations, and empires. In the course of human history, it has affected social, political, and religious movements, as well as the accompanying ideologies characteristic for the time and the ethnological conditions, and turned them into caricatures of themselves. This occurs as a result of … participation by pathological agents in a pathodynamically similar process. That explains why all the pathocracies of the world are and have been so similar in their essential properties. Contemporaneous ones easily find a common language, even if the ideologies nourishing them and protecting their pathological contents from identification differ widely. […]
The moment at which a movement has been transformed into something we can call a pathocracy as a result of the ponerogenic process is a matter of convention. The process is temporally cumulative and reaches a point of no return at some particular moment. Eventually, however, internal confrontation with the adherents of the original ideology occurs, thus finally affixing the seal of the pathocratic character of the phenomenon. Hitlerism most certainly passed this point of no return, but was prevented from all-out confrontation with the adherents of the original ideology because the Allied armies smashed its entire military might. […]
A great ideology with mesmerizing values can also easily deprive people of the capacity for self-critical control over their behavior. The adherents of such ideas tend to lose sight of the fact that the means used, not just the end, will be decisive for the result of their activities. Whenever they reach for overly radical methods of action, still convinced that they are serving their idea, they are not aware that their goal has already changed. The principle “the end justifies the means” opens the door to a different kind of person for whom a great idea is useful for purposes of liberating themselves from the uncomfortable links of normal human custom. Every great ideology thus contains danger, especially for small minds. Therefore, every great social movement and its ideology can become a host upon which some pathocracy initiates its parasitic life.
The actions of [Pathocratic rule] affect an entire society, starting with the leaders and infiltrating every village, small town, factory, or collective farm. The pathological social structure gradually covers the entire country, creating a “new class” within that nation. This privileged class feels permanently threatened by the “others”, i.e. by the majority of normal people. Neither do the pathocrats entertain any illusions about their personal fate should there be a return to the system of normal man.
A normal person deprived of privilege or high positions goes about performing some work which would earn him a living; but pathocrats never possessed any solid practical talent, and the time frame of their rule has eliminated any residual possibilities of adapting to the demands of normal work. If the law of normal man were to be reinstalled, they and theirs could be subjected to judgment, including a moralizing interpretation of their psychological deviations; they would be threatened by a loss of freedom and life, not merely a loss of position and privilege. Since they are incapable of this kind of sacrifice, the survival of a system which is the best for them becomes a moral idea. Such a threat must be battled by means of psychological and political cunning and a lack of scruples with regard to those other “inferior-quality” people. […]
Pathocracy survives thanks to the feeling of being threatened by the society of normal people, as well as by other countries wherein various forms of the system of normal man persist. For the rulers, staying on the top is therefore the classic problem of “to be or not to be”.
We can thus formulate a more cautious question: can such a system ever waive territorial and political expansion abroad and settle for its present possessions? What would happen if such a state of affairs ensured internal peace, corresponding order, and relative prosperity within the nation?
The overwhelming majority of the country’s population would then make skillful use of all the emerging possibilities, taking advantage of their superior qualifications in order to fight for an ever-increasing scope of activities; thanks to their higher birth rate, their power will increase. This majority will be joined by some sons from the privileged class who did not inherit the corresponding genes. The pathocracy’s dominance will weaken imperceptibly but steadily, finally leading to a situation wherein the society of normal people reaches for power. This is a nightmare vision [to the pathocrats].
The biological, psychological, moral, and economic destruction of this majority [of normal people] is thus a “biological” necessity. Many means serve this end, starting with concentration camps and including warfare with an obstinate, well-armed foe who will devastate and debilitate the human power thrown at him, namely the very power jeopardizing pathocrats rule. Once safely dead, the soldiers will then be decreed heroes to be revered in paeans, useful for raising a new generation faithful to the pathocracy. …
After all, pathocrats give short shrift to blood and suffering of people they consider to be not quite conspecific. Kings may have suffered due to the death of their knights, but pathocrats never do: “We have a lot of people here.” …
Pathocracy has other internal reasons for pursuing expansionism through the use of all means possible. As long as that “other” world governed by the systems of normal man exists, it inducts into and within the strivings of the non-pathological majority, thereby creating a certain sense of direction. The non-pathological majority of the country’s population will never stop dreaming of the reinstallment of the normal man’s system in any possible form. This majority [of normal people] will never stop watching other countries, waiting for the opportune moment; its attention and power must therefore be distracted from this purpose, and the masses must be educated and channeled in the direction of imperialist strivings. This goal must be pursued doggedly so that everyone knows what is being fought for and in whose name harsh discipline and poverty must be endured. The latter factor effectively limits the possibility of “subversive” activities on the part of the society of normal people. …
The ideology must of course furnish a corresponding justification for this alleged right to conquer the world and must therefore be properly elaborated. Expansionism is derived from the very nature of pathocracy, not from ideology, but this fact must be masked by ideology. Whenever this phenomenon has been witnessed in history, imperialism was always its most demonstrative quality. […]
Economic factors constitute a non-negligible part of the motivation for this expansionist tendency. Since the managerial functions have been taken over by individuals with mediocre intelligence and pathological character traits, the pathocracy becomes incapable of properly administering anything at all. The area suffering most severely must always be whichever one requires a person to act independently, not wasting time searching for the proper way to behave. Agriculture is dependent upon changing climate conditions and the appearance of pests and plant diseases. A farmer’s personal qualities have thus been an essential factor of success in this area, as it was for many centuries. Pathocracy therefore invariably brings about food shortages.
However, many countries with normal man’s [social and political] systems abound in sufficiency as far as industrial products are concerned and experience problems with their food surpluses even though there are temporary economic recessions and the citizens are by no means overworked. The temptation to dominate such a country and its prosperity, that perennial imperialist motive, thus becomes even more strong. The collected prosperity of the conquered nation can be exploited for a time, the citizens forced to work harder for paltry remuneration. For the moment, no thought is given to the fact that introducing a pathocratic system within such a country will eventually cause similar unproductive conditions; after all corresponding self-knowledge in this area is nonexistent [to pathological deviants].
Unfortunately, the idea of conquering rich countries also motivates the minds of many poor non-pathological fellows who would like to use this opportunity to grab something for themselves and eat their fill of good food.
As has been the case for centuries, military power is of course the primary means for achieving these ends. Throughout the centuries, though, whenever history has registered the appearance of the phenomenon [of the rise to power of pathological types] (regardless of the ideological cloak covering it), specific measures of [achieving and maintaining control] have also become apparent: something in the order of specific intelligence in the service of international intrigue facilitating conquest. This quality is derived from the … personality characteristics inspiring the overall phenomenon [that of psychopathy]; it should constitute data for historians to identify this type of phenomenon throughout history.
As the above excerpt indicates, the problem of most scarcity on this planet is created by psychopathy, a criminal class that controls psychologically damaged or uncritical human beings and uses them to control the money and credit systems. They then use these systems to imperialistically grab land and resources, to charge monopoly prices for production and offer less that living wages to labor.
