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Why do Americans continually vote for sociopaths?

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posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 06:36 PM
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Given that the vast majority of Congress, and elected politicians in general fit the clinical definition of a sociopath, why do Americans continue to vote for them?

Picking one sociopath over another because he is the "least worst" isn't a real solution.

Most people wouldnt allow a sociopath to watch their children, yet people continually vote for sociopaths who will influence their kids entire future. Why?




posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 06:38 PM
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Because psychopaths don't run good elections?

I mean you have to have a lot of emotion for an election psychopaths don't actually have any emotion.



posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 06:41 PM
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This video was probably posted here a few days ago, maybe another forum, but it gets into it.



posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 06:41 PM
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DOUBLE POST, broken mouse clicks twce >.>
edit on 27-12-2010 by gougitousakusha because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 06:42 PM
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its because we have the illusion of choice. this two party system of election is designed to minimize anything but left or right.

and the number 1 goal of a plotitian ahem politician is to be re-elected at any cost, even when they know we run a fake system of fair elections.

ron paul, ross perot come to mind when i think of what should or could have been. they are both texans. independent republic of texas texans.



posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 06:45 PM
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I think it is because people really do vote on personality than qualifications. When you hear people defending Palin in her consideration for running for president you know something is wrong (there are BETTER candidates for GOP). When the only thing you hear about Bill Clinton is how "cool" he was, you know something is wrong. When almost all of the presidential candidates seem underqualified and mediocre you know something is wrong! Everyone from the president to every Congressman and Congresswoman seem nothing more than an appearance, a shadow that can't do anything for you because they don't hold anything concrete or real. That which is concrete and real are the financiers that control those shadows. Get rid of corporate interest and corruption, then maybe there wouldn't be so many sociopaths running.



posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 06:45 PM
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I take it you read and watch that same thread I did. I imagine it is probably because they are the only ones self confident enough to get up there and lie like hell in front of the country and they have a lot of ca$h or friends with a lot of ca$h

edit on 27-12-2010 by piercebitchone because: read and watched (watched)



posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 06:48 PM
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Perhaps because the Psychopath's are running things from the shadows???

Snakes in Suits: When Psychopaths Go To Work.



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posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 06:49 PM
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sadly everything is controlled from behind the scenes. those tried who to be decent like jfk, rfk, and ron paul are either shot dead or ignored



posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 06:51 PM
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Yes I noted that too. very strange the people who are chosen to lead and to represent. I can only think there is some weird force in the world that makes these people have to come into power as it is all to strange.



posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 07:16 PM
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I actually never vote FOR anyone. I always vote AGAINST the ugly moron.

Voting in general has become such a surreal exercise only good for light entertainment.

Local elections are not much better but at least they have get together's where they serve beer and BBQ. During election season I go to as many political functions as possible regardless of political persuasion. And sometimes they hire my band to play oldies.

So I guess that it's the campaign that's interesting...somehow the voting seems lame.and pointless; but I do it anyway so I can point and say...."see, I told you so"

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posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 07:36 PM
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rich psychopaths that run for office have lots of research data that tells them what to say to whom during a campaign.After the election they can then be the psychopaths they are because you can't unelect the 'elected'

they lie is what I'm saying



posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 07:45 PM
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Generally whoever spends the most money on the campaign trail wins.

More money = better TV ads = Winning the election.

Their policies don't matter to the American idiot, Howard Stern proved this in '08:




posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 07:59 PM
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The answer is quite simple.

I posted a version of this in another thread and it has been something I have thought about for a long time. The psychopath is the enemy among us, in our midst, the wolf in sheeps clothing. The only way to defeat the psychopath is to root him/her out, to expose them for what they are.

These people have no remorse and are totally lacking in empathy. And we, as human beings, are happy to allow these people to run nations, unchallenged?

I say no. I saw root them out. Expose them. Test anyone wanting to take a position of power. Make them take a psychological test.

Had they been doing this 60-70 years ago, we would never have had Stalin. We would never have had Hitler. Or Pol Pot.

Know your enemy. By knowing him, you can defeat him.



posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 08:04 PM
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good idea by the lights!! I agree to run for office one should have to publish the results of a psychological profile

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posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 08:10 PM
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Originally posted by MrsBlonde
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good idea by the lights!! I agree to run for office one should have to publish the results of a psychological profile

second line


Thanks for agreeing with me.


