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Exclamation Absolute "Proof" That America Has Been Overrun By Psychotics - 05-29-2012, 06:46 AM

20 Signs That Society Is Breaking Down And That America Has Been Overrun By Psychos

Michael Snyder
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Link:http://www.prisonplanet.com/20-signs...y-psychos.html

In order for a society to function successfully, people need to be able to trust one another. Unfortunately, we are rapidly getting to the point where it is very difficult to trust anyone and society is breaking down. Just think about it. Do you trust most politicians? Do you trust most lawyers? Do you trust most bankers? Do you trust the police? As you will read about below, even doctors are going absolutely bonkers these days. So if the “upper crust” of society cannot even be trusted, then what about everyone else? Sadly, the truth is that America has been overrun by psychos. Most people look somewhat “normal” when you meet them, but unfortunately very few people have pure motives these days. You never know when someone is going to stab you in the back (literally or figuratively). These days, most people simply do whatever is right in their own eyes, and that makes society a very unpredictable place. As the economy continues to fall apart in future years, people are going to become even more desperate, and that is going to cause all of this craziness to get even worse.

Almost everywhere you look, there are signs of societal decay. During an interview last year, trends researcher Gerald Celentemade the following statement….

“Society is breaking down on every level: socially, economically, politically and it’s not just the U.S. It’s worldwide.”

Sadly, he hit the nail right on the head. There is not a single segment of society that the rot of social decay has not touched. A lot of people want to put all of the blame on “the politicians” or “the bankers”, but the truth is that many of us are just as corrupt as they are. Instead of pointing fingers, many of us need to look in the mirror.

You might find some of the examples in the list below to be a bit humorous, but a very serious point is being made here.

America is being fundamentally changed, and not for the better.

The following are 20 signs that society is breaking down and that America has been overrun by psychos….

#1 Cannibalism is alive and well in America apparently. Down in Miami the other day, police shot a man who was literally eating the face off of another man….


“The guy was, like, tearing him to pieces with his mouth, so I told him, ‘Get off!’” Vega said. “The guy just kept eating the other guy away, like, ripping his skin.”

Vega flagged down a Miami police officer, who he said repeatedly ordered the attacker to get off the victim. The attacker just picked his head up and growled at the officer, Vega said.

As the attack continued, Vega said the officer shot the attacker, who continued chewing the victim’s face. The officer fired again, killing the attacker.

It is being reported that the victim in this crime has lost about 75% of his face.

#2 Down in Florida recently, a crazed doctor spit a mouthful of blood on state troopers during a DUI arrest. It is quite frightening when even doctors are displaying this kind of psychotic behavior….


Bird had $40,000 in his pockets and another $14,000 — along with two handguns, some pills and a small vial of liquid — in his BMW, troopers said.

The crazed doc repeatedly smashed his head against a partition until blood began gushing down the front of his face.

“Hey! Blood, blood, blood, blood all over! Take me to the hospital! Take me to the hospital!” Bird raves in the video, as he uses his head to smear blood all over the car.

#3 A lot of people get on my case for picking on Detroit, but can you really blame me? So much bizarre material keeps coming out of the city. For example, just check out what recently happened to a 22-year-old pregnant woman…
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A 22-year-old pregnant woman survived after being bound, driven to Detroit, set on fire and shot early Saturday morning.

The woman, who was nine-months pregnant, had returned from a movie with her boyfriend and dropped him off at his house in Warren when she was approached from behind, Warren police Sgt. Dave Geffert said.

The woman’s hands, feet and eyes were bound with duct tape. She was then forced into her car and driven to an unknown place in Detroit where she was doused with lighter fluid, set on fire and shot once in the upper back, he said.

#4 Even famous preachers get carjacked in Detroit. Just ask Pastor Marvin Winans….


Pastor Marvin Winans’ SUV remains missing as of Thursday morning and so do the men who punched, kicked and robbed the famous gospel singer.

Winans was pumping gas Wednesday afternoon at a Detroit Citgo station on the corner of Linwood and Davison when at least two men ambushed him.

#5 Would you like to have your lips stapled shut and then be tortured with a power tool? Well, that is exactly what happenedto one man in Utah recently.