Control of money and credit allows the psychopaths to create booms, during which times they lend easy money and then, to create economic depressions during which times they tighten the money supply so that no one has money to make loan payments and the peoples’ honest efforts to provide for themselves all come to naught and what they have worked so hard for is taken back by the banks. If there were not this manipulation of money in our society by “international bankers,” the problems of poverty, crime, and social breakdown would be a lot easier to solve. (The reader might enjoy reading Martha Rose Crow’s “American Auto-genocide” in regard to this subject.)
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 only limitation is that of 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. Of course, this figure will vary from country to country depending on many variables. Western society has a broad selection of susceptible individuals due to religious conditioning. As I wrote in my previous article:
Judaism and it’s daughter religions, Christianity and Islam, are particularly suited to the machinations of psychopathy. You might even say that Judaism is the ultimate tool of psychopathy – a psychopathic God and a psychopathic religion – and that its social effect for the past two thousand years has been to concentrate genetic deviants into a specific ethnic group so that psychopathy exists at a much higher rate in this group than any other at this point in history. Even so, it is still a minority. The majority of Jews are just like the majority of any other group: manipulated and used by elitists who don’t really believe in any religion except that of power and control.
We must also consider that the percentage of psychopathy is higher in the U.S. for another reason: Western style capitalism attracts and selects for psychopathy. It is the various psychopathies in the human population that exert their control over the 94% of the rest of us. They do this because they exert their influence through lies and deception and tactics.
In recorded history, we find that the Elite, in their drive for power, have developed many means of controlling the minds of the masses. The earliest recorded such event was the appearance of Yahweh/Jehovah on the World Stage, and things went downhill (or became easier, depending on your point of view) from there.
[The] psychopathic agenda to rule the world can move from one ideology to another…
It is the psychopath’s unparalleled ability to induce normal people to support their aims by deceptively inducting them to support the original ideology which the psychopaths have adopted as their cover; that is their greatest strength. In other words, it is their method to capture parties, associations, societies, religions, etc and use the external ideology to attract followers, all the while the REAL intention is known only to the insiders. Judaism, Christianity and Islam; they are just ideological fronts for psychopaths. You might even notice that the goals and methods of the Illuminati are exemplified in the so-called Protocols of Zion. It could even be said that the Protocols themselves are not really a Jewish thing, but more precisely a psychopathic ideology that has co-opted Judaism, Christianity and Islam for its own purposes. Pathological deviants think without soul, without conscience and so their thought processes are far cleaner and more efficient than the thinking of human beings with emotions and conscience and that is a weakness in us that they exploit mercilessly. You must never forget the rules by which they operate: behind a Mask of Sanity.
In addition to the primary type of psychopath, the “essential psychopath,” there are a variety of psychopathies described by Lobaczewski and others: asthenic, schizoidal, anankastic, hysterical, etc. These less vicious types are the second tier of the Elite Control System and it should be noted that they are far more numerous than the essential psychopaths.
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. It is difficult, as Lobaczewski points out, to draw a distinct boundary between these latter types and the genetic deviants without the input of genuine, non-psychopathic, science. At this point, the distinctions can only be descriptive.
So it is that 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.
Once set up, the elitist psychopathic system corrodes the entire social organism, wasting its skills and power. Once a Pathocracy has been established, it follows a certain course and has certain “attractive” powers. In a Pathocracy, the socioeconomic system arises from the social structure which is created by the system of political power, which is a product of the particular elitist world view of pathological deviants. Thus it is that a Pathocracy is more a macrosocial disease process created by human pathogens, and it can come to affect an entire nation to a degree that is equivalent to a cancer metastasizing. And just as the process of cancer in a body follows a characteristic pathodynamic process, so does the macrosocial disease of Pathocracy.
It is impossible to comprehend such a pathological phenomenon using the methods of “normal” people which do not take into account the deviant thought processes of human pathogens. Certainly it could be said that the entire world has been governed by a “covert pathocracy” (or cryptopathocracy) for a very long time. Many researchers suggest that there has always been a “secret government” that operates even though the “out in the open” government is not, technically, a Pathocracy. The suggestion is that psychopaths are technically ALWAYS in the background, even in the cycles of history that are NOT pathocracies (i.e. during “good times” in what Lobaczewski describes as the foundation for a hysteroidal cycle that opens the door to an overt Pathocracy).
If we use the term pathocracy for “secret government rule”, then all of history becomes a “pathocracy” and the word loses its meaning, so it is important to note that the term “Pathocracy” is the specific phenomenon that comes as a result of the hedonism of good times, and that it is characterized by 100% of essential psychopaths assuming some type of leadership position, out in the open, as occurred in Nazi Germany and Communist Russia and Eastern Europe.
One cannot really designate the issues that confront us today as “political”, using the ordinary names of political ideologies because, as noted above, pathological deviants operate behind a complete mask, by deception and other psychological tricks which they practice with great cunning. If we think or believe that any political group that has such and such a name is heterogeneous with regard to its true nature, we will not be able to identify the causes and properties of the disease. Any ideology will be used to cloak the pathological qualities from the minds of both experts and ordinary people. So, trying to refer to this or that as “left” or “right” or “center” or “socialist”, “democratic,” “communist,” “democrat” or “republican,” and so on, will never help us to understand the pathological self-reproduction and its expansionist external influences. As Lobaczewski says, Ignota nulla curatio morbi! No movement will EVER succeed that does not factor psychopathy and ponerology into its considerations!
Nevertheless, once we fully understand a disease’s etiological factors and their activities as well as the pathodynamics of its changes, we find that the search for a curative method generally becomes much easier.
At this point, I find I must digress to give a little background.
Taking the United States as a specific example, the so-called democracy of the U.S. is actually a deception effected by pathological deviants, many of whom have been lionized as Great Patriots. History taught in American public schools invoke the glorious image of “Democracy!” as the be-all and end-all of the Revolution, and what a great achievement it was. And, most often, “Democracy” is equated with Capitalism. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Contrary to popular conceptions and teachings, the American Revolution did not create the American nation as we know it today. The Articles of Confederation actually bound thirteen new nations, each theoretically sovereign in its own right, into a loose confederacy. The Continental Congress could legislate but not enforce. However, the effects of the Revolution had been financially disastrous to everyone. The national and state debts went unpaid (monies owed to the wealthy elite who had financed the war – and for those who wonder, yes, some were Jews and some were not, so don’t go off on the Jews on this one!); trade declined and credit collapsed.
Left to their own devices, the New Americans would have eventually sorted these problems out based upon emerging priorities and systems involving barter and mutually satisfying personal agreements. A real Democracy might have flourished, though it wouldn’t have been necessarily Capitalistic.
Tradition teaches us that a group of “noble patriots” called a Constitutional Convention to “further the principles of democracy”, as spelled out in the Declaration of Independence. Again, nothing could be further from the truth.
The much vaunted U.S. Constitution actually checked the development of democracy.
