Episode 090 - Our Leaders Are Psychopaths


Running Time: 1:05:10

Description:They walk among us. On the outside. they're just like you and me, but on the inside they are unfeeling automatons who care only for themselves. They are the psychopaths, and they are in control of our governments, our corporations, our military and all of the positions of power. Join us this week on The Corbett Report as we delve into Political Ponerology, a diagnosis of our politicians and a brief look at the bigger picture.


Documentation - 9/11 Truth Activist Sues Glenn Beck and Fox News for Defamation
Time Reference: 0:01:56
Description: REAL NEWS #1
Link To: Washington's Blog
Documentation - Glenn Beck’s Outrageous Lie: Racist Von Brunn is “Hero of 9/11 Truthers”
Time Reference: 0:03:14
Description: REAL NEWS #2
Link To: Infowars
Documentation - British cops allegedly waterboarded drug suspects
Time Reference: 0:04:33
Description: REAL NEWS #3
Link To: Toronto Sun
Documentation - US government securities seized from Japanese nationals
Time Reference: 0:05:39
Description: REAL NEWS #4
Link To: AsiaNews.it
Documentation - Court orders pete doherty to get medical implant for drug addiction
Time Reference: 0:06:47
Description: REAL NEWS #5
Link To: MediaMonarchy
Documentation - Ardent Sentry '09: norad/northcom terror drills on june 18-24
Time Reference: 0:07:55
Description: REAL NEWS #6
Link To: MediaMonarchy
Time Reference: 0:12:15
Description: From the homepage of the world's foremost expert on psychopathy
Link To: Hare.org
Documentation - Martha Stout "The Sociopath Next Door"
Time Reference: 0:18:30
Description: Quoted in this lengthy and interesting article on "Political Ponerology" by Andrew Lobaczewski.
Link To: Cassiopaea.org
Documentation - Alan Watt on Alex Jones Tv 2/4:Architects Behind The Illuminati
Time Reference: 0:26:14
Description: Alan Watt and Alex Jones discuss psyopathy and the elite.
Link To: YouTube
Documentation - CBC report on David "I'm Entitled to My Entitlements" Dingwall
Time Reference: 0:30:03
Description: Psychopaths have no shame.
Link To: CBC.ca
Documentation - Jacqui Smith caught claiming for porn scandal.
Time Reference: 0:30:23
Description: Psychopaths have no shame.
Link To: YouTube
Documentation - President Richard Nixon - Address Announcing Resignation
Time Reference: 0:30:42
Description: Psychopaths have no shame.
Link To: YouTube
Documentation - Clinton lies about Lewinsky
Time Reference: 0:31:46
Description: Psychopaths are natural born liars
Link To: YouTube
Documentation - Blair Lies About Iraq's WMDs
Time Reference: 0:32:11
Description: Psychopaths are natural born liars
Link To: YouTube
Documentation - Dick Cheney ex-director of CFR talks to David Rockefeller
Time Reference: 0:32:36
Description: Psychopaths are natural born liars
Link To: YouTube
Documentation - Dick Cheney ex-director of CFR talks to David Rockefeller
Time Reference: 0:32:36
Description: Psychopaths are natural born liars
Link To: YouTube
Documentation - Rumsfeld caught in a lie
Time Reference: 0:32:52
Description: Psychopaths are natural born liars
Link To: YouTube
Documentation - Now watch this drive!
Time Reference: 0:34:32
Description: Psychopaths have no sympathy whatsoever for the lives of others.
Link To: YouTube
Documentation - John "Testicle Crusher" Yoo
Time Reference: 0:34:48
Description: Psychopaths have no sympathy whatsoever for the lives of others.
Link To: YouTube
Documentation - Children Will Die,More Tasing
Time Reference: 0:35:11
Description: Psychopaths have no sympathy whatsoever for the lives of others.
Link To: YouTube
Documentation - Madeleine Albright says 500,000 dead Iraqi children is worth it.
Time Reference: 0:35:30
Description: Psychopaths have no sympathy whatsoever for the lives of others.
Link To: YouTube
Documentation - Bayer Exposed ( HIV Contaminated Vaccine )
Time Reference: 0:35:50
Description: Psychopaths have no sympathy whatsoever for the lives of others.
Link To: YouTube
Documentation - Political Ponerology
Time Reference: 0:38:56
Description: A book presenting the decades of research by Dr. Andrew Lobaczewski about psychopathy and the nature of evil.
Link To: Ponerology.com
Documentation - Quotation from Political Ponerology
Time Reference: 0:40:50
Description: Quoted in this lengthy and interesting article on "Political Ponerology" by Andrew Lobaczewski.
Link To: Cassiopaea.org
Documentation - Corporation : Clinical Diagnosis (PCLR)
Time Reference: 0:45:36
Description: Clinical diagnosis (PCLR) of personality of corporation by Dr. Robert Hare, founder of the psychopathy diagnostic test.
Link To: YouTube
Documentation - Why the hell should I feel sorry, says girl soldier who abused Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison
Time Reference: 0:55:20
Description: The society is adopting the psychopathic traits of our leaders.
Link To: Daily Mail
Documentation - Psychopathy
Time Reference: 1:02:03
Description: A thread on the PrisonPlanet forum with a wealth of information and links on the topic.
Link To: PrisonPlanetForum
Documentation - Why Does the World Feel Wrong? Because Psychopaths Are In Control
Time Reference: 1:02:04
Description: Another thread on the PrisonPlanet forum with a wealth of information and links on the topic.
Link To: PrisonPlanetForum

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  1. dougj says:

    Well done as usual James, thank you. I earned a Masters in the mental health field from Argosy University so am hip to many points made here still there were times I was in over my head. You are a very deep and obviously responsible person, best.