#6 A 26-year-old high school teacher in Minnesota has been charged with sending naked photos of herself to the phone of a 17-year-old male student. Did she really expect to get away with that?

#7 For some teachers, one student simply is not enough. A 33-year-old art teacher in Arizona was recently charged with having sex with four of her male students.

#8 Many of our major cities are turning into war zones. According to WGN, a total of 25 people were shot in a single night in Chicago recently.

#9 These days, most people do not seem to care if you are pregnant. Up in Seattle, police tasered a pregnant woman three times after she refused to sign a ticket for a traffic violation.

#10 Down in Georgia, a police officer recently kicked a woman who was nine months pregnant directly in the stomach. His superiors in the local police department defended his actions.

#11 After reading how police are behaving these days it is hard to have much confidence in them. For example, just check out what one police officer is charged with doing in Philadelphia….

A Philadelphia cop was arrested over allegations that he abducted a 14-year-old girl, sexually assaulted her and made her watch him have sex with a prostitute.

Police found Anthony Dattilo, 36, at a motel in the Bensalem area of the city Wednesday while responding to a possible abduction, according to the Bucks County Courier Times.

Dattilo, a 12-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department, is reportedly in custody at the Bucks County prison on $500,000 bail.

#12 The sexual abuse that happens to children in homes all over America each night is absolutely unspeakable. The following is one recent example from California….


A Superior Court judge sentenced a man to 40 years and 8 months to life in state prison Friday for sexually assaulting an 8-year-old female relative on Christmas Eve while family members slept in other rooms, calling his conduct “depraved.”Jorge Miguel Gallegos, 38, of Santa Ana, was convicted in April of six felony counts, including sexual assault, lewd acts on a child under 14, and dissuading a witness from reporting a crime.

#13 Everyone knew that sickos and perverts were going to flock to the TSA so that they could legally touch people, but this is ridiculous. It was recently discovered that a Catholic priest that left the ministry because of allegations of sexual abuse has been hired by the TSA and works as a supervisor at an airport in Philadelphia.

#14 One recent study found that 5.3 percent of all inmates in state prisons have had a sexual encounter with prison staff.

#15 Down in Arizona, authorities recently removed dozens of cats from the home of an elderly woman for the third time. This time, there were 64 cats living with her. In the past, authorities had discovered that the woman would make a “feline stew concoction” with any of the cats that ended up dying.

#16 You know that things are getting bad when people are stealing from ambulances….


Spotsylvania County emergency officials are working to secure drug compartments in ambulances following a recent string of thefts.

Since April, two thefts have occurred at one rescue station and a third at another station. Morphine and other drugs were taken from locked ambulance compartments.

#17 Flash mobs continue to rob convenience stores all over the country. The following is one recent example from Baltimore….

“They went in, they started going everywhere in the store, grabbing things and then they just run out. And I knew that they didn’t buy it because they just run out,” Kendra Mellerson said. “They ran that way and they ran that way. And the guy was trying to come out and stop them but they couldn’t because there was so many.”

After some kids ran away, a store manager blocked the door to keep the rest of the kids from leaving. But those kids got so mad that the door was blocked, they started punching the store manager.

“Yes, they really started hitting that guy and he couldn’t keep getting beat on so he eventually let them out. And then they just ran,” Mellerson said.

#18 It isn’t just people on the street that are behaving like psychos. In fact, a series of seven scientific studies has found that “upper class people” behave more unethically than “lower class people” do.

#19 As society is breaking down, more Americans than ever are taking pills to dull the pain. In fact, it is being reported that Americans take 80 percent of all the pain pills that are sold in the world each year. Sadly, many of these pain pills are extremely addictive and cause people to want to commit crimes so that they can finance their pain pill habits.

#20 In 2008, a majority of American voters chose to send a radical Marxist con man who endlessly smoked marijuana during his early adult years to the White House. In fact, according to author David Maraniss, Obama and his friends smoked so much weed that they were known as “the Choom Gang”….


As a member of the Choom Gang, Barry Obama was known for starting a few pot-smoking trends. The first was called “TA,” short for “total absorption.” To place this in the physical and political context of another young man who would grow up to be president, TA was the antithesis of Bill Clinton’s claim that as a Rhodes scholar at Oxford he smoked dope but never inhaled.

