posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 04:20 PM
Originally posted by apacheman
reply to post by Arkady
A lot of true sociopaths have been brought to justice: Jeffrey Dahmer springs to mind. Their best defense is the lack of scrutiny they are given,
allowing them to pursue their behaviors without direct notice.
But do you have any idea how few that is of the whole? You understand that these were the least 'talented' possibly the most
human of them
and THAT was their undoing?
I'd rather make the attempt than give up without trying, if we remove even a few, we will be much better off.
True, but you would need to target those holding positions of power, a true sociopath in a position of power is an incredible force to be reckoned
As I said, I believe it will take a wolf to catch a wolf.
They can be stopped, but only if we make the effort.
Perhaps it is my Apache upbringing: I was taught that when you are alone, outnumbered, outgunned, and can't run, your best option is to
ATTACK! with all the ferocity you can manage. You might surprise and shock the enemy enough to escape. Even if you fail, the enemy will be
forced to become more cautious and will feel the terror of your attack in his soul for the rest of his life, thus helping to protect your people with
Very true. But think about this as it applies to a Sociopath, they are not cowards and will meet you with relish, "blow for
blow". Prey that 'fights' back is a novelty enjoyed
by sociopaths as a cat enjoys playing with a mouse.
I've never been a believer that "nothing can be done" to stop evil men.
Nor I but clearly that thing that can
be done remains unknown to us. I do not believe your solution of screening is novel enough to work.
Better perhaps that no one man can hold enough power to affect such negative change in the world if he is indeed a Sociopath?
By the way, not only do I believe it would fail - I strongly dissaprove of your idea for screening and would fight against it should anybody attempt
to implement such a system.