― Christopher Hitchens
With all the high profile personality disordered sociopath's cropping up in the past few years, I am astonished to find that people are still trying to soft sell them and how they inflict themselves on the rest of us.
I don't care who you are, you know a sociopath. There are too many of them out there to think you can escape their madness. Don't look around and try to guess who it might be. It will be the last person you suspect.
My mother didn't bother to hide her act from my sister and myself, so I have a pretty good radar when it comes to sensing a loon hiding behind his Sunday's finest. I also saw the depths my mother sank to as she passed her self off as some southern belle. She would stab a guy in the back, and have his wallet out before he hit the ground. And you wouldn't think butter would melt in her mouth.
Those of you not raised in proximity of evil, and who think you are exempt from the effects of the wicked, need to think again. If you think your neighbor's are upstanding citizens, and are above reproach because they recycle, or volunteer for the citizens patrol, you are ripe for a picking. The BTK killer in Wichita, short for Blind Torture and Kill, was the president of his church and a leader in his sons boy scout troop.
Few sociopaths are boogie man Hannibal Lecters. Not many will ever be outed for what they do. It's these lesser ones you will have to deal with, and that you may never know for what they are.
It's the person who kicks his golf ball out of the rough without charging himself a stroke. The neighbor that chats you up and anonymously turns you in to the city for the height of your lawn. Soccer moms that encourage their kids to cheat. Has a baby on board sign on the mini van yet texts while driving. Hates gays. Loves Ellen Degeneres. Lectures on the evils of marijuana but has the 8 year old addicted to adderall.
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It's better than robbing and killing. But a lie is a lie.
The psychiatric community is telling us that the next issue of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders will collapse most personality disorders into a couple of categories to minimize them as a psychologically relevant issue. I think that since these disorders can't be fixed, they are going to downgrade and define them out of existence. Which is yet another example of sociopath's spinning reality to maintain an image of infallibility.
This comes at a time when the perfect storm for sociopath asshole generation settles in like a plague. The whole MTV, baby daddy, instant text gratification demographic, won't even have a name for their pathological self absorption.
A theory of mine that proves true more often than not is that if you take the most vocal, beeping and squawking, self righteous, passer of judgmental platitudes you can find, and check how they spend their time (when they are not diverting attention away from themselves and on to others) and you will find them wrapped up in the very behavior they condemn in others.
It never ceases to amaze me.
If you don't believe me. If you think I protest too much.
Lets stroll down the hypocrite, sociopath, hall of shame!
As speaker of the house, Gingrich led the charge to oust Clinton from office after the Monica Lewinsky scandal.. The impeachment proceedings were baldly partisan. Gingrich had done his best to paint the democratic party as a pack of anti family sinners since the early ninetie's.
What Newt wasn't telling others was he was banging some broad behind the back of his wife of 17 years during the proceedings.
New York States attorney general, and then Governor, who rose to power on a platform of prosecuting organized and white collar crime. Including houses of ill repute.
In a press conference to announce his resignation from public office, Spitzer copped to spending $15,000 over six months on some very pricey hookers and almost $80,000 on services provided at the Emperor's Club VIP a New York city whore house.
In 1992 Judge Sol Wachtler was the head of the New York Court of Appeals, the most powerful appellate court in the land. He was good looking, well respected, and crazy as a shit house rat.
Wachtler was arrested in November of 1992 after harassing wealthy heiress Joy Silverman for almost a year after she dumped him for not leaving his wife and committing to her.
After the break up, Wachtler would enter manic states in which he would concoct elaborate plans to fool Silverman into coming back to him. He created an alter ego under the alias David Purdy to harass and intimidate Silvermen. Wachtler was convinced that if he could make Silvermen believe in Purdy, she would seek advice and comfort from her old lover Judge Wachtler. Dismayed that Silverman saw through his rouse, he went so far as to disguise himself as a cowboy to convince her that he and Purdy were two different people.
Head of Jimmy Swaggert Ministries would rant, weep, and thrust his Bible high in the air and strut the stage whipping his followers and himself to a devotional frenzy.
So him copping to allegations of a little post revival unwinding with Hookers in New Orleans cat houses must have come as quite a shock to his followers.
The hypocrisy was breathtaking. Swaggert was a well known fire brand on the subject of moral turpitude and demon lust.
Bob Packwood and his diaries.. This entry says it all.
Grabbed Tracy Gorman behind the xerox machine today and she got a little pissed. What's the big deal? I was smiling while I did it. She made this big stink about it and it took me about two hours and a couple of thousand dollars to calm her down. I have one question. If she didn't want me to feather her nest, why did she come to the xerox room? Sure, she used that old excuse that she had to make copies of the Brady Bill, but if you believe that. I have a room full of radical feminist you can boff. She knew I was copying stuff in there. I had my jacket off and my sleeves rolled up, revealing the well-defined musculature of my sinewy arms which are always bulging with desire. I know what she wanted. This didn't require a lot of thought.
A person could go on all day. One google search provided hundreds of two faced deranged nut jobs making careers out of telling others to do as I say, not as I do. These are just the high profile politicians and religious leaders.
Watching these guys is something we could use as a tool for removing ourselves from personal responsibility. We would like to think their examples can be used to rationalize away our smaller transgressions.
I am of the opinion that because they present themselves as moral leaders, they should be held to a higher standard than the rest of us. But this doesn't exempt us from personal responsibility any more than their high profile and stress filled life exempts them. We all have to lead by example.