I really don't know why this is not done in all free, democratic societies.



posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 08:11 PM
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...maybe sociopaths keep getting votes because the majority of voters are sociopaths too and, so, they can identify with someone like themselves...

...they say gwb was popular with common folk cuz they could imagine hangin out with him and suckin down a case of beer, doin a little coke - the good ol boy thang... i think the same demented mindset applies to people who think palin is a viable candidate...

...another reason very well may be that the majority of voters were raised to believe that fantasy is reality and, so, they believe every lie that comes out of a politician's mouth - as long as he/she is the kind of sociopath the voter identifies with...



posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 08:15 PM
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Originally posted by the.lights
Make them take a psychological test.


...in big elections, we cant even guarantee that our votes are properly counted or that our votes matter at all and the winner hasnt already been selected by the mucky mucks... a pysche test will prove nothing because results can be bought and they will be...



posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 08:40 PM
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"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free".
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

People vote for sociopaths because they are themselves sociopaths.
Although, those that fight against the system are labeled as such by those same sociopaths, nothing could be further from the truth.
People have the false illusion that they have a choice in the affairs of country and state.
They like to feel like they are making a difference, but in actuality, by their continued support of that same system, they are reinforcing the proponents against true freedom.
Those choices are not choices at all, especially when one does not have the choice to refuse the system if it does not work.
Regardless of those choices, we are all still bound to them, under various guises of "security, prosperity, and freedom.
For even the most minor infraction, people have and still do pay the ultimate price.

The ideas of freedom and the morals and institutions have become so diluted, convoluted, and thoroughly corrupted, that no one can figure anything out anymore.
The average person has no idea of what they are voting for, or who these sociopaths truly are.
Who in their right mind would support such a thing?
It's not the people's fault though.
A person can spend a lifetime studying the issues and still be ill informed especially when it comes to the agendas of sociopaths. Does anyone think that the freely talk about subjugation to their constituents?

Like I said, those that have a problem with that system are labeled as the problem and that's the magic of a sociopaths tendencies.
Not only do they have the charm and charisma to garner favor from you, they make you believe that the things wrong in your life are indeed your fault and you need their control and protection.
And people believe it.
They also have their flock to flog anyone that disagrees with them in the slightest.

What makes them sociopaths, is they have never had to see what kind of harm they inflict on the people at large, or have never had to deal with the consequences of those same rules and laws they so graciously bestow upon the average JOE. That alone isn't what does it, but it's the notion of power that makes them sociopaths.
People barely realize the details of which either, as long as it doesn't effect their down time.
Time and time again, our wallets prove to be nothing more than diamond mines and we are the miners and we accept it, as long as there's something to watch on the tele.
We put ourselves in debt, we toil for no result other than a paycheck, and at least 45% it stolen back from us and it's ok.
It's OK for the reason that we are those very same sociopaths we seem to love and need controlling us, again, all under the guise of freedom.

I've made a lot of assumption there, but ask yourself if they hold water, and I think they do.
Happy New Year.

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posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 08:55 PM
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Easiest question of the day to answer...

It's because mass media has taught us to admire, worship, idolize, and idealize all the wrong attributes and all the wrong people. Let's face it, our parents might have been happy driving a station wagon (grandparents if you are young) but WE want sports cars and flashy SUV's. The same exact compulsion to entertain flash over function manifests itself in our political leanings.

And it's gotten much, much worse in the last decade or so.

Let's face it, one of the great, unspoken realities is that Obama rode an undercurrent of female adulation into the white house. He literally got elected largely based upon a "I'd hit that" mentality. Palin scores high among some voters for the same exact rationale.

We, as a culture, don't seem to give a damn about true qualifications. I'm sure there are great administrators out there who would make unfathomably great Presidents... the problem is that they just aren't sexy. They just wouldn't phase the hip demographic. MTV and Leno wouldn't ask them to be guests and, thus, most of us would never even realize they exist.

We elect people, these days, who are the moral, experience, and qualification equivalent of a sound byte.

We pray at the alter of the cult of personality and we get a direct response for that particular god... ego driven megalomaniacs who live for attention.



~Heff



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