Is There A Way To Prevent Psychopaths From Getting Into Positions Of Power?

By Brandon Smith, Activist Post

Despite a growing resurgence of interest in the science and psychology of narcissistic sociopaths and psychopaths it seems as though society today has lost track of how these people can sabotage the core fabric of a civilization or nation. It is very easy to hyper-focus on collectivist ideologies as the source of our problems and forget that these ideologies do not function in a vacuum; they cannot wreak havoc by themselves, they need psychopathic people directing them to do real damage.

There is something about collectivism that lends itself to projection and hypocrisy (collectivism is organization by FORCE instead of being voluntary). I suppose when your political ideology becomes your religion it’s easy to turn into a zealot. And while zealots find power in their single-mindedness and their cultism they also tend to lack any self-awareness. They literally go insane with devotion to their cause to the point that they lose track of whether or not their cause is fair and just. Their behavior becomes increasingly erratic and disjointed and every person they run into that does not share their views is immediately seen as a heretical enemy that needs to be exposed or destroyed.

To outsiders looking in, zealots are an endless source of comedy. You can’t help but laugh because their ticks and cricks and outbursts are nonsensical and absurd (just check out “Libs Of Tik Tok” for a mountain of examples). As long as they don’t have any real power these people act as a reminder of what happens when human beings abandon reason for madness. They can be frightening but they serve the purposes of entertainment as well as keeping the rest of us grounded. When they do gain power, however, that’s when things stop being funny.


Categories: Anarchism/Anti-State

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  1. No, and what’s more psychopathic traits are also often salutary – high IQ people who have antisocial traits like not caring about other people’s feelings are the source of most progress. The problem is not the psychopathy of the elites but the Normie herd psychology, oversocialized, soft midwits. The problem is not that the state uses violence but that dysgenic breeding, Christian moralizing and mass society has produced weak, defenseless people who will not fight for their privileges.
    Indeed libertarian law is something that could only be the product of highly individualistic, even sociopathic, people who believe that any infringement of their prerogatives, no matter how popular or allegedly beneficial, can be met with lethal force. What needs to be eliminated is not the prevalence of antisocial attitudes among the elite but the oversocialization of the masses.

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