In some of the states, a moratorium on debt was enacted to relieve the farmers who had fought in the war. But, in the largest and wealthiest states, the wealthy elitist planters of Virginia, the manor lords of New York, and the merchants of Massachusetts and Connecticut, refused to give an inch. Massachusetts went so far as to prohibit barter and mutual support schemes (networks and cooperatives) to which the impoverished returning soldiers had been forced to resort. Daniel Shay, a Revolutionary captain who had been cited for bravery at Bunker Hill, had come out of the war, as had many others, with nothing. (General Lafayette had presented him with a sword which he was soon forced to sell.) Seeing so many others like himself, he was filled with outrage at the injustice of the actions of the wealthy elite. He organized a force of 800 farmers and attempted to prevent the sitting of the courts which were foreclosing the properties of the returning soldiers. Shay’s army was dispersed by the state militia but his action thoroughly frightened the upper classes – the wealthy elite. Samuel Adams begged Congress for federal aid to protect “property rights” and Congress authorized a force designed to prevent any further rebellion. General Henry Knox wrote:
“The people who are the insurgents have never paid any, or but very little taxes — But they see the weakness of government’… They feel at once their own poverty, compared with the opulent, and their own force, and they are determined to make use of the latter, in order to remedy the former. Their creed is ‘That the property of the United States has been protected from the confiscations of Britain by the joint exertions of all, and therefore ought to be the common property of all. And he that attempts opposition to this creed is an enemy to equity and justice, and ought to be swept from the face of the earth.’ In a word they are determined to annihilate all debts public and private and have agrarian laws, which are easily effected by means of unfunded paper money which shall be a tender in all cases whatsoever.”
Now notice what the good general was saying: he tells us that the PEOPLE of the new land wanted – demanded – that the property of the United States be “the common property of all.”
That sounds a bit “Socialistic,” doesn’t it? I’m not entirely certain that our forefathers were demanding a Socialist government; it is more likely that they wanted equitable distribution of the land. For now, let me just comment that the “insurgents” may have paid very little taxes, but they paid much blood. (It is also interesting to noted that Knox referred to the New Americans as “insurgents.” Isn’t this word being used pejoratively against Iraq at the present time?
Nevertheless, seized with fear that a democracy would actually be enacted, the wealthy classes murmured for a government by “the rich, well-born, and capable.” (John Adams) Ezra Stiles and Noah Webster were vocal opponents of democracy. Webster claimed that
“The very principle of admitting everybody to the right of suffrage prostrates the wealth of individuals to the rapaciousness of a merciless gang.”
Taking advantage of the situation, a member of the wealthy elite, Alexander Hamilton, induced Congress to call a convention in 1787 to ostensibly revise the Articles of Confederation. Hamilton made no bones about his views that only the wealthy and educated were fit to rule. (Can we say “pathological deviant”?)
“It is usually stated that Hamilton’s great achievement was to bring the men of wealth to the support of the new nation, but it could equally well be stated that he brought the new nation to the support of the men of wealth. Indeed it might be said that the new nation was created largely for that very purpose.” [M. L. Wilson, Democracy Has Roots]
Those who met for the Constitutional Convention were, and knew they were, the elite — wealthy, educated and intellectual. They believed that others like them must continue to rule for their own protection. The public good was a secondary issue. (If it was an issue at all.) They meant to create a system in which this could be perpetuated, constitutionally, legally, and peacefully.
Adopting strictest rules of secrecy, they proceeded to create the American Constitution. M.L. Wilson wrote that the Constitution was “a remarkable achievement in the avoidance of majority rule.” It is not surprising that the ratification of this Constitution was popularly opposed. The conventioners promised to amend it at the first regular session of Congress. These promised amendments came to be known as the “Bill of Rights” and it is in these first ten amendments that Americans have their supposed “Constitutional Rights.” A sobering thought when one considers that amendments have been repealed in the past.
But for the “Bill of Rights,” hundreds of years of blood-letting for personal liberty would have been tossed on the trash heap by the new American Federal Government. This new “Constitutional” government, rapidly propagated the ideals of materialism and “top dog capitalism”. And, in a process of unadulterated propaganda, these ideals have been inextricably linked with “democracy” as though the two were identical. The result of this has been a vast chasm between the “haves” and the “have-nots” which grows wider and deeper every day, while the former continue to dupe the latter into believing in and sacrificing their lives for that which does not exist and never did.
In short, we could say that the past 200 years of American History has been a crypto-pathocracy which was held back from full manifestation by the influence of the majority of normal people. This period was also marked by several layered periods of “good times,” where hedonism was promoted and there was an overall decline in the knowledge, understanding and conscience of normal people which led to the conditions that we experience today. “This hedonistic view contains the seeds of misery”, as Lobaczewski puts it, acting as an opening for psychopaths to take more power.
Today, a clinical case is being made that we have at the helm of government a corporate/conglomerate psychopath, with a blathering characteropath as front-man, the president of the United States. Referring to the Straussian neocons as clinical psychopaths may be a stretch for some, but the important thing about abnormal psychology is that you determine condition by behavior, not by implied or projected intent. To pick but one example from many – is it a civilized nation, a supposed adherent of Judeo/Christian principles, that argues about acceptable levels of “torture”? Not debating the issue of torture itself, mind you, but arguing about the “best utilitarian use of cruelty in the context of the end justifying the means?”
Psychopaths have a built-in cloaking mechanism (sorry Klingons) that is the same aura associated with spousal abuse. That is, the people within the orb of the abuser/psychopath cannot believe (i.e. they deny) that their “choice” is inherently malefic, and will continue harming them until the psychopath is restrained and removed. This victim behavior is classified as “enabling”. With psychopaths, one is either enabling them or restraining them. Ignoring the wife-beating/child-molesting behavior next-door simply provides an atmosphere of enabling.
If we were really honest with ourselves, we would take the German-in-the-30s questionnaire as it applies to our situation today. Before speaking up about pre-WWII Germans, we usually rush to the top of the moral high ground, shouting, “Can’t happen here!!” When Time Magazine made Hitler their Man-of-the-Year, the Germans who were not completely preoccupied with eking out a living, believed the propaganda — as did Americans at the time — that “happy days are here again!” Perhaps a first step in the dis-enabling process would be to honestly answer the question we all fiddle with when judging the average German in the 30s: “Would we have done anything . . . would we have taken a stand against state Fascism? Would we have stood up to the Nazis?” [RML, SOTT forum member]
Now, let us consider the fact that the pathological authorities in the U.S. (and elsewhere) are convinced that a normal human being with basic intelligence, normal feelings and potential for conscience can be taught to think and feel the way they want them to: according to their deviant world view. To this end, public education and media propaganda have been employed to “condition” the population to accept an overt Pathocratic system. This has also been going on at other levels and in other ways for a very long time, mainly religious conditioning. Lobaczewski thinks that such a conviction (that normal people can be converted to a conscienceless psychopathic worldview) is “only slightly less unrealistic, psychologically speaking, than the belief that people able to see colors normally can be broken of this habit.” He writes:
Actually, normal people cannot get rid of the characteristics with which the Homo sapiens species was endowed by its phylogenetic past. Such people will thus never stop feeling and perceiving psychological and socio-moral phenomena in much the same way their ancestors had been doing for hundreds of generations. Any attempt to make a society subjugated to the above phenomenon “learn” this different experiential manner imposed by pathological egotism is, in principle, fated for failure regardless of how many generations it might last. It does, however, call forth a series of improper psychological results which may give the pathocrats the appearance of success. However, it also provokes society to elaborate pinpointed, well-thought-out self-defense measures based on its cognitive and creative efforts.
