(Pathocracy) Throughout history, psychopaths, sociopaths, narcissists, and assorted antisocial-personality-disordered individuals have ruled societies.
Psychopaths and sociopaths often exhibit glibness and superficial charm, have a grandiose sense of self-worth, are pathological liars, display extreme narcissism, are deceitful, cunning and manipulative, exhibit a lack of remorse or guilt, show a callous disregard for the feelings of others, have no conscience, lack empathy, and fail to accept responsibility for their actions.
In a competitive world, the people who act immorally, who have no regard for truth, are going to have an advantage over those who play by the rules. The result is that those who achieve positions of power will be the most ruthless, the most sociopathic, the ones without conscience.
In societies run by psychopaths, ambitious individuals and sycophants, who are not clinically psychopathic, are induced to model themselves after powerful psychopaths in order to achieve power. The result: psychopaths breed more psychopaths.
When our ruling class – corporate leaders, bankers, academics, generals, media executives, Senators and Congressmen and even Presidents – are liars and deceivers, and are ruthless, callous manipulators who have no regard for truth or other people, the entire fabric of society is twisted in their image, and psychopathic behavior becomes the norm.
Our world is characterized by: permanent war, full-spectrum dominance, targeted assassinations, rendition, torture, water-boarding, mercenaries, Blackwater, paramilitaries, Contras, cruise missiles, drones, landmines, cluster bombs, napalm, Agent Orange, depleted uranium, biological and chemical weapons, enemy combatants, shock and awe, mujahideen, al-Qaeda, Taliban, Islamic State, state terrorism, false flags, 9/11, color revolutions, regime change, sanctions, drug trafficking, money laundering, plausible deniability, impunity, fascism and neo-fascism, Auschwitz, Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, genocide, apartheid, plutocrats, oligarchs, kleptocrats, corruption, profiteering, tax havens, bank bailouts and bail-ins, too-big-to-fail, monopoly capitalism, financialization, corporate personhood, golden parachutes, fracking, mountain-top removal, tar sands, Fukushima, laboratory-created diseases, genetically-engineered food, three-strikes, maximum-security, corporate media, public relations, propaganda, surveillance, RFID chips, austerity, structural adjustment, exploitation, poverty, the New World Order.
It is clear that this world has not been built by caring human beings, but has been constructed and is run by powerful hollow soulless individuals.
And, despite the violence, suffering and chaos they have caused, we allow them to remain at the top, and in control.