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Originally posted by LadySkadi
ability to appear genuine when faking sincerity and honesty
Originally posted by Kevinquisitor
I apologize for the lack of content with this post, however it is late, I am tired, and regardless, wanted to share this documentary as I have not seen it posted in this thread yet. I feel it is relevant to the OP's topic, and I thoroughly agree.
Originally posted by Hemisphere
That is that our Constitution and our rights were undermined from the beginning. The Constitution does not say what most think it says and when push comes to shove, it will not protect us any more than a grocery list on a napkin.
Most psychopaths (with the exception of those who somehow manage to plow their way through life without coming into formal or prolonged contact with the criminal justice system) meet the criteria for ASPD, but most individuals with ASPD are not psychopaths.
-- 'Psychopathy and Antisocial Personality Disorder: A Case of Diagnostic Confusion' by Robert Hare, Ph.D , Psychiatric Times, vol. 13, #2 Link
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Originally posted by SpeakerofTruth
Yeah, sociopaths, borderline personalities and schizoids are all very much products of their environments, usually either stemming from extreme praise or complete rejection. It varies with the individual.
The origin of personality disorders is a matter of considerable controversy. Traditional thinking holds that these maladaptive patterns are the result of dysfunctional early environments that prevent the evolution of adaptive patterns of perception, response, and defense. A body of data points toward genetic and psychobiologic contributions to the symptomology of these disorders; however, the inconsistency of the data prevents authorities from drawing definite conclusions.
-- 'Personality Disorders' by David Bienenfeld, MD Link
1. There are no good or bad people, only good or bad actions; and
2. Many people seek power in order to do good things with it. For example, Winston Churchill fought his way back from the political wilderness to become Prime Minister of Great Britain because he wanted to save his country and Europe from tyranny. He succeeded, too.
Originally posted by LadySkadi
reply to post by unityemissions
The main problem has become that those who set up the system which everyone else must play to an extent have infected us all with their psychopathic values. Their values have become our own!
Really great point!
Also may help to explain the apathy most people feel. If one believes that is "just how the game is played" than it is understandable, though not excusable, for many to let it be...
Live righteously, or survive well.
Originally posted by SpeakerofTruth
reply to post by Astyanax
Uh, given the fact that I suffer from Borderline personality disorder and bi-polar disorder I think I would know how it develops better than some "genius" putting forth a bunch of THEORIES about how it develops.
Amazon Review :
Nearly 20 years ago, McCoy wrote The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia , which stirred up considerable controversy, alleging that the CIA was intimately involved in the Vietnamese opium trade.
In the current volume, a substantially updated and longer work, he argues that pk the situation basically hasn't changed over the past two decades; however the numbers have gotten bigger.
McCoy writes, "Although the drug pandemic of the 1980s had complex causes, the growth in global heroin supply could be traced in large part to two key aspects of U.S. policy: the failure of the DEA's interdiction efforts and the CIA's covert operations."
He readily admits that the CIA's role in the heroin trade was an "inadvertent" byproduct of "its cold war tactics," but he limns convincingly the path by which the agency and its forebears helped Corsican and Sicilian mobsters reestablish the heroin trade after WW II and, most recently, "transformed southern Asia from a self-contained opium zone into a major supplier of heroin."
Scrupulously documented, almost numbingly so at times, this is a valuable corrective to the misinformation being peddled by anti-drug zealots on both sides of the aisle.
First serial to the Progressive.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Publishers Weekly : Amazon Review :
Entertaining, richly detailed and authoritatively narrated, Zacks's account of the life of legendary seaman William Kidd delivers a first-rate story.
Though Kidd, better known as Captain Kidd, was inextricably bound with piracy and has popularly gone down as a marauding buccaneer himself, Zacks (An Underground Education) argues that he was actually a mercenary backed by the English government and several New World investors to track down pirates and reclaim their stolen wares.
The book is cogent and replete with supporting evidence without the heavy-handed feel of some scholarly work. What really sets the book apart is Zacks's gift as researcher and storyteller.
He highlights the role of an undeniable pirate, Robert Culliford, in Kidd's tale and pits the two men against each other from the outset, constructing his book as an intriguing duel.
Aside from the tightly constructed plot, Zacks also wonderfully evokes the social and political life of the 17th century at land and at sea, and he takes turns at debunking and validating pirate folklore: while it appears the dead giveaway of a skull and crossbones made it a rare flag choice, Zacks contends that pirates did often wear extravagant clothing and were as drunk, cursing, hungry, horny... and violent as myth would have them.
Augmented by such details and driven by a conflict between Kidd and Culliford that keeps the pages flying, Zacks's book is a treasure, indeed.
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
Quote from : Wikipedia : William Kidd
William "Captain" Kidd (c. 1645 – May 23, 1701) was a Scottish sailor remembered for his trial and execution for piracy after returning from a voyage to the Indian Ocean.
Some modern historians deem his piratical reputation unjust, as there is evidence that Kidd acted only as a privateer.
Kidd's fame springs largely from the sensational circumstances of his questioning before the English Parliament and the ensuing trial.
His actual depredations on the high seas, whether piratical or not, were both less destructive and less lucrative than those of many other contemporary pirates and privateers.
Originally posted by ImaginaryReality1984
reply to post by LadySkadi
If corporations reward such people then how can we ever expect them to be working for humanity rather than against it?
The system is designed to reward the ruthless. Then again this has been the same throughout history, it is how kings and queens were made after all.
[edit on 23-2-2010 by ImaginaryReality1984]