According to Maraniss, Obama took his weed smoking very seriously….

Along with TA, Barry popularized the concept of “roof hits”: when they were chooming in the car all the windows had to be rolled up so no smoke blew out and went to waste; when the pot was gone, they tilted their heads back and sucked in the last bit of smoke from the ceiling.

After reading the list above, do you still have any doubt that society is breaking down?

If things continue along this path, what do you think is going to happen someday when our economy fails and millions upon millions of Americans are hungry and desperate?

These are still the good times. Even though our economy has declined somewhat, we are still experiencing rip-roaring prosperity.

So if this is how Americans will act when the leaves on the tree are green, what is going to happen when really hard times arrive?

That is something to think about.
  
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05-29-2012, 10:29 AM

Disturbing material....but well done, Jimmy.
..here's #21...http://forums.azbilliards.com/showth...wpost&t=276288
  
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05-29-2012, 11:01 AM

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They should count him twice. #21 and #22
  
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Just what did you think would happen when people want to take God out of everything?
So not believing in God leads society to become a bunch of psychotics ? Wow.

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..here's #21...http://forums.azbilliards.com/showth...wpost&t=276288
Certainly deserving of an honorable mention, PT. How about this one?

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GO-GO JUICE, PAGEANT CRACK, AND FAKE BOOBS ON A 4-YEAR-OLD
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There will be no photos associated with this post for the simple reason that I shall not engage in an act of child pornography. What follows is rather sickening.

We here at The Insane Asylum work like sled dogs to bring you the absolute best (arguably, the worst) of American Crazy, all for your entertainment and enlightenment. Sometimes, this requires that one of us do at least...oh, 7 or 8 minutes of intense Internet search engine legerdemain ... and very often, the crazies just come out of the woodwork, go on television, and make the process real easy for you.

Very often, what we find makes out flesh crawl, and causes us to wonder that if there is a perfect-and-all-powerful God, how She manages to make these sorts of mistakes, and then have the nerve to still go about pretending to be omniscient and benevolent.

I had intended to blog about this earlier in the week, but couldn't stop vomiting.

‘Toddlers & Tiaras’ mom defends use of ‘go go juice’ and ‘pageant crack'; Reveals recipe she gives to 6 year-old daughter Alana
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Many of my childhood friends would still be doing "life". - 05-29-2012, 03:10 PM

Tex-ASS Judge In Need of Expulsion

What the hell is this?

A 17-year-old Houston honor student jailed 24 hours for missing too much school likely spent the night surrounded by "every type of criminal that exists," one Houston defense attorney said.

Diane Tran, an 11th-grade honor student at Willis High School near Houston, was sent to jail for 24 hours last Wednesday by Judge Lanny Moriarty and ordered to pay a $100 fine for excessive truancy.

Really?

When did this law change?

Apparently, somewhat recently. Why? Because for a long time you've been able to drop out of school when you're 16. So how is it lawful to jail someone for not doing something that has become legally voluntary?

Oh, that's simple -- we change the law. But wait -- this is a girl who's providing for her family, living in a broken home and her parent that is present is fully-aware of what she's doing!

In other words she quite-effectively has parental permission - which is what she needs to tell the school system to stick their "truancy" claims up their behind.

This is an outrage. Diane Tran should respond to this crap by immediately taking the GED, which I'm quite certain she would pass.

Then she can march in with her parent, withdraw from school (legally) and give the legal finger to this judge, and in my opinion she damn well should do exactly that.

As for those of you who live in this county, perhaps a boycott of your businesses is in order if you sit for this and do not demand that this black-robed jackass expunge Ms. Tran's record, step down and publicly apologize.

Jailing a 17 year old, a person legally entitled to quit school with parental permission, who is an honor's student because she is supporting her family and is still able to maintain her status on the honor roll despite absences is the worst sort of jackbooted crap -- and one of the most-outrageous abuses committed by a black-robed jackass I've heard of in years.

This man must be removed from the bench.
  
