Imagine for a moment that you were the only human being on Earth. More than human — imagine that you were a fiery angel, prophesied since the beginning of time, coming to Earth in human form. Imagine now that you find yourself on Earth, surrounded by creatures that look like you, talk like you and act like you — but who aren’t “what you are.” They’re just shells, golems made of mud. You can see into them, even if they can’t. They don’t have souls, as you do. They don’t feel pain — they just pretend to. YOU are real, and they just think they are. They aren’t even technically alive…at least not in the way that you are.
But there are a lot of them, and they can hurt you if they want to. So, what do you do? You observe them. You watch their habits. You first learn to blend into this subspecies of mud men, so they leave you alone to truly live. You learn to mimic the smiles, the gestures. You learn their habits, much as a predator does. You learn that the right arrangement of facial muscles can get you what you want. You pretend to feel something for them, when necessary…but they wouldn’t understand your emotions, even if they had emotions of their own. Which they don’t. Because they’re not real. That’s not what they are.
These mud men around you are, at best, playthings. They’re props, to be used in whatever way suits you best. You arrange your face in that certain way, charm them to get what you want, knowing all the while that you are, by right, far more than any of them. Your confidence among them carries you far, and your practiced smile wins many followers. You despise them all. You are destined for greater things; that they amuse you is the highest purpose they can serve. That they stand in your way is a sin against your being. But they willingly hand you power, as has always been your destiny.
This is the true nature of the psychotic; the one who sees himself as a God, or a Messiah, among men of mud. History is full of examples of clinical psychotics in business and in the halls of power. In fact, you could make a pretty good case that a certain degree of psychosis is almost a prerequisite in the creation of great conquerors and leaders like Genghis Khan, Alexander the Great and Napoleon Bonaparte. The same could be said of conquerors in business and politics. The belief in ones’ own inherent righteousness is as much an asset as studied charm — in fact, the business and political world not only rewards, but encourages psychotic behaviors. Many psychotics do very well in these fields — as some of America’s greatest right-wing figureheads prove.
A CALLOUS LACK OF EMPATHY
Dissociation (the separation of ones-self from the world or other human beings) and psychosis are closely related, and often occur together. The psychotic typically imagines him or herself in a different “plane of reality” than those around them. This leads to what may be the psychotic’s defining trait: An utter lack of empathy. The inability to identify with the feelings of others, and relate to them on a human basis.
It is this trait that makes the psychotic so dangerous. A psychopath may not actually have any real hostility toward others, at least in the sense that you don’t have any real, personal hostility toward the eye-searingly ugly carpet in your friend’s living room. It’s just a thing. An object. It’s nothing personal. But if given the opportunity, would you hesitate for a second to throw battery acid on that hideous shag, or take a carpet knife to it? You’d probably relish the experience. That’s what makes a lack of empathy so dangerous…it’s the objectification of human beings, a failure in the theory of mind that tells us that other people are as “real” as we are.
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John Stossel — Freeloader Nation
CONS, LIES and MANIPULATION
Lies and manipulation come easy to the psychopath, as water comes easily to a fish. They’re more than just the psycho’s bread and butter — the world of deceit is his natural environment. The psychopath is beyond shame, and often beyond remorse apart from being sorry he got caught.
One of the trademark qualities of the psychopath is his willingness to simply brush off getting caught in lies. For him, the game of deception is a matter of numbers, and he knows sometimes he’ll let the mask slip.
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SHALLOW, INSINCERE EMOTIONS and AFFECTATIONS
The psychopath’s talent for avoiding empathy rises in part from the fact that he can’t relate to emotions he doesn’t have. To put it simply, the psychopath’s emotional range is usually far shallower than that of the average person. From the psychopath’s perspective, this makes other people seem “fake,” as though they were pretending to have emotions that don’t exist.
This brings us to the most chilling aspect of the psychopath: his ability not only to blend in, but to be almost universally LIKED by everyone he meets. Far from being that creepy guy in the corner, the true psychopath is a charmer — he’s the guy you like the first time you meet him, who speaks to you as though you were an equal and long-lost friend, who’s always quick with a joke or amusing anecdote. A truly talented psychopath isn’t Mr. Brooks, working to blend into his surroundings, working not to be noticed. Quite the opposite; widespread approval serves to confirm his suspicions that despite his inhumanity, he’s so much better than you that you don’t even know that he knows he is.
This plays into the textbook narcissism, the delusions of grandeur, the oft-cited “Messiah Complex” that defines so many psychotics like Charles Manson. They seek self-fulfillment by fulfillment of self-perceived prophecy, and by placing themselves in the pivotal role as savior of the ignorant mud men. But you’ll never know that that’s what they’re thinking, because the mask of charm is utterly convincing. The most you’ll ever see of it is a kind of smugness…I certain laugh behind the eyes that says that “I get the joke…and you’re it.”
(While watching these clips, pay close attention to the amount of time they spend smiling on command, how quickly and easily they joke and laugh, the number of palms-up hand gestures, their animated facial expressions and head movements, and how often they deliberately raise their eyebrows or vary vocal inflection while speaking. All are practiced affectations designed to communicate one message: “Trust me.“)
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And, of course, what list of grandly deluded psychotics would be complete without the Mormon Messiah…the man who practically serves as the poster boy for Right Wing Psychosis? And now, our closing statement…the Clown Prince of Crazy, the Pudgy Puppetmaster himself…Glenn Beck: