|The Hidden Evil: The Psychopathic Influence|
Both the financial elite and their servants who maintain this system, appear to exhibit behavior that is consistent with symptoms associated with a medical disorder known as psychopathy.(*)
Psychopaths, also called sociopaths, are categorized as those who exhibit superficial charm and intelligence, and are absent of delusions or nervousness. Their traits include:
|Clock Work Orange meets American Psycho|
The United States will protect its people and advance our prosperity irrespective of the actions of any other nation.… - President Barack Obama in National Security Strategy of the US, 2010
The American Empire is not in decline. It is rebooting for a new era of dominance.
The American Empire's success depends on successfully converting the national American psyche into a sociopathic national consciousness (SNC). Once completed, America's empire will be as successful as it is ruthless.
This conversion process is ad hoc and always the consequence of an "outside" event or "crisis" and the fear it engenders. The sociopath, as individual or collective, is opportunistic and reaps advantage from uncertainty. Sociopaths are in abundance at every level of American society.
For example, the response to 911 was mostly ill-conceived as the world now knows. But the fallout from that, though, is irreversible: state secrets, wire tapping, torture, leaders inciting fear in American society, terrorists around every corner threatening life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, fusion centers, laws conceived for punishing terrorists used on common criminals/vandals, war as meaningless, etc. Now more war is needed and so it's cyberwar, helicopter gunships into Pakistan and Yemen, and that pesky homegrown terrorist problem (antiwar activists).
There is no end game for this state of affairs just as there is no stopping the conversion of America to a totally sociopathic empire.