Pathocratic leadership believes that it can achieve a state wherein those “other” people’s minds become dependent by means of the effects of their personality, perfidious pedagogical means, the means of mass-information, and psychological terror; such faith has a basic meaning for them. In their conceptual world, pathocrats consider it virtually self-evident that the “others” should accept their obvious, realistic, and simple way of apprehending reality [i.e. “dog eat dog,” master and slaves]. For some mysterious reason, though, the “others” wriggle out, slither away, and tell each other jokes. “Someone must be responsible for this…” It thus becomes necessary to improve the methodology of action, find better “soul engineers” with a certain literary talent, and isolate society from improper literature and any foreign influence. Those experiences and intuitions whispering that this is a Sisyphean labor must be repressed from the field of consciousness [of the psychopaths].
The conflict is thus dramatic [and often bloody] for both sides. The first feels insulted in its humanity, rendered obtuse, and forced to think in a manner contrary to healthy common sense. The other stifles the premonition that if this goal cannot be reached, sooner or later things will revert to normal man’s rule, including their vengeful lack of understanding of the pathocrats’ personalities. So if it does not work, it is best not to think about the future, just prolong the status quo by means of the above-mentioned efforts. …
However, such a pedagogical system, rife with pathological egotisation and limitations, produces serious negative results, especially in those generations unfamiliar with any other conditions of life. Personality development is impoverished, particularly regarding the more subtle values widely accepted in societies. We observe the characteristic lack of respect for one’s own organism and the voice of nature and instinct, accompanied by brutalization of feelings and customs, to be explained away by a sense of injustice. The tendency to be morally judgmental in interpreting the behavior of those who caused one’s suffering sometimes leads to a demonological world-view. …
A person who has been the object of the effects of the egotistic behavior of pathological individuals for a long time becomes saturated with their characteristic psychological material to such an extent that we can thereupon frequently discern the kind of psychological anomalies which affected him. …
The pathocratic world, the world of pathological egotism and terror, is so difficult to understand for people raised outside the scope of this phenomenon that they often manifest childlike naiveté, even if they studied psychopathology and are psychologists by profession. There are no real data in their behavior, advice, rebukes, and psychotherapy. That explains why their efforts are boring and hurtful and frequently come to naught. Their egotism transforms their good will into ill results.[Political Ponerology]
Now, let’s examine how this process, the conflict between the minority of deviants (that have been covert for a long time, but who finally make their move to come “out of the closet” and impose an overt Pathocracy), and the vast majority of normal people, actually develops.
First we must consider that the development of an adult human’s gifts, skills, realistic thought, and psychological world-view is optimal when the level and quality of his education and the demands of his professional practice correspond to his actual talents and abilities. This is the aim of most normal human beings: to achieve a position in life that allows productive creativity, freedom, the pursuit of happiness, etc. And, the fact is, when many people in a society are able to achieve such a standard of life, the society itself – as a whole – benefits from this collective, individual achievement. What is more, such an individual would feel that the society in which he or she lives is socially just and equitable.
When, however, the group of pathological deviants in a society begins gradually maneuvering to control more and more of the wealth and resources of that society, utilizing their special knowledge of human psychology based on something like game theory, and the society itself has been dumbed down, has no adequate and accurate psychological knowledge to defend themselves from predation, interesting things begin to happen.
One of the first dynamics to come into play is that the deviants who have risen to the top by virtue of their lack of conscience and special abilities already mentioned, seek to force other individuals to exercise functions which deny their humanity, their talents, their intelligence. The deviants also arrogate to themselves and their cronies – other deviants – jobs and positions for which they are not only ill-suited, but totally incapable of performing effectively and efficiently.
Back in 2000, a study was written up in the media entitled “Incompetent People Really Have No Clue, Studies FindThey’re blind to own failings, others’ skills.” In this study, Dr. David A. Dunning, learned that people who are incompetent, who do things badly, are often supremely confident of their abilities to the point that, even in the face of evidence to the contrary, they consider their competence superior to that of people who actually are competent! The researchers involved in the study, published in the December 1999 issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology theorize that the reason for this blindness is that the skills required for competence often are the same skills necessary to recognize competence.
As it happens, a lack of creativity and technical skills is one symptom of psychopathy and related pathologies. They can’t do anything well except lie and manipulate others to do things for them when they are in positions where they must produce results, and when they are in positions where they have absolute power, they believe that they can re-shape the world according to their vision by force.
In short, Capitalism, as it is practiced in the United States, as well as its so-called “democracy,” gives increased access to unrestricted power and control over resources, including other human beings. It is not absolute power that corrupts, it is power that attracts the corrupt.
So it is that the U.S. system was set up by and for psychopaths, and it has only been the informed citizenry that has kept them in check until recent years. Over the past 100 years or so, as psychopaths have gradually taken over those positions where they could consolidate their power and gains, they began a deliberate program of dumbing down the populace, utilizing the education system, medical system, science, the media, etc. There is no area of U.S. society that has not been co-opted and corrupted to the purposes of the Pathocracy.
In such a society, a normal person may start out basically healthy, but after a period of exposure to psychopathy in the workplace, things take on a different tone. If circumstances are brought to bear on an average person with a lack of psychological knowledge so that he or she is forced to perform functions which do not fit his abilities and talents, he begins to feel cheated and even overwhelmed by duties which prevent him from achieving his own self-realization. In such a situation, the person begins to dissociate, to daydream about a world where he or she is what he should be, deserves to be, and is capable of being. This is particularly true if the professional adjustment is downward. A particular danger of the downward adjustment is that the individual, not being regularly challenged, fails to establish an accurate estimation of his own abilities and talents. In his dissociated daydreams, he “fixes” the unfair world and dreams of having the power to do so. In this way, he acquires psychopathic traits even though he may not be a psychopath.
Another aspect of the problem is when we find individuals (not pathological) who obtain important positions because they belong to the privileged elite group in power. If their talents and abilities are inadequate to their position, they will avoid the problems they are supposed to solve in their position, instead devoting themselves to those minor things that don’t really matter – but which they can do – in a grandiose and ostentatious way. We call them “upwardly adjusted” because they are operating at a higher level than they are capable of managing. An individual in such a situation is likely to develop a progressive case of histrionics and tests will show, as the study quoted above, that their correctness of reasoning actually deteriorates.
So, in order to hold onto their high position in the face of the unbearable (and thus, denied), realization of their incompetence, such an individual will begin to direct attacks against anyone with greater talent or skill, even actively seeking to remove them – or have them removed – from their position which, of course, engenders in the other person a feeling of injustice regarding this “downward social adjustment.” Naturally, upwardly-adjusted people favor “whip-cracking” governments which will protect their positions and their incompetence. This, of course, reminds one of a recent news story: Leading GOP Candidates Surge to Embrace Torture
Despite the contention of scores of senior military intelligence officers that “torture doesn’t work,” the audience at last week’s Republican presidential candidate debate broke into applause when leading candidates endorsed increased use of “enhanced interrogation” techniques. […]
The most vehement champions of “enhanced interrogation” were the two men considered, along with McCain, to be front-runners in the nomination contest: former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. […]
While all the major GOP presidential prospects save McCain were eager to trumpet their support of aggressive interrogation techniques, most military and counter-terrorism authorities have taken a contrary view.