  2. zyxzevn says:

    Famous sceptics behave like sociopaths.
    (From a post of mine on reddit, and I think it fits here)
    They usually defend the psychopaths in power.

    “I don’t want to offend people, but I can see some famous sceptics behave exactly this way. Some scientists are pushing certain ideas in similar ways for profit or status.

    The behaviour leads to personal attacks, lies and more. Any normal discussion is interrupted and observations are ridiculed.

    Other people often copy this behaviour, and even believe that it is normal. Usually these behave like trolls.

    To defend against these attacks, some people that oppose the sociopaths become more religious about their ideas. But they still respect other opinions. In scientific discussions this is often seen as a signal for pseudo-science, but now I think it is a normal respond to sociopath attacks.

    I think that sociopaths are pushing science in the direction that they want. Many scientists are not strong in social interactions, which makes it harder for them to spot and oppose this kind of people.”

    See also: http://www.skepticalaboutskeptics.org/

    Or this on a famous sceptic: https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2013/08/08/what-do-you-do-when-someone-pulls-the-pin-and-hands-you-a-grenade/
    (I think he also defended a child rapist by claiming false memories, but I have no link yet)

  3. HomeRemedySupply says:

    I am so glad that this 2009 podcast was made into a video. It is crucial information.
    James does an extraordinary job of culling the fine points of different sources and organizing them into an easily assimilated whole.
    Thank you James and thank you Broc.

    (Broc, stay warm and dry) 🙂

  4. nosoapradio says:

    During the Corbett comments board discussion about minimum wage a few days ago a certain ‘Rara Avis’ (appropriately meaning ‘a rare or unique person or thing’) left an exquisite description of how the psychopaths have reshaped society and redefined its members into their own image. Extracts:

    “…If humans are nothing more than fungible economic units, and if they have no cosmic significance or inherent value AS HUMANS, then why SHOULDN’T they be allowed (or forced) to become extinct by automation as technology becomes available?..

    …Without a world view that sees human beings as having inherent dignity, why SHOULDN’T “useless eaters” be exterminated?…

    …Absent a widespread global reversion to a world view that sees all human life as having intrinsic value regardless of economic productivity, I don’t see much hope for humanity before most of us have shuffled off this mortal coil…” -Rara Avis

    As a population we’ve been coopted into robbing ourselves of humanity, reshaping ourselves into “fungible economic units” via our participation in this “godless technocratic society”…

    Read Rara Avis’ articulate and insightful comment in its entirety on the comments board of “The Ugly Truth about Minimum Wage”.

  5. PeaceFroggs says:

    Allow me to nitpick a little bit.

    First, not “all” leaders are Psychopaths.

    Second, there’s a reason why countries have Constitutions and Supreme courts. It’s so that if anybody, including psychopathic leaders come to power, and try to subvert the laws then the people have legal recourse in order to get rid of these so called “leaders” legally.

    Not that long ago, the Bush administration not only had to pull 9/11 first and then lie about Iraq’s WMD’s in order to get enough support at home to wage war on a sovereign country thousands of miles away, they also had to make their case to the UN.

    NATO countries had little choice but to follow the US into Afghanistan after 9/11 because of article 5, however most leaders of the world did not follow America into Iraq, simply because they knew the Americans were lying about Iraq’s WMD’s, and because most leaders aren’t psychopaths!

    To sum it up….the US has become an Empire. Regardless who becomes President, the ends justify the means will rule their day to day decisions.

    • scpat says:

      To play Devil’s Advocate on your comment,

      In response to your first paragraph:
      The leaders of the U.S. (And other countries, but I will use only the U.S. in this example) subvert the Constitution and the Rights of its citizens all the time through new laws, Acts, etc. Also as anyone has seen, the “leaders” and the citizens are treated under different standards of law. The Supreme Court hasn’t done jack shit to bring these maniacs to justice and probably never will.

      In response to: “however most leaders of the world did not follow America into Iraq, simply because they knew the Americans were lying about Iraq’s WMD’s, and because most leaders aren’t psychopaths!”

      – The decision of a leader not to go to war does not exempt them from being a psychopath. Psychopaths are interested in serving their own interests, and not going to war logically has many self-serving benefits.

      • PeaceFroggs says:


        The leaders of the U.S. subvert the Constitution and the Rights of its citizens all the time through new laws, Acts, etc.

        — I sorta agree here, it’s true that some Senators and/or Congressmen will attempt to subvert the Constitution on occasion, however they do not always succeed and when they do, it is always challenged and the supreme court usually overturns it. (exception: Patriot Act)

        Like I said, the US has become an Empire, it’s no longer a true Republic.


        a person suffering from chronic mental disorder with abnormal or violent social behavior.

        — Common, lets be real here, most Presidents from 1776 until 2017 cannot be considered psychopath.