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Red face It's What's For Dinner! - 05-30-2012, 08:05 AM

Bizarre News - From Soup to Nuts
Saturday, May 26, 2012

Greetings fellow Bizarros:

So-called sexual minorities, that is transgender persons, have been doing a lot of fighting for recognition in the last few years. They want to be able to marry, to go to school functions like proms together and the right to use whatever bathrooms they wish. And if they can gain a few privileges for themselves, more power to them.

But in this case, one "sexual minority" has gone a little too far in drawing attention to his (for lack of a better pronoun) cause.

Mao Sugiyama, a 22-year-old Japanese artist, had his penis and testicles surgically removed in order to live as an "asexual", that is without gender. But then he decided, in order to raise awareness about sexual minorities and to raise funds to help pay for the surgery, that he was going to cook his own genitals and served them to five paying diners in Tokyo.

Diners paid 20,000 yen for the plate with a portion of genitals. The meal was prepared under the supervision of a certified cook and diners were required to sign a waiver indemnifying Sugiyama and event organizers.

Steps were taken so the act met all relevant laws, including a ban on organ sales, processing of medical waste and even food sanitation requirements.

The genitals were braised and served with mushrooms and a parsley garnish.

Sugiyama said he received questions from some women and men asking 'Will there be a next time? Please host it again.' Apparently, the meal did not leave a bad taste in the diners' mouths.

But there is only one set of male organ," he tweeted. "I have no plan for the next time."
  
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Sound familiar? - 07-16-2012, 07:34 AM

Keep repeating: "The ends justify the means" - "National security interests". BS. J

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Nuts! - 08-11-2012, 10:03 AM

August 10, 2012
Psychopaths-in-Chief
By James G. Long

Early in my career I worked for four professional-level persons, two of them military officers, who I seriously thought must be crazy, though all four were well-regarded by their superiors. Of these four crazies, one Army captain's career ended with a nervous breakdown when the colonel caught him in serious operational dishonesty. Later, a civilian logistics manager went through personality and career collapse while I worked for him.

These experiences were at first extremely distressing, as these characters were dishonest, wasteful, quite literally made people sick, and threw vile temper tantrums to the point of property damage. But usually not in front of superiors. Their actions were so bizarre that their behaviors eventually became sort of a joke for me. I got out of the Army and went back to school for an MBA with extensive side reading in psychology. I had the specific intent to learn why the Army kept crazy officers. I learned exactly nothing during the MBA program that was of use in answering my questions. My first two managers after grad school were exactly in the pattern, only worse.

This resulted in a forty-year quest for answers, and my first discovery was that many people have had similar experiences (but not four such experiences!); most people do not voluntarily talk of such matters, so you have to learn to ask the right questions. It is only recently that organizational psychopaths as identified by professional psychologists have come to national attention, and I have professional confirmation that the four individuals for whom I had worked did in fact exhibit traits typical of psychopaths.

Working for such crazies creates disturbing to devastating personal crises for the victims, including serious illnesses, especially if the victim is young and inexperienced in such matters. Since this type of experience usually happens only once in a career if it happens at all, the experience is eventually rationalized away. But there is an historical trend here with little comprehension except among leading psychologists, and the pieces of the puzzle are still falling into place:

Dr. Hervey Cleckley, author of The Mask of Insanity, did seminal work in defining modern psychopathy in the 1940s. Dr. Cleckley dealt primarily with small-town psychopaths in and out of mental hospitals and jails. Dr. Cleckley had very few comments on professional-level psychopaths, and he was ambiguous about the possibility of mass-murdering criminal psychopaths.

In the 1970s, Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy brought the mass-murdering criminal psychopath to public attention. To this day, this remains the most common perception of psychopathic behavior, but the field of knowledge has gone well beyond mass-murdering criminal psychopathy.

In the 1990s, Sunbeam Corporation, Enron, and WorldCom brought the organizational psychopath to public attention. These corporate scandals were measured in the multi-billion-dollar range, and they disrupted many lives and careers. During this time, Dr. Robert Hare devised the most widely used test for psychopathic behavior, the Psychopathic Check List - Revised (PCL-R). Dr. Hare was co-author of Snakes in Suits, which presented case histories of organizational psychopaths, similar to Dr. Cleckley's case histories of small-town psychopaths, and in fact similar to my experiences from four decades ago.

