Episode 213 – Revisiting Psychopathy

12/17/201150 Comments

It’s been a while since The Corbett Report last examined the topic of psychopathy, and in the meantime a number of articles, papers, documentaries and books have emerged to shed more light on the issue. But as this growing understanding of psychopathy begins to shape the way we understand the global economic collapse and the moves toward political tyranny, do we run the risk of starting a new witch hunt? Find out more in this week’s edition of the podcast.

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Purchase the new Corbett Report Data DVD (2007-2008)
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Sign up for The Corbett Report subscriber e-newsletter
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I Am Fishead: Are Corporate Leaders Egotistical Psychopaths?
Time Reference: 04:36
Episode 090 – Our Leaders Are Psychopaths
Time Reference: 06:23
Weeding out corporate psychopaths
Time Reference: 07:43
The Corporate Psychopaths Theory of the Global Financial Crisis
Time Reference: 10:16
Interview 423 – Clive Boddy
Time Reference: 10:29
Defense Against the Psychopath (Video)
Time Reference: 18:20
Defense Against the Psychopath (Book Excerpt)
Time Reference: 27:22
Website of Dr. Robert Hare
Time Reference: 29:44
Blade Runner VK Test on Leon
Time Reference: 31:20
Bladerunner – Film, Literature and the New World Order
Time Reference: 34:22
The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson
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  1. bas says:

    The problem ultimately is the system. I think psychopathy only displays its symptoms, certainly if you count in sociopathy which you defined as a learnt form of psychopathy in the previous episode. This reminds me of a class I had a few months back. It was a class called “History of World Politics,” a class whose course material cited Henry Kissinger in abundance. In the first lesson of the semester, the professor, who had assembled the course material himself, maintained that it had been shown, or at least many argue, that the human is inherently bad. Talk about engineering guilt of being alive.

    I think that human is not inherently bad. I think the system has made many of them sociopaths, or bad. In a totally other system – say, a voluntary one – things might turn out totally different.

    • Richard Ran says:

      “The problem ultimately is the system.”

      Second that, bas.

      The system is about power. Just how dangerous that is, can be gleaned from the fact that even well-meaning people can do terrible damage if power is wielded unwisely. So when even naive do-gooders can wreak havoc upon society if their deeds are magnified x-fold through state power, why not analyse the system itself before going on a wild goose chase after socio/psycho/antisocial/whatever-paths. Seems much more economical.

      Kind regs from Amsterdam,
      Richard

    • 4TLeser says:

      “The problem ultimately is the system. I think psychopathy only displays its symptoms..”

      granted.
      Does it matter what somebody absorbs in his or her upbringing, religious, cultural and peers.Is there an impact?

      I am sure psychopathy occurs among all races but if we look at how mankind is affected, by certain or influenced political minions, inventors and promoters of nefarious trends and ideas etc, can we recognize correlations?

      Are there not so nice beings doing their best to indoctrinate, train and brain-shape those serving as recruitment pool ?

      How about Jesuits, their crypto.. beliefs and presence to prep potential rulers of this world to continue on their psychopathy path towards ugly deeds.
      Mao, Stalin, Lying Brian…. just a few remembered,

      Are higher learning institutions show some communality here? many if not most of those established centers to higher learning are founded inspired by the followers of Ignatius and their ilk.

      Yale U and their apples falling not far from its trunk like scull off bones, “founded by no small crook Elihu Yale the corrupt colonial official “philanthropist” (a code word for psychopaths more often than not) and slave merchant.
      Do I smell some talmudic odors or just a foul wind of some human misfits?

      On their deeds you can recognize them…

      • bas says:

        I see where you’re getting at. Eventually, actors create system. But at the same time, actors can destroy them. Granted, people and their ideas have tricked other people in believing in religious, statist, communist, collectivist and supra-nationalist systems, but once people unthink and divest from these structures of control and reclaim individual sovereignty, it’s game, set, match, whatever crazy ideas power-hungry individuals may still have.

        • Richard Ran says:

          Hi bas,

          Glad you see it. For a moment I thought that the question about upbringing etcetera implied that when one points to the system as the ultimate problem, it means ignoring the influence of upbringing, culture and the like. I thought it self-evident that all those things matter. But perhaps that’s not really the point here.

          The “actors create the system” statement is true of course, but the same goes for “the system creates the actors”. In other words, it obviously is a 2-way street, or at least it should be.

          The issue however, with today’s managerial welfare/warfare state as I see it, is that the balance seems to be leaning over towards the system shaping culture, upbringing, religion, and evidently also actors.
          It’s a bit of a chicken and egg problem for sure. And since we all know that the chicken is just a means for an egg to produce another egg, the actors thus represent the means for the system to reproduce itself 😉

          With regard to the whole psychopath thing, I cannot help but keep drawing people’s attention to the simple fact that there are a lot more well-intentioned people out there, who by proxy (via the state) can do a lot more harm than a few whatever-paths.