        I’m Canadian, and I can tell, in our history, starting from 1867 till 2017, I cannot think of One Prime Minister that could be considered a psychopath, not one.

        • scpat says:

          My point still holds true: The decision of a leader not to go to war does not exempt them from being a psychopath.

          In my previous reply I did not say psychopathy is a condition of Presidents who choose not to go to war, as it seems you have interpreted by your reply. What I was doing was pointing out your logically fallicious argument (If A, then B; not A; so, not B).

          • PeaceFroggs says:

            Sure, the decision of a leader not to go to war does not exempt them from being a psychopath. Ok, point taken.

            The point that I’m trying to make is that just because someone has been elected leader of a country doesn’t automatically qualify them as being a psychopath, which is what James is kinda of alluding to here.

  6. Nevertheless says:

    First of all, Obama, Trump, Clinton, Reagan, are all puppets, they are not the originators of the evil that rule us, just the face of the establishment. a tool to foment the “right vs left” paradigm.

    The rulers are the banks, Wall Street, Hollywood, Zionists, who look at US as sheep, but do feel for their own kind.

  7. HomeRemedySupply says:

    Scientology … Psychopaths = SPs / Sociopaths = PTS

    Fortunately, Mr. Corbett brings up the topic of Ponerology. This is important information.

    We have all heard about the Church of Scientology and L. Ron Hubbard. For decades the Church has been ruled by a psychopathic runt, David Miscavige, often called “little Hitler”.

    Witch Hunt
    Using Scientology’s own phrase (“witch hunt”), Scientology and David Miscavige employ an interesting mechanism of control.
    If a Church member or public person poses a threat to David Miscavige or Scientology, (especially for exposing their sins), the individuals are then labeled a psychopath (SP) and forever denied “Scientology’s techniques of enlightenment & ability”.
    In short, a person is formally labeled an SP (Suppressive Person). No Church member is allowed to communicate to an SP. If a family member is declared an SP, then no further communication is allowed. No Church member is allowed to look at information which denigrates Scientology because that source is “Suppressive”.

    SP or Suppressive Person or Anti-social Personality
    Suppressive Person is a term used in Scientology to describe the “antisocial personalities” who make up about 2.5% of the population.
    PTS or Potential Trouble Source
    Scientology defines a PTS as “a person who is in some way connected to and being adversely affected by a suppressive person”. About 18% of the population.
    (My comment – In this case Wikipedia has a good synopsis)
    Scientology’s website – “Anti-Social Personality” (see attributes)

  8. HomeRemedySupply says:

    ‘The Hare Psychopathy Checklist’: The test that will tell you if someone is a sociopath
    (Read article for point system.)
    The list of jobs with the highest and lowest rates of psychopathy

  9. Pablo de Boer says:

    Hola aloha señor James,

    The present PM of your country of birth Canada Justin Trudeau is a diehard psychopath just like his father Pierre Trudeau and both are / were whores of the kakistocracy.

    Trudeau sr. was interested in Marxist ideas in the 1940s and his Harvard dissertation was on the topic of Communism and Christianity. And señor James I have a question for you, was Pierre Elliott Trudeau also a member of Skull and Bones when he studied at the Harvard University? I know that Trudeau sr. was a member of another psychopath society “The Club of Rome”. The founding meeting of The Club of Rome occurred in 1968 at David Rockefeller’s (another psychopath) estate in Bellagio, Italy.

    The Club of Rome and beyond: How the socialist religion of environmentalism was born (National Socialism / Nazism 2.0 (quote Pablo))

    Pierre Trudeau was a pedophile personally and directly involved in Monarch mind control and is Justin Trudeau a Product of Illuminati Mind Control?

    When I see this pictures of the Canadian Psychopath Justin T aka the reincarnation of Ted Bundy, it is for me obviously that he is controlled by the kakistocracy and also narcissistic like Donald T and Ted Bundy.

    And Justin like his daddy has also an affection with pedophiles and some of his pedo buddies he gives $20 Million, but not out of his own pocket because he pays them with …

    Trudeau To Give Clinton’s $20 Million To Advance Gender Equality

    And to complete the Trudeau Psychopath Deception I link as bonus this vid

    The Trudeau Deception

    Saludos para todos,

    Pablo de Boer

    • generalbottlewasher says:

      Pablo’s no Boar: excellent gathering of information and insights that forces me to ask your opinion. Con permiso? My worry is real for mi amigos in Caracas. Am I correct to consider the deconstruction of the Venezuelans county a test for the upcoming deconstruction of the countries farther north from their? Seems to be a study for understanding the management of the controlled demolition of a society very similar to the USA. Are the power elite practicing or perfecting the art of nation reconstructing/ deconstruction? Is it Cuban, Vatican, Rothschild ? Cannot figure this out,Que sabor ? James? Anyone?

      • Pablo de Boer says:

        Hola aloha generalbottlewasher,

        A few days ago I already placed this link under a comment of yours. In this video you question are answered.