The most recent came on the same day as the South Carolina debate. In a Washington Post op-ed article, retired Marine Corps Commandant Charles C. Krulak and retired four-star Marine Gen. Joseph P. Hoar wrote:
“Fear can be a strong motivator. It led Franklin Roosevelt to intern tens of thousands of innocent US citizens during World War II; it led to Joseph McCarthy’s witch-hunt, which ruined the lives of hundreds of Americans. And it led the United States to adopt a policy at the highest levels that condoned and even authorized torture of prisoners in our custody.
“Fear is the justification offered for this policy by former CIA director George Tenet as he promotes his new book. Tenet oversaw the secret CIA interrogation program, in which torture techniques euphemistically called ‘waterboarding,’ ’sensory deprivation,’ ’sleep deprivation’ and ’stress positions’ – conduct that we used to call war crimes – were used. In defending these abuses, Tenet revealed: ‘Everybody forgets one central context of what we lived through: the palpable fear that we felt on the basis of the fact that there was so much we did not know.’”
That view is shared by most members of the military who have intelligence experience. These include former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who wrote a public letter to McCain opposing Bush’s detention policies. “The world is beginning to doubt the moral basis of our fight against terrorism,” Powell observed. “To redefine common article 3 [of the Geneva Conventions] would add to those doubts. Furthermore, it would put our own troops at risk.”
Powell’s letter came amid the 2005 battle between the Bush administration and some members of the Senate to stop the president’s bid to legalize torture and ad hoc military tribunals. That effort was thwarted – not by Democrats, but by four key Republican senators: McCain, John Warner of Virginia, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Susan Collins of Maine.
Their success culminated in passage of the Detainee Treatment Act, which the president signed into law, but simultaneously nullified by issuing a “signing statement” saying, in effect, he would obey the law unless he thought national security was at stake.
The deal resulted from a so-called compromise between Bush and the four senators. The president had barely announced the deal before Attorney General Alberto Gonzales made it clear that the administration would define torture any way it liked. He said on CNN that torture meant the intentional infliction of severe physical or mental harm, and repeated the word “severe” twice.
I think that we can safely suggest that individuals that support torture are in their positions because of money and connections and are incompetent to solve real problems as well as incompetent to realize their own incompetence. Perhaps many so-called “conservatives” fall into such a category?
Upward and downward social adjustments results in a total waste of any society’s most precious resource: the talent pool of its members. This process will lead to increasing dissatisfaction and tensions among individuals and social groups. Evolution or devolution in all areas of cultural, economic and political life depend on the extent to which this human resource talent pool is properly utilized. And, as Lobaczewski points out, in the final analysis, it also determines whether there will be evolution or revolution.
Certainly, in such a society as described above, there will be people who are capable of figuring out what is wrong to some extent, and to begin to try to apply their abilities to right the widespread social injustice. They may approach the problem from the point of view of legislative reforms, or from the point of view of religious moral revival, or disseminating accurate psychological knowledge about the nature of the problem among the masses. Elimination of social injustice and revival of morals and education level of the society could deprive a pathocracy of any chance to take over. And so, such reformers and moralists must be consistently neutralized by various means. If they can’t be bought or co-opted, they will be defamed and their character assassinated. The most dangerous among them will be murdered by various set-ups so that the blame never falls on the deviants.
Even though there are many similarities between what is happening in the U.S. now and the Nazi Regime that arose in Germany under the pathological deviant, Adolf Hitler and his deviant cronies, one must never forget that psychopaths running the show from behind the scenes have a special knowledge of normal human beings and how to manipulate them that nearly all people in the present time simply are not aware of. Just like psychological warfare strategists, psychopaths seem to be able to naturally and cunningly decide rather early on which ideology is going to be most efficient to enable them to establish their rule. They select the ideology because of its adaptability to a given nation’s traditions or personality. That is why specially adapted “democracy” and “capitalism” were selected for the U.S. and why the so-called Conservatives were selected as the base of the Bush fraud. The specially modified ideology performs the function of a Trojan horse, “transporting pathocracy into the country”, so to say. Nazi Germany was culturally different and so a different ideology was used. But of course, the various ideologies are then gradually conformed to the psychopath’s master plan and then, when the mask comes off, it is seen that it is always and ever the same. That is what Peggy Noonan is seeing now: sheer, un-masked psychopathy. And she is shocked.
Prior to the point in time when the Pathocracy plans to make its big maneuver, local partisans are recruited from dissatisfied individuals who are generally suffering from longterm downward adjustment. Leadership is provided by those trained in the secret idea as well as the ideology concocted for the external mask. Assistance will be given to groups of conspirators who believe fervently in the concocted ideology and, very often, a coup d’état results, and an iron-fisted government is installed. Once this has been accomplished, the diversionary partisans’ activities are suppressed so that the new authorities can take credit for bringing about internal peace.
This is how an overt Pathocracy comes to power and I think that the reader can see the comparisons with what has happened in the U.S. since Bush Jr. was assisted in stealing the election in 2000. One must keep in mind that a network of pathological individuals has long been active and in place under the guidance of the inspirational psychopathic world view.
The bottom line is, as Lobaczewski tells us, because of its specific psychological knowledge of human beings and its conviction that normal people are naive, a pathocracy is able to improve its “anti-psychotherapeutic” techniques, and pathologically egotistical as usual, to insinuate its deviant world of concepts to others. Lobaczewski writes:
After a typical pathocratic structure has been formed, the population is effectively divided according to completely different lines from what someone raised outside the purview of this phenomenon might imagine, and in a manner whose actual conditions are also impossible to comprehend for someone lacking essential specialized training. However, an intuitive sense for these causes gradually forms among the majority of society in a country affected by the phenomenon. A person raised in a normal man’s system is accustomed since childhood to seeing economic and ideological problems … possibly also the results of social injustice [in a surface way, evaluating them based on simple appearances.] . Such concepts have proved illusory and ineffective in a most tragic manner: the macrosocial phenomenon has its own properties and laws which can only be studied and comprehended within the appropriate categories.
However, in leaving behind our old natural method of comprehension and learning to track the internal causality of the phenomenon, we marvel at the surprising exactness with which the latter turns out to be subjected to its own regular laws. With regard to individuals, there is always a greater scope of some individualism and environmental influences. In statistical analyses these variable factors disappear and the essential constant characteristics surface. The entirety is thus clearly subject to causative determination. This explains the relative ease of transition from studying causation to predicting future changes in the phenomenon. In time, the adequacy of collected knowledge has been confirmed by the accuracy of these predictions. [Political Ponerology]
In other words, once you know the phenomenon well, you can make predictions as to what will happen next. This is the premise on which SOTT has been operating since its inception and even our detractors are frequently forced to acknowledge our accuracy in prediction and “reading” what is really going on behind the global political charades.