          Reminds me of good old Chesterton:

          “..When a religious scheme is shattered (as Christianity was shattered at the Reformation), it is not merely the vices that are let loose. The vices are, indeed, let loose, and they wander and do damage. But the virtues are let loose also; and the virtues wander more wildly, and the virtues do more terrible damage. The modern world is full of the old Christian virtues gone mad..”

          [from Orthodoxy, Ch.3: “The Suicide of Thought”; emph. added]

          All the best from Amsterdam,
          Richard

          • bas says:

            Then it’s up to those “a lot more well-intentioned people out there” to start doing something about it. All I’m saying is that we need to start make decision for ourselves and not let others (especially x-paths) make them for us.

  2. HomeRemedySupply says:

    Broc, Thank you! Thanks for expediting this podcast into a visual format. The visuals really help.

    …and this information is so crucial! …so foundational!

    (Video released last week Our Leaders Are Psychopaths https://www.corbettreport.com/our-leaders-are-psychopaths/ )
    YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPf5i84BqcA

  3. anuttamadd says:

    I think that a witch hunt for psychopathy is clearly in order: let’s just confine the hunt to within ourselves. As a set of traits, psychopathy is not new, and as such has certainly been addressed by various religions and philosophies over the course of human history. Here is what a 5000 year old text, the Bhagavad-Gita says about the trait set:
    “Arrogance, pride, anger, conceit, harshness and ignorance-these qualities belong to those of demonic nature, O son of Prtha.”
    –Chapter 16, Text 4

    The Bhagavad-Gita goes on to describe exactly the mentality of a psychopath, and then warns:
    “There are three gates leading to this hell-lust, anger, and greed. Every sane man should give these up, for they lead to the degradation of the soul.”
    –Chapter 16, Text 21

    Everyone’s life is a series of choices. When we make a habit to choose the right thing over the easy thing, our consciousness gradually becomes elevated. A person with an elevated consciousness is loving, happy, satisfied and fearless. While the person with the demonic consciousness might have more money, prestige and power, it is up to each individual to pick his/her direction.

    • Murray says:

      Anger, Harshness:
      “a witch hunt for psychopathy is clearly in order”

      Arrogance, Ignorance, Pride, Conceit:
      “our consciousness gradually becomes elevated”
      “… satisfied and fearless”
      “Every sane man should give these up …”

      Lust, Greed:
      A human being couldn’t ever be naturally born without a series of motivated actions by these desires targeted towards an opposite sex.

      I understand how people got excited at the opportunity to hurt designated others.

  4. In Blade Runner Leon was a psychopath, but he was built that way, in fact he’s the most unemotional of the bunch. Lucky for him, in this case.

    Harrison Ford is a mercenary hunting down escaped slaves, real or synthetic, they are still humanoid with human emotions and suffering. Because the movie follows Deckard we identify with him even though he’s a bad guy blade runner hunting and killing slaves.

    David Fincher declined to participate in the new Star Wars franchise about two slave droids through the rise and fall and rise and fall of Empire and resistance.

    In the new Star Wars movie C-3PO is owned by Bayter and tries to keep up, “Master Bayter! Master Bayter! Come on back, Master Bayter!

  5. Bad link for:
    Bladerunner – Film, Literature and the New World Order

    • Blade Runner is easily in my top 10 if not 5.
      It set up Brazil, Max Headroom, The Matrix, etc.

      I am pretty sure I would have remembered if you did a show on it, so I looked back through the Film, Lit & NWO to find it wasn’t there after all.

      Am I missing something?

      Also, maybe a fan can help me…
      There were at least 8 versions. I have these:
      Blade Runner (1982) Workprint (1:50:05)
      Blade Runner (1982) U.S. Theatrical Cut (1:57:17)
      Blade Runner (1982) International Cut (1:57:26)
      Blade Runner (1982-1992) Director’s Cut (1:56:35
      Blade Runner (1982-2007) Final Cut (1:57:37)
      Blade Runner (1982-20??) Ultimate Cut (1:57:45)
      What’s the difference between Final Cut and Ultimate Cut and who made it when?

      This article needs updating but I’m banned and they lock it on occasion and prevent fancruft: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Versions_of_Blade_Runner

  6. mrsoapdish says:

    I have suffered through my last two bosses who were Psychopaths.

    The first, holding a top secret clearance and her PhD in acoustics, actually got to the point of “rule” that she literally was becoming physical with some of my co-workers. One instance she forced a coworker to take meeting notes, who was right handed, who had recently broken his right arm. Another included grabbing one co-worker by the arm ripping him out of the chair, and another incident where she pushed him in the hall. Here was a woman 40 some years in her position, a very large frame, intimidating.

    One female co-worker, a serious professional in her field, well recognized, would be constantly intimidated by her. She would wait until late and everyone was gone, corner her in her office and would not let her leave by standing in the doorway. Her giant stature made it even more impactful.