More recently, Dr. Clive Boddy has made a plausible argument that "Corporate Psychopaths," including political and financial psychopaths, were central to the 2008 financial meltdown. The 2008 debacle was well up in the multi-trillion-dollar range. If most people have not personally experienced a psychopath at disturbingly close hand, most people did lose a substantial amount of wealth immediately after the crash of the housing bubble. According to Dr. Boddy, financial psychopaths played a prominent role in the 2008 financial collapse and they became richer, just as most Americans were becoming poorer. Dr. Boddy observes that the same people who were in charge during the corrupt mortgage fraud scandal, including politicians, bureaucrats, and bankers, are now in charge of correcting the problems they created.

Just within the last few weeks, the LIBOR scandal has gone to the heart of the global economy, and as yet there is no psychological analysis of the events except insofar that Dr. Boddy's observations are pertinent. There does seem to be a copycat effect in operation. For example, Angelo Mozilo, CEO of Countrywide, had a reputation as a straight arrow, calling dealers in sub-prime mortgages "crooks." But when Mozilo discovered that he was being out-competed in the mortgage markets, he joined the crook brigade, eventually being named as the second-worst CEO in American history, following "Chainsaw" Al Dunlap of Sunbeam Corporation.

Just at a time when criminal psychopathy is seemingly accelerating toward some sort of terminal point, appreciation of the psychology of the organizational psychopath problem lags by a decade or more. The current social, political, and financial situation reminds one of the turmoil during the Weimar Republic, with disturbingly similar players.

Almost without exception, high-ranking politicians exhibiting behaviors related to psychopathy are members of the Democratic Party, based on published criteria[i] for psychopathic behavior.

There are a number of prominent Democratic Party members who fit somewhere on the psychopathic profile, showing remarkably consistent psychopathic traits, and in particular narcissistic traits. Rod Blagojevich, former governor of Illinois, is now a convicted criminal based on corruption charges, had repeated ethical irregularities, was irresponsible and never accepted blame for his mistakes nor ever apologized, and threw temper tantrums -- poor behavioral control. Blagojevich also had a rocky relationship with his own father-in-law and with other ranking politicians. Bernie Madoff was a prominent supporter of Democratic Party efforts, and the Democratic Party returned tens of thousands of dollars when Madoff was convicted in the biggest private Ponzi scheme in history. Traits credited to Mr. Madoff include "lying, manipulation, the ability to deceive, feelings of grandiosity and callousness toward [his] victims," straight out of Dr. Hare's Check List.

The culture is evolving rapidly, and the practice of psychopathy evolves with it. According to Dr. Boddy, rapid changes and growth in technology, financial instruments, and size of organizations have led to many new opportunities for the psychopathically inclined. Psychopaths are now in a corporate culture that welcomes rapid movement rather than stability, and as psychopaths create problems, they can take the money and run before the changing corporate culture catches up with them. Rahm Emanuel and Jon Corzine appear to fit this profile. In spite of losing over a billion dollars of his clients' money, the Justice Department shows no interest in prosecuting Corzine, who is now bundling campaign cash for another prominent Democratic Party member showing psychopathic traits.

Meanwhile, there is a large body of data that human resources experts have identified as the "bully boss" phenomena. There is no substantive difference between "bully bosses" and "psychopathic bosses." Why professional managers of the largest corporations are persistently blind to personality disorders high within their ranks is key. Identifying bully bosses as having severe personality disorders would seem to be a major step forward in solving the psychopathy problem.

Only a qualified psychologist can make a determination of psychopathy, and then only after extensive personal interviews with the subject, but most people can recognize antisocial behavior (criminal actions, dishonesty) and narcissistic behavior, which together define psychopathy. Dr. Lyle Rossiter's book, The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness, describes a wide range of "good-enough" parenting that tends to produce an autonomous individual capable of joining with other autonomous individuals to achieve mutual goals in economic, civic, and cultural endeavors. Children who experience inadequate, abusive, or inconsistent parenting are more likely to develop antisocial or narcissistic traits to some degree, ranging from mild to Casey Anthony to Adolf Hitler.

