|Narcissus by John W. Kelley|
Here’s an article — by an Oxford psychologist, no less — that actually endorses psychopaths. The moral rot of our society must be reaching critical mass.
“The common features of a psychopath and sociopath lie in their shared diagnosis — antisocial personality disorder,” notes a World of Psychology article. “The DSM-5 defines antisocial personality as someone have 3 or more of the following traits:
1. Regularly breaks or flaunts the law
2. Constantly lies and deceives others
3. Is impulsive and doesn’t plan ahead
4. Can be prone to fighting and aggressiveness
5. Has little regard for the safety of others
6. Irresponsible, can’t meet financial obligations
7. Doesn’t feel remorse or guilt
“Symptoms start before age 15, so by the time a person is an adult, they are well on their way to becoming a psychopath or sociopath.”
“Both types of personality have a pervasive pattern of disregard for the safety and rights of others. Deceit and manipulation are central features to both types of personality.”
From the richest right wingers to their poorest Fox-fed little tools, these people define the word “deserve” to mean “Only I get any!!!”
I've had more than enough of psychopaths and/or sociopaths, thanks. Our whole kleptocapitalistic, warmongering society has. It's just this lack of empathy and compassion that is destroying us.
Authoritarian sociopaths already infest America’s boardrooms, and they completely control one of our two major political parties. They want to reestablish a feudal society with themselves as the unchallenged aristocracy. Even if you're uncomfortable with terms like "evil," these boys are basically a working definition of it — willing to crush centuries of civilization and human progress under the limo wheels.
We've always had sociopaths around. But when a society decides to put them in charge of things and celebrate them, the 11th hour has arrived.