        Empire Files: Abby Martin in Venezuela – Supermarkets to Black Markets

        Saludos y abrazos,

        Pablo de Boar

      • Pablo de Boer says:

        Hola aloha generalbottlewasher,

        Lot of Americanos are becoming addicted to prescription drugs and most of them are made just like heroine of poppies aka Opioids. Heroine is illegal but Opioids not… That’s how the kakistocracy works, they always will find a way to stay in power and enslave the rest of humanity. And psychopath Donald Trump will always serve the kakistocracy and in this case it is Big Pharma

        Trump misses the mark with opioid crisis plan, health advocates say

        That’s why America invaded Afghanistan and not because of false flag terrorism..

        Despite 15 years of occupation, Afghanistan’s opium production has only gone up

        The same tactics the kakistocracy also applied in 70th in Jamaica, if you want to know more about this, I can suggest you to listen to this interesting podcast on this topic.

        Casey Gane-McCalla on the CIA’s Secret War in Jamaica

        And people who defend politicians aka the voting cattle are in my view also (ignorant) psychopaths ..

        Saludos y abrazos,

        Pablo de Boer

        • generalbottlewasher says:

          Pablo De Boer: thank you very much. Valuable time invested. Much appreciated. Great information for my reference. I like Martins work. From there I perused other sites, quite contradictory, framing the political story/ truth of the matter differently from hers. Martins reporting had balanced observations not garbage propaganda. Thank you so much.

          • Pablo de Boer says:

            Hola aloha amigo/a generalbottlewasher,

            lo hago con mucho gusto y viva la independencia .

            I noticed how negative the western propaganda machine writes, talks and Bullshitsssssss about that situation of Venezuelan people. After 911 I don’t trust MSM anymore and even some groups in the alt media are also broadcasting mierda del toro and fake news on Venezuela, because I heard the FAM (Fake Alt Media) saying that the people in Venezuela were eating their pets, dogs and cats, and that is nonsense and unacceptable journalism. Señorita Abby shows that the real situation In Venezuela is different than the MSM and FAM portrays .

            As Miss Martin also shows, in the Venezuelan society there are an amount of people who oppose the state and agencies like the CIA will (ab)use these internal affairs for their own benefit and to achieve a regime change. News propaganda is a powerful weapon for the CIA. Señor james made some excellent reports on the CIA Media and the weaponization of information

            How the CIA Plants News Stories in the Media

            The Weaponization of Information in the War of Terror

            And if you want to inform yourself more on this topic, on the left side of señor James his page you have the “SEARCH BY TAG” app and here you can choose for the option “media”

            Even though señor James is a great independent journalist, I self not only depend on him and search for other sources on the internet just like señor James also always pronounces on his page, don’t believe anybody and also not him and always investigate self.
            Here in Holland I have also some Arab amigos / friends / habibis and one of them is from Libya and he even took part at the civil war there before he fled. He is for me also great source of information on what happened in Libya and still is occurring in his country of birth. And his information is also colored like all information

            Propaganda 2.0

            Sigmund Freud’s nephew Eduard Bernay made propaganda and public relations more sophisticated and evil people like Paul Joseph Goebbels were big fans of Bernay’s tactics and Goebbels based his tactics on Bernay’s theories. Also big corporations use Bernay’s theories to mislead their consumers. Politics and corporations are both ruled by psychopaths aka the kakistocracy

            Edward Bernays 2: Selling War

            Edward Bernays 1: Torches of Freedom

            The Century of the Self

            The Corporation

            “Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play”

            — Paul Joseph Goebbels – Reich Minister of Propaganda of Nazi Germany —
            * Note Pablo, the real government are not the puppet presidents and politicians

            Last US elections the propagandist of the kakistocracy applied the divide strategy on the US voting cattle as usual. But these elections were about which candidate was the most hated person and not about which candidate was the most qualified to be the next president. Leftist feminist hated Trump, because Trump said something about grabbing women “by the Pussy” and Hiltlary C was despised because of her spirit cooking with Marina Abramović and other sick satanic stuff. And we both know now who won the most hated candidate contest and the loser became the new President of the US of A. Both serve the deep state and both candidates are not qualified to be a president, because nobody has the right to govern others and even not to rule the sheeple people, even though the sheeple are begging and voting to be ruled by others.

            On the American TV you also can observe the same tactics, because the Right winged Americanos watch FOX and the lefties MSNBC. Here also as usual both news medias are controlled by the kakistocracy just like the news agencies as AP and ANP, who are also controlled by the same kakistocracy and these news agencies deliver almost all the news for the MSM. And as I already wrote, these days you also even can’t trust some parts of the Alt Media aka FAM..

            As last I can suggest you to investigate the Gladio reports made by señor James and a lot of them with Sibel Edmonds. Sibel Deniz Edmonds is a former translator who worked as a contractor for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and founder of the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition (NSWBC).

            Señorita Sibel and señor James on Gladio

            When Sibel talked and blew the whistle with the leftist from Democracy Now about the Republican party fraud, they (Democracy Now) considered Sibel as an hero, but when Sibel told them about the same fraudulent behavior done by the Democrat party, señorita Sibel became persona non grata for Democracy Now….

