Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Monday, June 06, 2011

Aren't Almost All Politicians? almost pathologically fluid liar....
There's been a bit of interest in a recent post about psychopaths in places of power. Excerpt:
Rape a housekeeper… you might be a psychopath.

Lie to the nation about having sex with an intern… you might be a psychopath.

Having multiple public affairs while putting at risk the largest endorsements in the world… you might be a psychopath.

Cheat on your wife and have a love child with house hold staff… you might be a psychopath.

Cheat on your wife with $3,000 an hour prostitutes while prosecuting others… you might be a psychopath.

Divorce your wife while she is recovering from surgery… you might be a psychopath.

Cheat on your wife, father a love child, have a sex tape, and asking for a divorce, while your wife is dying form cancer… you might be a psychopath.

Blow a million dollar TV career on coke and hookers… you might be a psychopath.

Create financial instruments that you knew were going to blow up the housing market… you might be a psychopath.

Create a billion dollar Ponzi scheme to steal billions… you might be a psychopath.

Hide billions of losses in off the books shell corporations to pump up your stock… you might be a psychopath.

Claim that you are doing “God’s work” while your company sucks the life blood out of the company… you might be a psychopath.

Show no remorse for 500,000 dead Iraqi children… you might be a psychopath.

Lie to a nation about the real reason we are going to war… you might be a psychopath.

Lie to a nation about the real strength of the dollar… you might be a banker.

Talk about coming back as a deadly virus to eradicate over population… you might be a psychopath.

Create and fund wars to steal others natural resources… you might be a psychopath.

Help support tyrannical regimes all over the world… you might be a psychopath.

Holding up the American taxpayer to bailout your buddies… you might be a psychopath.

Perpetuating a huge lie in order to to become a carbon credit billionaire and sexually assaulting a masseuse … you might be a psychopath.
These are the people who grasp for the levers of power. These are the people we're supposed to trust to do what's right, not what is personally beneficial, expedient, easy. These are the people the media is supposed to vet, not anoint.

There's also this recent book, The Psychopath Test. Watch the embedded video there.
There's a preponderance of psychopaths, people with a complete lack of human empathy at the heart of the political and business elites.
But Government = Good, Business = Bad!  That's what we're constantly told.  Just put the right people in charge of government, and things will be made RIGHT!

But it never is.  And it's never their fault.  The solutions were just poorly implemented!  There was too much resistance from reactionaries!  We didn't spend enough money!  The philosophy cannot be wrong!  We must do it again, only HARDER!

The Founders understood, and that is why they wrote a Constitution of defined, limited powers. And that's why that Constitution had to be folded, spindled, mutilated and made void.

Entropy sucks.

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