Among the most interesting discoveries made by the scientists doing the research that Andrew Lobaczewski has brought to the West are certain factors that make a person resistant to the maneuvers of psychopaths.
The specific role of certain individuals during such times is worth pointing out; they participate in the discovery of the nature of this new reality and help others find the right path. They have a normal nature but an unfortunate childhood, being subjected very early to the domination of individuals with various psychological deviations, including pathological egotism and methods of terrorizing others. [But, due to strength of innate character, or fortuitous circumstances, were able to resist or overcome this treatment rather than being infected by it.] The new rulership system strikes such people as a large scale societal multiplication of what they knew from individual experience. From the very outset, they therefore see this reality much more prosaically, immediately treating the ideology in accordance with the paralogistic stories well known to them, whose purpose was to cloak the bitter reality of their youthful experiences. They soon reach the truth, since the genesis and nature of evil are analogous irrespective of the social scale in which it appears.
Such people are rarely understood in happy societies, but there they became useful; their explanations and advice proved accurate and were transmitted to others joining the network of this apperceptive heritage. However, their own suffering was doubled, since this was too much of a similar kind of abuse for one life to handle. [Political Ponerology]
I think that we can assign many so-called “conspiracy theorists” to this category of persons who can see reality and rightly divide the pathological claims from facts. They may not, initially, be able to name what they are seeing, but as Lobaczewski points out, they are the most able to participate in the discovery of the nature of the beast.
Then, there are still other persons who are less malleable to psychopathic manipulations, and much less likely to be attracted by the deviant concepts of the psychopath. Among this group we find those who are:
…affected by some states caused by the toxic activities of certain substances such as ether, carbon monoxide, and possibly some endotoxins, under the condition that this occurred in childhood.
In other words, smoking tobacco and being exposed to second hand smoke may very well be a sort of “fortifying elixir” against psychopaths; no wonder the Pathocracy is so determined to stamp out smoking! They have employed the most devious and deceptive tactics both at the science level and via the media to eliminate tobacco from the lives of the very people they are killing by every other means possible. (Again, see: American Autogenocide)
There are a number of types of people that have an inclination for accepting the psychopathic world view and becoming effective psychopaths, or sociopaths as Western psychiatry might call them. Among these types, are two types of individuals who have suffered tissue damage to specific areas of the brain. This can be due to pre-natal or neo-natal injury, or even a brain injury later in life. Such injuries do not have to be life-threatening or debilitating and can even be, to a great extent, unnoticed.
In the case of frontal characteropathy, this is principally the result of an incapacity for self-critical reflection and an incapacity for the abandonment of a dead-end street into which one has thoughtlessly stumbled. …
Paranoidal individuals expect uncritical support within such a system. [Political Ponerology]
Lobaczewski points out, however, that this is not true for the majority of individuals with brain injuries.
In general however, the carriers of various kinds of brain-tissue damage lean clearly to the society of normal people, and as a result of their psychological problems suffer even more [under a pathocracy] than healthy people. [Political Ponerology]
It also happens that people who suffer certain genetic physiological anomalies may, manifest split tendencies similar to schizoids who exhibit an attraction to pathocracy combined with efficient thinking (as long as they are not under pressure). Thus they are torn between the attractions of a deviant world view and the society of normal people. In a similar manner, individuals who are pre-disposed to cancer at an early age frequently exhibit characteristics and irrational attraction for this phenomenon.
In general, it can be said that people who are weaker, more sickly, and less vital, among whom the frequency of known mental diseases is at twice the rate of the national average, have a more submissive attitude toward a pathocratic regime combined with a kind of opportunism. (They have suffered and now they are going to “get theirs.”)
In short, it seems as though an individual’s decreased resistance to the effects of psychopathy and his attraction to this psychopathic world-view appear to be a holistic response of person’s organism, not merely of his psychological makeup alone. Adapting to a pathocracy turns people into “artful dodgers” and it is for this reason that many psychologists believe that there is a “psychopath” inside everyone.
The great majority of the population of any society is composed of normal people, (that is, non-deviant, though certainly being “normal” often includes a variety of neuroses!) Considering this group, we might wonder why it is that so many people categorically reject the advantages that acceding to the rule of psychopaths confer. Why do they consciously prefer to accept poverty, harassment, abridging of their freedoms for the sake of what is called a “conscience”? What motivates them? Are they just more brainwashed by older traditions, philosophy and religion and therefore impervious to the brainwashing of the Pathocracy? That can’t be it because there are so many people who claim “religious faith” as their lynchpin who change their world-views very quickly to that which is promulgated by the Pathocracy.
Lobaczewski tells us that the reason the majority of normal people simply never can and never will be able to submit to a Pathocracy is because:
…a person with a normal human instinctive substratum, good basic intelligence, and full faculties of critical thought would have a difficult time accepting such a compromise; it would devastate his personality and engender neurosis. At the same time, such a system easily distinguishes and separates him from its own kind regardless of his sporadic hesitations. No method of propaganda can change the nature of this macro-social phenomenon or the nature of a normal human being. They remain foreign to each other. […]
Actually, normal people cannot get rid of the characteristics with which the Homo sapiens species was endowed by its phylogenetic past. Such people will thus never stop feeling and perceiving psychological and socio-moral phenomena in much the same way their ancestors had been doing for hundreds of generations. [Political Ponerology]
However, we have not yet completed the picture – we return again to the immigration issue.
People exist everywhere in the world with specifically susceptible personalities; even a faraway pathocracy evokes a resonating response in them, working on their underlying feeling that “there is a place for people like us there”.
Uncritical, frustrated, and abused people also exist everywhere, and they can be reached by appropriately elaborated propaganda.
The future of a [psychopathic] nation is greatly dependent on how many such people it contains. Thanks to its specific [deviant] psychological knowledge and its conviction that normal people are naive, a pathocracy is able to improve its “anti-psychotherapeutic” techniques, and pathologically egotistical as usual, to insinuate its deviant world of concepts to others.
The most frequently used methods include paralogistic and conversion methods such as the projection of one’s own qualities and intention onto other persons, social groups, or nations, paramoral indignation, and reverse blocking. This last method is a pathocratic favorite used on the mass scale, driving the minds of average people into a dead end because, as a result, it causes them to search for the truth in the “golden mean” between the reality and its opposite.
We should thus point out that although various works in the area of psychopathology contain descriptions of most of these near-hypocritical methods, an overall summary filling the gaps observed is absent and sorely needed. How much better it would be if the people and governments of normal man’s countries could take advantage of such a work and behave like an experienced psychologist, noting the reproaches heaped upon them in the course of projection and turning around statements whose character indicate reverse blocking. A bit of analytical cosmetics would then produce a low-cost list of a pathocratic empire’s intentions.[…]
If a nucleus of this macrosocial pathological phenomenon already exists in the world, always cloaking its true quality behind an ideological mask of some political system, it irradiates into other nations via coded news difficult for normal people to understand, but easy to read for psychopathic individuals. “That’s the place for us, we now have a homeland where our youthful dreams can come true about ruling those ‘others’ and living in safety and prosperity.” The more powerful this nucleus and this pathocratic nation, the wider the scope of its inductive siren-call, heard by individuals whose nature is correspondingly deviant as though they were superheterodyne receivers naturally attuned to the same wave-length. Unfortunately, what is being used today is real radio transmitters in the hundreds of kilowatts, as well as loyal agents networking our planet.