            And be aware amigo/a generalbottlewasher that power corrupts and that is why the kakistocracy is not a homogeneous group, see as good examples this List of conflicts in Europe from BC until 21st century


            Be careful because Wikipedia is controlled by ……

            Saludos y abrazos,

            Pablo de Boar aka Pieter Jan de Boer

  10. generalbottlewasher says:

    Brilliant, right as rain,utterly brilliant James ! Calls em as he sees em.
    I do wish people would read more. Books are the place where ideas and concrete history can be found. We live better and can manage our affairs better when we have the understanding of what shapes our future. You all know the cliché. But as printed in stone in 1964 by an contempory Texas historian J. Evetts Healey.
    from page 83 of “A Texan looks at Lyndon” Chapter VI.
    ‘ Except With Friends,” the power to tax is…”‘
    ‘ When Lyndon ran for the Senate in 1941, and again to steal the election in 1948, Brown and Root, having spread their operations extensively, primarily on government contacts, really laid the cash on the candidate’s line.’ ‘With ready access to the best Washington sources, with advance information on proposed public works from which to estimate and figure, and with ready and telling influence when the contracts were let, they where in superb position to skim off the gravy, and did–especially at ” cost plus.” ‘ in a liberal Texas way there was nothing criminal or illegitimate about it.’ ‘ It was open federal policy, approved by the great white father and sanctioned by a representative Congress elected by a people who obviously did not give an infinitesimal part of a damn.’
    Questions for Corbett . are you a bit sociopathic in spreading the dictium of ” we need more central control( cop on the corner) or are you promoting anarchy to phyicaly stop the psychopaths. Cause as Haley says ” infinitesimal part of a damn” suggests inaction as opposed to action. Your report is suggesting action against the psyops of social thought or action against the actual players. It obvious you intend action in one of the two. This goes round and round and as Carl Cooker once told me ” its mental masturbation if you don’t the action”

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      There is a famous photo of LBJ’s Ballot Box 13 and stealing the election.
      In 2005, even my college Texas History Professor talked about it.
      …LBJ seemed certain to lose, when a protégé of George Parr, the “Duke of Duval” and political boss of the heavily Hispanic counties in southern Texas, “discovered” 200 allegedly uncounted ballots in Box 13, Alice, Texas. These 200 “voters” cast their ballots 198 to 2 for Johnson, putting him over the top. The election, of course, was stolen: the added 200 names were written in a different colored ink, and….
      PHOTO and story

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      Brown and Root later has business ties to Haliburton.
      The evil of LBJ and the evil of Dick Cheney.
      What a Kakistocracy! CorbettReport Episode – https://www.corbettreport.com/meet-the-kakistocracy-tjeerd-andringa-on-the-corbett-report/

      In the 1970’s, I went to work briefly for Brown and Root when they were building the Nuclear Power plant near Glen Rose, TX.
      I was young and had never really been around seasoned roughneck older men.
      Here I go trampling through mud to get to the Hiring Trailer. I walk into the space and all these old guys are playing craps on the floor, with dice rolling against the wall, tobacco spit, loud testosterone cursing and yelling as dollar bills wafted along the floor. It was a bit intimidating.
      The memory stuck.

  11. collin.s says:

    If the anarchist ideal is freedom of association, one cannot blame other social entities for practicing game-theoretical situations better in real-life with their occasionally advantageous neurological wiring.
    If one observes a social-economic model prohibiting violent crimes and public deception, then it’s the pure social-physics-model of deviated behavior that’s of interest instead of the bio-physics constantly going on within an entity.
    To segregate people because of still ill-defined neuro-psychology terms, whose biological origin and intended functionality in the social game of evolution have not been mathematically proven with rigor, is counter-productive like witch-hunt. It limits the prospect for individual/collective social engineering, the term of which is neutral, that is vital for a healthy and robust peer-to-peer economy.

  12. X. says:

    Thank you, it’s an incredibly needed study, but this time I have to add a few bits and disagree a bit on one point.

    First of all – and this is constructive, during the days of my studies at resocialization (where I had spent a couple of years after I dropped out of maths) I learned two important things:

    Why psychopathy is a ticket to personal hell, and why Greeks warned every wanna-be tyrant, that if gods want to punish someone, first they pump his/hers grandiosity? There is a simple equation taught to students who later on work with all kind of social deviations:

    neurotic personality traits + psychopatic personality traits = schizophrenia

    … and this is not your mild creative or religious madness, that is very actively defended by antipsychiatry movement (remembering that diagnosis of “asymptomatic schizophrenia” was a tool of destroying political dissidents in USSR, and still is till this very day an easy road for all populists to respond to criticism in the lowest kind of “ad personam” eristic attack -> check these: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_abuse_of_psychiatry_in_the_Soviet_Union and for those who had to learn Russian like me reading it in Russian adds a lot of depth: https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Использование_психиатрии_в_политических_целях_в_СССР )

    Also, we know that the more intelligent a person is, the more predisposed to all kinds of neurotic traits. As Freud said, the most real and impossible to fake or distort emotion of all that human can feel is fear. Therefore to give an example of (not only Greek) gods’ punishment – just look for schizophrenia in the high circles of power, there’s plenty.

    Not that you have to believe in Greek gods, it’s just a metaphor and an intelligent reader will get it anyway.

    Grandiosity is superbly covered by Robert L. Moore, PhD especially in “Facing the Dragon: Confronting Personal and Spiritual Grandiosity” as well as in his excellent numerous lectures. Also, as a Jungian he analysed his own psychopathic traits that are typical for every intelligent person that tends to examine the world without emotions from a distance, as he defines it: inflated narcissistic grandiose self-organization of shadow part of universal Magician archetype.