I am not a qualified psychologist, but I can read as well as anyone. I see this as a complex puzzle that is on the verge of coming into wide public recognition, just as mass-murdering psychopaths came into wide public awareness during the 1970s. It is vital that the awareness is based on rational principles rather than Democratic Party talking points. I would like to see expanded awareness of organizational psychopathic phenomena while reinforcing the constitutional, rule-of-law, republican principles on which this nation was founded.
  
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Sociopaths All - 08-10-2013, 06:01 AM

Some Commentary On Our Political Sociopaths

Monty Pelerin August 1, 2013



Tom Lester, who sometimes contributes insights to this website copied me on some correspondence between himself and a friend (whose last name has been removed). Mr. Lester responds to his friend regarding his frustration with Republicans. He is too polite to use the term criminals in discussing Republicans, but that is the state that both political parties have reached. One steals less than the other, or steals at a slower pace. Is that supposed to make us side with them? Are we supposed to elect a child-molester rather than a murderer because he/she is not as bad?
Isn’t the absurdity of Anthony Weiner running for mayor in NY and the San Diego mayor who refuses to quit, enough to sicken anyone? Doesn’t reinforce the notion that anyone who gravitates toward this profession is a sociopath?

Here is Tom’s interchange with a friend:


I’m certainly empathetic to the situation. I lived in the Chicago area for about twenty years and saw first-hand the graft and corruption there.

Unfortunately the plight of many American cities started in the 50′s when middle America fled the cities for a better life for themselves and their children. That left city populations that asked what politicians could do for them. The Democrats were quick to answer with entitlement programs promised that we can no longer afford today. But the low information voters who repeatedly elect them just keep asking for more, and further increasing the unfunded liabilities.

I thought at one time that the Republicans could stall, perhaps even stop, this advance to a socialistic, cradle-to-grave mentality. Looking at the national political scene, I’m no longer very optimistic that the situation will change even if the Republicans had control of the House, Senate and White House. I say that because these same Republicans in general are susceptible to the same demands of the entitlement generation spanned by the cities. Rather than simply repealing legislation, they pass more, and with each law comes more bureaucracy, more regulation and more taxes. Like a fool, I generally vote time and again for the Republican candidate because he or she at least espouses the principals I hold dear, the exercise of taking the same.action expecting more favorable results.

I changed my affiliation several years ago to Independent, the result of Republicans constantly seeking to compromise, then giving up on the principals they voiced during the campaign. I contributed to Romney’s campaign and now almost every week I receive a Republican survey and request for further contributions. Looking back, I don’t feel any safer due to the knee-jerk reaction of Congress and Bush with the establishment of Homeland Security or the TSA. All I feel is the further incursion of a bloated government and the taxpayer money it takes to sustain it.

Obviously I have ideas of what could change it but I’m seeing few Republicans, there are some as you mention, but most lack the backbone to match their election campaign rhetoric when the rubber meets the road. I would much rather help elect a candidate who campaigned on repealing laws instead of the judgment of media who make endorsements due to the extensive legislation they have been instrumental in bringing to the floor of the House and Senate.

Respectfully submitted,
Tom Lester


On Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 8:08 AM, Don [XXXX] wrote:

I am sure there are a few good Republicans in office and Karen and I enjoyed Chicago while there. I can’t say that I am sorry we left with all the problems and high taxes.

Don [XXXX]

Subject:Fwd: Wonderful State with NO Republicans wonderful ????

There are ZERO Republicans running this State.

There are more people on Welfare in Illinois than there are people working

Chicago pays the highest wages to teachers than anywhere else in the U.S. averaging $110,000 per year.

Their pensions average 80-90% of their income. You can’t blame that on republicans because there aren’t any.

Be sure to read till the end. I’ve never heard it explained better.

Perhaps the U.S. should pull out of Chicago ?

Body count: In the last six months 292 killed (murdered) in Chicago . 221 killed in Iraq

AND Chicago has one of the strictest gun laws in the entire US.

Here’s the Chicago chain of command:

President: Barack Hussein Obama

Senator: Dick Durbin

House Representative: Jesse Jack son Jr.