Whether directly or indirectly, i.e. by means of the above-mentioned persons, this call of pathocracy, once appropriately “decked-out”, reaches a significantly wider circle of people, including both individuals with various psychological deviations and those who are frustrated, deprived of the opportunity to earn an education and make use of their talents, physically or morally injured, or simply primitive. The scope of the response to this call may vary in proportion, but nowhere will it represent the majority. Nonetheless, the home-bred spellbinders who arise never take into account the fact that they are not able to enrapture the majority. […]
An appropriately elaborated revolutionary doctrine reaches a society’s autonomous substratum and finds people who treat it like ideational reality in countries just emerging from primeval conditions and lacking political experience. This also occurs in nations where an over-egoistical ruling class defends its position by means of naively moralizing doctrines, where injustice is overly popular, or where an intensification of the hysteria level stifles the operation of common sense. People who have become close to revolutionary catchwords no longer watch to make sure that whoever expounds such an ideology is a truly sincere adherent, not just someone using the mask of ideology to conceal other motives derived from his deviant personality….
In addition to these spellbinders, we can find another kind of preacher of revolutionary ideas, one whose status is basically linked to the money he receives for his activities. However, it is unlikely that its ranks include people who could be characterized as psychologically normal with no reservations on the basis of the above-mentioned criteria. Their indifference to the human suffering caused by their own activities is derived from their deficiencies in their perceived value of societal links or their capacity to foresee the results of their activities. In ponerogenic processes, moral deficiencies, intellectual failings, and pathological factors intersect in a time-space causative network giving rise to individual and national suffering. Any war waged with psychological weapons costs only a fraction as much as classical warfare, but it does have a cost, especially when it is being waged simultaneously in many countries throughout the world.
People acting in the name of pathocracy’s interests may effect their activities in parallel, under the banner of some traditional or other ideology, or even with the assistance of a contradictory ideology battling the traditional one. In these latter cases, the service must be performed by individuals whose response to the call of the pathocracy is sufficiently vehement so as to prevent the self-suggestive activities of the other ideology they are using from straining the links with their actual hopes for power. [Political Ponerology]
We thus begin to understand the issue of immigration in a more comprehensive manner. In some cases, we are dealing with normal, decent people fleeing a pathological government; in others, we must consider that many who are attracted to the country where a Pathocracy is beginning to bloom are pathological themselves and will become instruments of oppression against the normal citizens.
The psychopathic elites who have stolen the world’s wealth in land and credit and monopolistic corporations claim that the poor masses that they have displaced are the problem – they are “useless eaters” who deserve to be killed off in wars, famine, plague, economic depression caused starvation, revolutions, and so on. All of this is merely ideological double-talk covering up their own pathological, parasitic natures, but that is approaching the problem from the exact wrong end, wrong principle.
What is the correct solution?
I recently came across an idea that is attributed to Eleanor Smeal, which I cannot verify the source work, but which is so interesting that I thought I would share it anyway while waiting for that information.
“Here is the principle. When I was attempting to free computer memory with the thousands of letters that have been sent to me by dynamic women over the years — many of which, scattered among the unimportant ones, I want to keep — I discovered the right way to go about it. Simply click to arrange the posts by “size” and start eliminating the biggest ones — that is the best and quickest way to free up space fast. The same is true with “eaters” — a Rothschild with hundreds of thousands of acres in Latin America can be [removed from power] and that instantly benefits hundreds of thousands of people who then go to settle that choice land. People will leave the big cities to take that land. They will grow their own sustenance as peasants which will put a floor on poverty in the country. When the cities don’t offer a wage of a certain level — the people can go back to the land — former Rothschild or Rockefeller or Bush land etc. and produce their own food supply as peasants on the land — becoming conservative productive virtuous people with a stake in life. All from [removing] just a few of the biggest and piggyest eaters of all.
“It is not only the redistribution of land that will save womankind (and everyone else too); but the redistribution of the great fortunes through breaking up corporations and holding companies; and the limiting of great fortunes to perhaps a few hundred million or so — super wealth tax — not income tax — we should not tax income, which is taxing (punishing penalizing) human productivity and creativity. No, women are not so dumb as to think that redistribution of of the stock share and IOU holdings of the rich will feed everyone — no, but it is part of something bigger and more fundamental — we must take the monopoly of money and credit out of the hands of the financiers — by simply [removing] them until they change their policy and agree to our policy. They have made us debt slaves because with their monopoly of money and credit they have gotten control of media (monopolizing the flow and determining the content of the media that informs the masses) and thus of t he politicians. The secret is not to take their golden eggs so much as to take the magic goose that lays them — to take from them the monopoly of credit creation which is centralized in their hands. We simply start [removing] them and their families and their body guards and their body guard’s families until they decide that they don’t want to monopolize credit on this planet any more.”
Well, I think I should add that in the above quoted excerpt, I have replaced the word “kill” with “remove” because I definitely do not think that people ought to advocate just killing off the wealthy elite. Certainly, that seems a bit simplistic and naive; but removing them from power may not be so easy either. Nevertheless, I think there IS something to this idea that we should pay close attention to, and the first step to effecting such a change would be to educate the public about the existence and pathological function of psychopaths in society. This lack of knowledge is one of the chief failings of our present system. Considerable attention has been given to the matter of solutions by Andrew Lobaczewski in his seminal work, Political Ponerology. Rather than quote the lengthy excerpts here, I will only suggest that the book should be read in its entirety, slowly and carefully. The most essential thing to remember is that pathological deviants constitute a minority of human types, and yet they exert an extraordinary influence and control over the vast masses of normal humans with the potential to develop true conscience.
Those individuals who think that change can be effected via legal or political processes fail to understand that both the law and politics, by and large, are created and controlled by pathological types, and are set up for their benefit, not the benefit of the ordinary human being. So it is that law and politics are insufficient avenues for counteracting a pathological society that has been created by the efforts and influence of deviants.
Another important thing to remember in regards to seeking solutions via legal or political means is that the cunning of the pathological deviant is far superior to that of normal human beings. Most people are familiar with the idea of the exceptional cunning of the madman, but psychopathy, in its several varieties, has an additional element: the Mask of Sanity. As psychologist Robert Rieber writes:
Personality abnormalities vary considerably in severity of symptoms and degree of maladjustment to society. But as Bromberg (1948) pointed out, “The group that supplies the most comprehensive and unmistakable illustrations of maladjustment to social life comprises those persons referred to as psychopathic personalities” (p. 54).