    He also warns, that these inflations (not just shadow Magician, but also King, Warrior, Lover of both symbollic sexes of course) cannot be just blamed on a “black goat”, whether an individual or a group of individuals.

    The source of grandiose inflations is extremely illustratively depicted in mythological wisdom, like in myths of Orion, Icarus, Phaeton, Bellephoront and many, many other pieces of ancient wisdom and culture, that is a common, universal fundament for modern civilization on all continents – in one form of another of Eternal Hero/Hero of a Thousand Faces as Joseph Campbell had put it.

    Second of all: saying that suddenly some half a century ago just one man had a break-through epiphany is – sorry to say it – just marginalizing a literally epic amount of work of a great deal of researchers, that didn’t just start with Jung’s departure from Freud.

    It is necessary to emphasize importance of common cultural ground of Old World and New World – Europe and America. Jung’s studies on archetypes, early reflections on psychological problems that their unconscious influence creates, his dreams of a storm coming (that later on revealed themselves to be synchronous with Hitler’s nazi Germany) and vigorous will to do something about – well, I believe it is absolutely needed here.

    During my resocialization years I was taught to my great sadness and terror, that psychopathy cannot be psychotherapeutised, only contained. Luckily it stands contrary to (PhD) Stanislav Grof’s successes with treating psychopathy with his method, which is documented in this book: https://www.amazon.com/Psychotherapy-Healing-Potential-Psychedelic-Medicine/dp/0979862205/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1500445500&sr=8-1&keywords=lsd+psychotherapy and there we go: Power to the People and never underestimate the wisdom of John Lennon, David Bowie, Lou Reed and many, many very wise artists-philosophers that rised out of ashes of Second World War and early Cold War. And there I can wrap.

    • wingsuitfreak says:

      Also, as a Jungian he analysed his own psychopathic traits that are typical for every intelligent person that tends to examine the world without emotions from a distance, as he defines it: inflated narcissistic grandiose self-organization of shadow part of universal Magician archetype.

      I don’t pretend to understand the later part of your statement, however, it is the part about examining the world without emotions that got my attention. After all, in order to get a more accurate view of it, one has to remove their emotions from it (conversely, one has to do the absolute opposite as well in order to get a well-rounded solution. I can only do one at a time!)

      Thanks for that input.

  13. brian.s says:

    I have skin in this game, but also wise to that it masks the light. It uses a mind that is not my own to tell me who or what I am.

    The very structuring of this ‘mind’ is the evasion of Intimacy associated with terror of pain of conflict and loss. Backwards!

    The fragmented and dissociated mind of recoil from terror is associated and entangled in loss and lack, abandonment and rejection, heartbreak and shame, rage and impotence.

    The ‘entanglement’ of a dissociated displacement is not in someone ‘else’s mind – but the insistence on seeing and attacking it there is the primary orientation of blame and guilt as the manipulative ‘mind’ of self-survival – within the terms (the game) of of a split (off) consciousness – at war with Itself but flagged up as at the hand of an ‘alien will’ or ‘blind and hateful adversity and enmity’.

    As I see it, in personae, we all carry all of the parts (archetypes) for each other in unique but also generally recognizable configurations. What is triggered in anyone within any given situation is not really a continuity of ‘self’ so much as an assertive and imposed continuity of a personal and collective dissociation from direct open relational communication.

    A terror-driven sense of existence in search of an identity is every kind of human exploration of identity – including the cognisance and manipulation of identity as a conscious deceit. Thus as someone commented here, the more ‘intelligent’ the more the self-specialness of grandiosity, supremacy and elitism is given power over true relation under the personal belief we know – or that our perceptions and conceptions of reality are validated by ‘power’ to influence the outcome.

    The cost of the corruption of power is the loss of life to fantasy gratifications acted out upon the lives of others – but no less upon our own original or true nature. So ‘denial’ consciousness is a negatively defined sense of self and life masking in a positive sense of justification – regardless the form it takes or the apparent intensity of hate masked in righteousness.

    It may be helpful to consider consciousness made by and of denial as an ‘operating system’ or indeed ‘matrix’ or ‘game’ or ‘dream turned to nightmare from which can we not escape – (because the attempt to escape limitation and division IS the setting of the belief in it).

    Action and reaction are a version of cause and effect but in psychic-emotional terms the cause/effect is a synchronicity UNTIL the dissociation and displacement of a fragmented or partitioned ‘consciousness’ via personality construct generated by attack given (assigned) power.

    The nature of the false flag originates in …

  14. woody says:

    I have been fascinated by these words for some years, I have always felt the “definition” of them just do not seem to reveal the meaning behind them. Based on what I have learned here it seems to be possible that I may be a psychopath, I have many of the flaws associated. This does not concern me, I have been somewhat aware of it since my childhood, but I did find this story to be unusually intriguing, thank you James for this publication.

    Is it ironic that a possible psychopath, who is all too aware of how those in power think through his own motivations and feelings, attempts to save the unsuspecting populace simply because he has next-to-no self-motivated drive, but is primarily community-driven? ie. a wolf who herds the sheep to protect them from the other wolves. Granted the actions of this wolf are sometimes psychopathic in nature, even if they have community-based intent.