Governor: Pat Quinn

House leader: Mike Madigan

Atty. Gen.: Lisa Madigan (daughter of Mike)

Mayor: Rohm Emanuel

The leadership in Illinois are all Democrats.

Thank you for the combat zone in Chicago .

Of course, they’re all blaming each other. Can’t blame Republicans; there aren’t any!

Chicago school system rated one of the worst in the country. Can’t blame Republicans; there aren’t any!

State pension fund $78 Billion in debt, worst in country. Can’t blame Republicans; there aren’t any! .

Cook County ( Chicago ) sales tax 10.25% highest in country. Can’t blame Republicans; there aren’t any! .

This is the political culture that Obama comes from in Illinois, and he is going to ‘fix’ Washington politics for us?

George Ryan is no longer Governor, he is in the big house.

Of course he was replaced by Rob Blajegovitch who is…that’s right, also in the big house.

Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned because he is fighting being sent to that’s right, the big house.

The Land of Lincoln , where our governors now make our license plates.

But you know what? As long as they keep providing entitlements to the population of Chicago, nothing is going to change, except the state will go broke before the country does.

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By James G. Long

Early in my career I worked for four professional-level persons, two of them military officers, who I seriously thought must be crazy, though all four were well-regarded by their superiors. Of these four crazies, one Army captain's career ended with a nervous breakdown when the colonel caught him in serious operational dishonesty. Later, a civilian logistics manager went through personality and career collapse while I worked for him.

These experiences were at first extremely distressing, as these characters were dishonest, wasteful, quite literally made people sick, and threw vile temper tantrums to the point of property damage. But usually not in front of superiors. Their actions were so bizarre that their behaviors eventually became sort of a joke for me. I got out of the Army and went back to school for an MBA with extensive side reading in psychology. I had the specific intent to learn why the Army kept crazy officers. I learned exactly nothing during the MBA program that was of use in answering my questions. My first two managers after grad school were exactly in the pattern, only worse.

This resulted in a forty-year quest for answers, and my first discovery was that many people have had similar experiences (but not four such experiences!); most people do not voluntarily talk of such matters, so you have to learn to ask the right questions. It is only recently that organizational psychopaths as identified by professional psychologists have come to national attention, and I have professional confirmation that the four individuals for whom I had worked did in fact exhibit traits typical of psychopaths.

Working for such crazies creates disturbing to devastating personal crises for the victims, including serious illnesses, especially if the victim is young and inexperienced in such matters. Since this type of experience usually happens only once in a career if it happens at all, the experience is eventually rationalized away. But there is an historical trend here with little comprehension except among leading psychologists, and the pieces of the puzzle are still falling into place:

Dr. Hervey Cleckley, author of The Mask of Insanity, did seminal work in defining modern psychopathy in the 1940s. Dr. Cleckley dealt primarily with small-town psychopaths in and out of mental hospitals and jails. Dr. Cleckley had very few comments on professional-level psychopaths, and he was ambiguous about the possibility of mass-murdering criminal psychopaths.

In the 1970s, Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy brought the mass-murdering criminal psychopath to public attention. To this day, this remains the most common perception of psychopathic behavior, but the field of knowledge has gone well beyond mass-murdering criminal psychopathy.

In the 1990s, Sunbeam Corporation, Enron, and WorldCom brought the organizational psychopath to public attention. These corporate scandals were measured in the multi-billion-dollar range, and they disrupted many lives and careers. During this time, Dr. Robert Hare devised the most widely used test for psychopathic behavior, the Psychopathic Check List - Revised (PCL-R). Dr. Hare was co-author of Snakes in Suits, which presented case histories of organizational psychopaths, similar to Dr. Cleckley's case histories of small-town psychopaths, and in fact similar to my experiences from four decades ago.

More recently, Dr. Clive Boddy has made a plausible argument that "Corporate Psychopaths," including political and financial psychopaths, were central to the 2008 financial meltdown. The 2008 debacle was well up in the multi-trillion-dollar range. If most people have not personally experienced a psychopath at disturbingly close hand, most people did lose a substantial amount of wealth immediately after the crash of the housing bubble. According to Dr. Boddy, financial psychopaths played a prominent role in the 2008 financial collapse and they became richer, just as most Americans were becoming poorer. Dr. Boddy observes that the same people who were in charge during the corrupt mortgage fraud scandal, including politicians, bureaucrats, and bankers, are now in charge of correcting the problems they created.

