Thanks for the article OC.
It was very enlightening, although probably not in the way it was intended. I have, off and on, entertained thought of studying psychology. But I rejected the idea because, as human memes go, it is little better than reading goat entrails. It is a bit of an intellectual rabbit hole, with its own jargon and obtuse confabulated mental projections constructed from large swathes of myopic reductionism actively divorced from very much big picture ideation. Here is typical sample of the paganist mumbo-jumbo drawn from your linked article:
"While the two proposed alternatives have evidence and logic to support the reasons why there is a genetic basis to antisocial behavior in general, they fail to enumerate the evolutionary cause of psychopathy specifically."
Oh, I see, Darwinist evolution "causes" sociopathy.
Darwinism depends on the idea of "survival of the fittest". In practice, this is interpreted as "competition". Gee, do you think social encouragement of competitive social memes could have a knock-on effect of encouraging sociopathy because certain lazy or mentally deficient types find it easier to manipulate others than to compete on a level playing field? What if we had social models that did not emphasize competition and thus did not, from an early age, cast young impressionable individuals into contrived models of socio/intellectual hierarchies based on their relative mental ability to game the system? Do you think that arbitrary accidental happenstances of childhood socio/economic status might further cause feelings of inferiority in young impressionable children who then "act-out" in order to get a foot up on a system that actively represses them from their disadvantaged start?
This Darwinist model of social stratification is false from the get go, because the most successful social structures are cooperative and not competitive. Whoops. Does that mean that our reductionist social and psychological models are part of the problem and not a rational or even sensible way of evaluating the situation - much less invoking solutions?
I notice that this deeply intellectual treatise only attempts a passive look at the problem without a hint of attempting evaluation of the problem or positing solutions. So, essentially it is just academic mental masturbation rather than a proactive system for addressing social woes.
Goat entrails indeed.
But I do agree with you about the innate psychopathy of the "elite" as you call them. What you are really describing is a society apart, or in tandem to our greater society.
This again is a product of sociopathic fragmentation caused by fear induced ideas of military "needs" facilitated by "security" (a euphemism for insecurity
) ploys dependent on secrecy. When militarism is done in secret, we are all victimized by forces outside of our awareness. Being that these secret societies are inherently militarist in nature, they are slaves to fears and selfish motivations. These things are inherently sociopathic in nature. They exist only to "improve" our ability to kill, maim or dominate arbitrary others in the pursuit of self serving, and thus inherently sociopathic social policies.
This is institutionalized madness. This is self-destructive social schizophrenia. This is culture in suicidal mode. And this quote from your linked article explains how the destructive meme is perpetuated:
"What's worse is that their [the sociopaths'] thinking, or paralogic, if accepted by a normal human mind will slowly twist the thought processes, allowing the psychopath to effectively manipulate a normal human to do his bidding."
It sure sounds like Mom and apple pie to me! Annie, get your gun! There are varmints to dispatch! Wrap it all up in a pretty American flag and serve it up piping hot at your next Tea Party, and we can all celebrate the putrefying cancerous decay of human culture!
Welcome to the party kids!