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      Of course I don’t know you and only oneself can best know oneself.

      However, I doubt that you are a psychopath by virtue of your own words…
      …it seems to be possible that I may be a psychopath, I have many of the flaws associated.

      A true hardcore psychopath can not afford to find fault with himself. He can’t do it.
      It is impossible by his very nature because it makes himself less while elevating others.

      • woody says:

        Thank you for the reply, that does seem to make sense, however, some years ago I did have to force teaching myself to think about myself, my thoughts and other things from perspectives other than I am used to. The term at least seems to fit me better than narcissist, which I previously thought of myself. I need to think of myself in a negative way to keep myself honest, to be able to learn and grow, and at least appear humble and likeable to others. I will likely remain uncertain if I am psychopathic or not, I think it would be a good thing to think of myself as such.

      • wingsuitfreak says:

        Glad you cleared that up for me. I feel so much better since I know I once made a mistake. Yep, I thought I was mistaken on something. Turns out I was wrong. 🙂

        • woody says:

          Not sure if sarcasm, otherwise such a reply seems anomalous to my online experience. This brief exchange has been thought provoking, thank you.

  15. HomeRemedySupply says:

    In my opinion…
    A common theme of Psychopaths

    Psychopaths are obsessed with elevating self while making less of others.
    Like an OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder), they can only function in that mode of evil intent.

  16. Richard Ran says:

    At 51:25

    “..and unfortunately 1 in 25 of my listeners might understand this at an entirely different level”.

    Now that’s a shame James. Here was I hoping that I might be the 1 in at least 50 or more, since the CR public might be expected to not quite represent average society 😉

    Now for sure, the whole 1 in 25 number is just what it is, a simple number. Yet, given the emphasis on it, let’s just establish the source, which is the stated prevalence of the so-called “antisocial personality disorder”. Equate that with “psychopathy” and bingo, you have a big pile of well.. BS actually. The APD is simply a DSM label and the way it is derived should raise a big red flag (3 out of 7 items suffice and will mostly put people with offence histories in this category). Where on average 50 to 80 percent of prisoners qualify for APD, only 15 percent are assessed as “psychopaths”, using Hare’s Psychopathy Checklist (PCL-R).

    So no worries people, the number of psychopaths seems a bit inflated. No need for a witch hunt 😉

    Kind regs from Amsterdam,

    P.s.: also, interesting to note that after contributing, Robert Hare himself didn’t seem all that pleased with the way the featured documentary (The Corporation) portrayed corporations as inherently or generally “psychopatic”.

  17. Richard Ran says:

    But seriously,

    “They are the psychopaths, and they are in control of our governments, our corporations, our military and all of the positions of power.”

    Me thinks the “positions of power” are a greater problem than a few psychopaths. The state is the problem. Not the “corporate state” but the state. To further complement the canvas for the bigger painting here, attention should perhaps be given to some mental issues among the general public as well, because who created these positions of power? Let’s talk widespread obedience and voluntary servitude before concentrating on the psychopathic 4%.

    Here’s Mr. “Enemy of the State” Murray Rothbard on Étienne de La Boétie:


    • wingsuitfreak says:

      I find that undeveloped people who have otherwise been denied positions of power are worse than psychopaths as I understand them when they do acquire some position of power. These people are usually of lower education (I’m not talking schooling, that’s different), and are motivated by envy and laziness. While they are easily manipulated by a true psychopath, that is not the fault of the psychopath. It is the fault of the undeveloped person. While it is easy to blame the psychopath for all our ills, it is important to remember that submitting to them makes you an accessory to that evil. If you do not educate yourself, if you are too lazy to question the authority of conformity, if you give in to fear; then you are the problem as well. Rule is always by consent.

  18. HomeRemedySupply says:

    IMPORTANCE of understanding Psychopaths
    I don’t think that it can be overstated: If we are to understand our World and its situation, we damn well better understand Psychopaths.

    Currently, I am listening to Corbett Report Episode 213 – Revisiting Psychopathy https://www.corbettreport.com/episode-213-revisiting-psychopathy/

    One of the resources which James mentions is the documentary I am Fishead.
    Excerpt on Corporate Psychopaths…

    QUOTE from a big bank investment executive:
    “At one major investment bank for which I worked, we used psychometric testing to recruit social psychopaths because their characteristics exactly suited them to senior corporate finance roles.” http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/brian-basham-beware-corporate-psychopaths-they-are-still-occupying-positions-of-power-6282502.html

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      One of my takes on Psychopaths

      Evil aberrations or virtuous characteristics can be contagious within a society.

      This aspect can cause many shades of gray.

      We all have probably seen many examples of this contagion.

      One example is movie characters. I well remember when “Shaft” came out around 1971. Some of my close Black friends took on a different “Shaft” mimicking character personality.
      Of course, that Isaac Hayes beat had some impact… (“Shaft” Intro Video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFlsufZj9Fg

  19. Richard Ran says:

    In the follow-up episode 213 Revisiting Psychopathy, at 08:30 there’s mention of a peer-reviewed paper:

    The corporate psychopaths theory of the global financial crisis.

    For anyone interested in the full text article (not provided in the show note), just google the title and the first result will take you to it.