Just within the last few weeks, the LIBOR scandal has gone to the heart of the global economy, and as yet there is no psychological analysis of the events except insofar that Dr. Boddy's observations are pertinent. There does seem to be a copycat effect in operation. For example, Angelo Mozilo, CEO of Countrywide, had a reputation as a straight arrow, calling dealers in sub-prime mortgages "crooks." But when Mozilo discovered that he was being out-competed in the mortgage markets, he joined the crook brigade, eventually being named as the second-worst CEO in American history, following "Chainsaw" Al Dunlap of Sunbeam Corporation.

Just at a time when criminal psychopathy is seemingly accelerating toward some sort of terminal point, appreciation of the psychology of the organizational psychopath problem lags by a decade or more. The current social, political, and financial situation reminds one of the turmoil during the Weimar Republic, with disturbingly similar players.

Almost without exception, high-ranking politicians exhibiting behaviors related to psychopathy are members of the Democratic Party, based on published criteria[i] for psychopathic behavior.

There are a number of prominent Democratic Party members who fit somewhere on the psychopathic profile, showing remarkably consistent psychopathic traits, and in particular narcissistic traits. Rod Blagojevich, former governor of Illinois, is now a convicted criminal based on corruption charges, had repeated ethical irregularities, was irresponsible and never accepted blame for his mistakes nor ever apologized, and threw temper tantrums -- poor behavioral control. Blagojevich also had a rocky relationship with his own father-in-law and with other ranking politicians. Bernie Madoff was a prominent supporter of Democratic Party efforts, and the Democratic Party returned tens of thousands of dollars when Madoff was convicted in the biggest private Ponzi scheme in history. Traits credited to Mr. Madoff include "lying, manipulation, the ability to deceive, feelings of grandiosity and callousness toward [his] victims," straight out of Dr. Hare's Check List.

The culture is evolving rapidly, and the practice of psychopathy evolves with it. According to Dr. Boddy, rapid changes and growth in technology, financial instruments, and size of organizations have led to many new opportunities for the psychopathically inclined. Psychopaths are now in a corporate culture that welcomes rapid movement rather than stability, and as psychopaths create problems, they can take the money and run before the changing corporate culture catches up with them. Rahm Emanuel and Jon Corzine appear to fit this profile. In spite of losing over a billion dollars of his clients' money, the Justice Department shows no interest in prosecuting Corzine, who is now bundling campaign cash for another prominent Democratic Party member showing psychopathic traits.

Meanwhile, there is a large body of data that human resources experts have identified as the "bully boss" phenomena. There is no substantive difference between "bully bosses" and "psychopathic bosses." Why professional managers of the largest corporations are persistently blind to personality disorders high within their ranks is key. Identifying bully bosses as having severe personality disorders would seem to be a major step forward in solving the psychopathy problem.

Only a qualified psychologist can make a determination of psychopathy, and then only after extensive personal interviews with the subject, but most people can recognize antisocial behavior (criminal actions, dishonesty) and narcissistic behavior, which together define psychopathy. Dr. Lyle Rossiter's book, The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness, describes a wide range of "good-enough" parenting that tends to produce an autonomous individual capable of joining with other autonomous individuals to achieve mutual goals in economic, civic, and cultural endeavors. Children who experience inadequate, abusive, or inconsistent parenting are more likely to develop antisocial or narcissistic traits to some degree, ranging from mild to Casey Anthony to Adolf Hitler.

I am not a qualified psychologist, but I can read as well as anyone. I see this as a complex puzzle that is on the verge of coming into wide public recognition, just as mass-murdering psychopaths came into wide public awareness during the 1970s. It is vital that the awareness is based on rational principles rather than Democratic Party talking points. I would like to see expanded awareness of organizational psychopathic phenomena while reinforcing the constitutional, rule-of-law, republican principles on which this nation was founded.
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