Of all the recognized psychiatric syndromes, that of the antisocial personality, or psychopath, presents perhaps the greatest number of unsolved questions. …true psychopaths, with their consistently antisocial behavior, present the average observer with a phenomenon so spectacularly alien that it seems almost incredible that such people can exist. And granted that psychopaths do indeed exist, it is perplexing how they can manage to appear superficially sane, how they are able to wear, as one observer put it, the “mask of sanity.” The true psychopath compels the psychiatric observer to ask the perplexing and largely unanswered question: “Why doesn’t that person have the common decency to go crazy?”
Given the mixture of awe, horror, and perplexity that the true psychopath evokes, it is perhaps not surprising that research into the etiology, course, and psychological mechanisms specific to this syndrome has lagged far behind that of other psychiatric classifications. When we have such difficulty grasping the essentials of the presenting picture, we can only have greater difficulty in finding an overall interpretive scheme around which to organize our research questions. Indeed, we know far too little about how the psychopathic character structure comes about, how it utilizes social experience to perpetuate its fundamentally antisocial outlook, and how it often manages to secure highly stable social niches in which both accomplices and subgroup prestige can be found. [Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, Vol. 23, No. 1, 1994]
Recently we saw Cindy Sheehan wake up to the fact that the Democratic Party is just another ideology behind which psychopathy operates. She decamped and has now, as I understand it, decided that the 911 Truth Movement is the right place to be. I’m sorry to have to inform her that psychopaths are vectoring that show also. You didn’t really think they would commit crimes like 911 and not cover their backsides by instigating and controlling a “truth movement,” did you?
Again and again I receive letters from political action groups asking for money and support. I’ve given money and support and also written endless letters and emails telling them that their “political actions” aren’t going to amount to a hill of beans if they do not factor psychopathy into the equation. They were all so sure that getting the Democrats back in control was going to change everything, and the fact is, nothing has changed. All that money and effort wasted. And now people are realizing it even though we have been saying it all along.
So, I’ll say it again – and keep saying it – 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. That is the first order of business and if half the people agitating for Truth or stopping the war or Bush or whatever would focus their efforts, time and money on exposing psychopathy, we might get somewhere. Back on January 25th I wrote:
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Initially, we’re planning a sustained campaign of distribution of educational materials via the same processes that are used in political campaigns; only in this case, it will not be a campaign to elect anyone; it will be a campaign to wake up and stop the madness before we are all wiped off the face of the Earth forever. These materials will make people aware of SOTT and will give them further information about how to either find SOTT on the web, or how to sign up for the new, weekly printed SOTT that is in the pipeline.
We have volunteers around the world just waiting for the materials to be printed and shipped to them so that they can begin the distribution process. using our successful Signs Of The Times website as a backbone. We’ll use mail-out flyers, posters, stickers, book-marks, and web productions to inform the people of just what danger we are all in while our so-called leaders bicker over killing more people. If they don’t stop that wrangling now, and attend to the business at hand, there won’t be anybody to bomb anyway.
The response was underwhelming, to put it mildly. And yet, time and time again, SOTT is the only website where you can find the most accurate assessments of what is really going on and what is likely to be the result. Again and again we “call ‘em” right, and our so-called “pessimistic” view of the political landscape proves correct. We don’t consider it to be pessimistic, just accurate based on our knowledge of psychopathy and how human systems operate. But the dreamers and wishful thinkers keep pouring money and energy into “political action” groups and their time and money wasting activities.
Another question that needs to be asked: What will it take for the rest of the world to stand up to the U.S.?
Well, I think that most of the “rulers” of the rest of the world are in cahoots with the U.S. or scared of the U.S. or greedy for U.S. support. Basically, it is that 6% of psychopathic rulers everywhere and their 12% first tier supporters vs. the rest of humanity. Unfortunately, that 12% that are sycophantic brown nosers of the top 6% will sell out their brothers and sisters for less than 30 pieces of silver.
Then, of the remaining 80% of people, because they have been dumbed down or traumatized by psychopathic material all their lives, over half of them simply aren’t capable of thinking for themselves and will follow whoever is in charge under any circumstances. So, that leaves about 40% of humanity capable of thinking and acting IF they are driven to the wall. But many of them are just trying to survive. As noted above, part of the method of the Pathocracy is to enforce poverty on the population – and that includes immigration policies – so that they are so busy thinking about just getting a place to live and food on the table for their children that they don’t want to rock the boat and risk any disruption in their lives. These people do not realize that they are ultimately going to lose everything anyway, and it would behoove them to do something now, rather than later.
But they will have to lose a lot more, become a lot more miserable, suffer more, before they finally wake up and rise up. But, rise up they will as they always have throughout history. The unfortunate thing about that is that when they do, their rage blinds them and they often destroy the very things they need right along with the corruption and evil. You can also see examples of this in history.
In the end, again, the real problem is that the knowledge of psychopathy and how psychopaths rule the world has been effectively hidden and 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.”
When you are dealing with psychopaths, you are dealing with the criminal mind and when such minds are in positions of absolute power – as they are today – there is nothing to restrain them – and nothing will restrain them, you can take that to the bank.
Bush (or, more precisely, his handlers) have almost absolute control of all the branches of government. You can notice this if you observe carefully that no matter what illegal thing Bush does, no one will really take him to task. All of the “scandals” that have come up, any one of which would have taken down any other administration, are just farces played out for the public, to distract them, to make them think that the democracy is still working.
There are only two things that can bring a psychopath under submission: 1) a bigger psychopath; 2) the non-violent, absolute refusal of all others to submit to their controls no matter the consequences. If every single normal person in the U.S. (and elsewhere) simply sat down and refused to lift a hand to further one single aim of the psychopathic agenda, en masse, if people refused to pay taxes, if soldiers refused to fight, if government workers and corporate drones refused to go to work, if doctors refused to treat psychopathic elites and their families, the whole system would grind to a screeching halt.
But that can only happen if the masses of people KNOW about psychopathy in all its horrible details. Only if they know that they are dealing with creatures that really aren’t human can they have the understanding of what they must do. And only when they get miserable enough that the misery that the psychopath will inflict on them in the beginning of their resistance pales in comparison, will they have the will to do this. That, or the understanding of the world the psychopaths are creating for their children in which case love for the future of humanity will motivate them to resist.
In Poland, under the communists, the people began to band together in this way and massive strikes took place. The government decided to “punish” the people, to make them angry at the strikers. They did this by cutting off supplies of goods – including necessary things like food and fuel – to shops, and blaming it on the strikers. But the majority of the people understood by that time that it wasn’t the fault of the strikers, it was the purview of the government, and the Solidarity Movement continued and brought an end to communism in Poland.
Unfortunately, what then happened was that the “supporters of communism,” suddenly became “supporters of capitalism” and it was a case of “meet the new boss, same as the old boss.” This was because the people did not fully understand the phenomenon of psychopathy and that it simply uses ideologies as cover. The people insticntively knew what to do, but when the rhetoric changed, they were deceived again.
So, 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 propagation of that information as far and wide as possible.
Let me close by suggesting to Peggy Noonan and Cindy Sheehan, and others who really want to do something, to deal with all our problems, including immigration, let’s get the knowledge of social pathogens out to the people, let’s learn how to identify them first, and then we can decide how to proceed from there.
Ignota nulla curatio morbi!
Do not attempt to cure what you do not understand.