    In my opinion, this article amounts to reducing systemic economical problems to psychopathology (of a questionable kind, see post above), while also neglecting/distracting from the fact that the financial crisis was predicted and thoroughly explained by many Austrian School economists.

    Just read Tom Woods’ book “Meltdown” for a sound analysis. No distraction by psychopaths needed.

    Here’s Peter Schiff once more (sorry for the crappy YT quality):

    Cheers from Amsterdam,

    • wingsuitfreak says:

      Personally, I don’t find corporations inherently psychopathic. However, the tax structures do encourage psychopathic behaviors. They are, understandably, concerned with their quarterly reports to the shareholders to whom they are accountable. However, this is mostly due to the tax structures which are set in place by the true psychopaths in government. Though ideally all these taxes should be removed, if they are going to have them, they should be set up in favor of the real investors (long-term holders) and punish those short-term holders. In short, real psychopaths have set up the structure in such a way that non-psychopaths are forced into psychopathic behaviors. This is an over-simplification of an overly complicated tax problem, but it should work for these purposes.

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      Thanks for mentioning that paper The corporate psychopaths theory of the global financial crisis.

  20. wingsuitfreak says:

    On the bright side of things; I just learned John McCain is battling brain cancer. Media Monarchy source. Personally, I didn’t know he had a brain. Lindsey will be devastated.

    • Richard Ran says:

      Hi wingsuitfreak,

      The McCain brain, undoubtedly hacked by the Vlad himself 😉

      • wingsuitfreak says:

        Wonder if he’s using the medicinal marijuana he wants to remain banned to help him with it. Hope not. Putin had to work so hard to hack into such a tiny organ. Hate to see hard work go to waste! 🙂

        • Richard Ran says:

          Thanks for the laugh man.
          Will be preparing a fairly large batch of “homegrown” Simpson oil ourselves over here pretty soon..

          Cheers from Holland,

          • wingsuitfreak says:

            I make my own vape solution. Helps me to tolerate the Florida zombies! 🙂 Have thought about making an extract as well, but that would take about six weeks to finish. Don’t know if I have that much patience. Take care, Jim

  21. mik says:

    I haven’t watched/listened the episode but I would like to say something about episodes’ title and other commentaries.

    ‘Our leaders are psychopaths’ is misleading in my opinion. Psychopath is psychiatric diagnose for people with a lack of empathy.
    I read about a research (lost link) looking for psychopaths between top management. Although increased presence was expected, research found average presence of psychopaths. Strange?

    Not really. Most of leaders actually just behave like psychopaths. System rewards such a behavior. One has to be “like psychopath” to climb the ladders. Plasticity of human nature.

    On the other hand, there is no difference if one finds himself in crosshairs of a psychopath or a person with psychopathic behavior.

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      The title might throw people off like you pointed out. When James discusses Ponerology it makes the title more clear and well explains our kakistocracy.

  22. normic says:

    Hi James, once again you have gotten to one of the major pieces or the puzzle. I ran across another video which fleshes out your ideas even more.
    great stuff!!

  23. wingsuitfreak says:

    I just remembered a History show called “Psychopath or Visionary” that came out some 7 or 8 years ago. Attila the Hun was labeled as a psychopath because he didn’t leave a bureaucracy behind in order to continue his psychopathic legacy. I nearly soiled my pants in laughter when they gave this reasoning.
    I don’t really feel too much remorse myself for people who vote for, and support in so many ways, these psychopaths. We can blame public school all we want, but I went through it myself. I even went to grad school, which should have really dumbed me down. However, one must take responsibility for their own actions. They led me to the waters of conformity, but I did not drink from it. While it’s true they took advantage of the greatest frailty of humanity; our laziness: whose fault is it if we fall for the trap? Life is fair. Those who are lazy and weak will be taken advantage of by those who are not. It does not justify the actions of the psychopath, but one should not exonerate those of whom it takes advantage. Stay alert, stay alive. Lerts live longer is still true. Another interesting book on the subject is “Memoirs of a Sociopath”. Though I think the writer would have been a psychopath. I’m glad you made the distinction. So few do.

  24. NES says:

    I missed this 2009 report/review on psychopathy. Excellent, excellent, excellent. The information herein has prompted me to purchase both of the books you mentioned for my own education as well as a second copy of Political Ponerology (PP) for a history buff friend who reads continual reiterations of the mainstream’s version of where to focus one’s attention. I’m sure, if he actually reads PP, he’ll need a chinstrap to hold his mouth shut.

    I went to the links provided. I needed a chinstrap for the article about England. I must admit that during this period of news on the torture that occurred in the detainee prison I avoided the articles and images because I just could not bear the information. It is so intensely horrible. Bush and his cronies need to be hung up by their thumbs for their obvious war crimes. IMO the author of the article excused England too often as a victim. I do not see any of her actions as “understandable”. She is clearly a psychopath who exhibits the typical traits of: blaming, irresponsibility, poor behavioral control, lack of empathy, lack of remorse and so on. She complains of being a victim and not to blame while we see her posing for her famous “detainee shot” as a torture master with a leashed, prone and naked prisoner. No victim. Undeniably a psychopath.

    Mostly, I pity the unlucky child she bore who is now stuck with both psychopathic parties’ genetics. This unfortunate cocktail is being reinforced by a nurture component within his home environment. So sad for him and for us all.

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