    She did a similar thing to another female co-worker, who would literally be vomiting into her trash can because the verbal abuse would soon be coming in her “meetings” with her.

    I exposed this person, although there was little discipline, at least our immediate department didn’t have to suffer through the problems. I put EVERYTHING on the line to expose this person. At the end, I was fortunate to have some protection from HR, but in the end they let her back. She should have lost her clearance, as I found this wasn’t the first time there was such an issue. When I initially brought this issue to HR, I was then pulled into the Office Head and questioned, being told I should have come to him first. In the same breath he confessed that he was AFRAID of her. This person led a program that was both Top Secret as well as Secret.

    The second was a boss who, not only was a Psychopath, also appeared to be severely bipolar. The type of person who would alter work at the last minute, forcing engineering decisions that cost many many man hours. All because he could not be wrong. He however, was very good at convincing others he was fine, and spent tons of energy protecting his history.

    The general manager, who later on a co-worker had a heart-to-heart with after the company went down the tubes, had not realized the extent of this person’s impact on the employees. The HR representative did NOTHING because he was her boss as well. I had even gotten a call from the ethics officer from the main corporation, as they were investigating my boss for making unethical and flat out false product specifications (or lack thereof).

    In the end, the company crashed and burned, but he kept on networking his way into a major position in the company.

    Thing is, these types will often combine forces when convenient. It’s a terrible situation to be in.

    My advice, get out, don’t try to change it if you are under their rule. Most of the time, the system will not protect you because they will often choose to cover up the truth because they know it means hard times ahead.

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      mrsoapdish,
      I truly appreciate anecdotes like this. They not only offer insight, but they add to the realness and personal nature of “a typed comment section”.

      I hear ya about these Psychopathic character types who tend to gain positions of power, who tend to becomes supervisors.
      I have noticed this many times over my many years. (I am over 60)

      I am convinced that often companies deliberately hire a “management type person” because they have certain traits…
      …such as being able to aggressive bully policies and personnel, have no empathy nor sympathy towards personnel, are ruthless, willing to do whatever it takes to achieve an objective, cold blooded, heartless, etc.

      I think it is okay to use the word “psychopath” to friends and others in order to describe such a boss, because the word “asshole” doesn’t quite convey their asshole-ness.
      However, with what I know, I think the real true dangerous psychopaths are the ones which are well cloaked. They are hard to easily spot. So, I am hesitant to formally label some folks as true psychopaths.

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      mrsoapdish,
      I will share one of my anecdotes about Rats and Boss Rats taken from the last part of this comment… https://www.corbettreport.com/interview-1288-new-world-next-week-with-james-evan-pilato/#comment-41268

      A Texas healthfood type grocery store in a very affluent neighborhood once had hundreds and hundreds of rats. So many rats, sometimes one would fall on an employee. Overnight, rats would nibble into packages, leaving their piss and poop all over product and shelves. The smell was rank and permeated the area despite cleaning. Nasty. Gross.

      The Regional Manager is the Supervisor of all Store Managers for the many grocery stores of the chain in a wide area of Texas. I remember when he was hired by this healthfood chain from outside the company.
      One of my coworkers, an assistant manager who I knew well, told me that the new boss was once her boss at another grocery chain, a Hispanic food chain.
      I had to pry her for information, because she was so sweet that she did not want to bad mouth people. Essentially, this new Regional Manager had been such an insane asshole bully that he had played a large role in bankrupting the previous Hispanic chain.

      He was a bully. I saw it. I saw the stress he placed on Store Managers. And he often instituted arbitrary policies and changes which were kind of nutty. And boy!…would he put on a parade when his bosses were in town, a complete change of personality. This Regional Store Manager eventually started to avoid coming into the Vitamin Department where I was. Anytime he was there, I often would assertively, fearlessly, confront him about issues or his arbitraries. Something worth noting: This guy would not look at you. When he spoke to you, he was looking way off in another direction. It was more than poor communication skills. There was a sense that you were an insignificant object, a nothing, when he spoke to you.

      When hired, the Regional Manager decided that he would use our store as his “office”, although he already had another office nearby. So, he tells the Vitamin Department to clear out all their stock which was in a large storage room. This creates a chaotic mess in itself with inventory spread all over the back. A few months after he moves into his “new office” (previous Vitamin storage room), our store started experiencing a problem with rats. The Store Manager and employees kept pleading for help with the problem to the Regional Manager. No help. However, after some time, the Regional Manager moved his office out of the store because the rat urine was so rank in his office. It stank big time with emphasis on gag. I finally called the City which threatened to close the store. When a guy in a hazmat suit tore out the Regional Mgr’s office wall, there were more than 50 live baby rats in the Regional Manager’s office wall.

      Most people would easily label him a psychopath. Maybe he was. Regardless, I knew the guy was trouble. I went to great lengths to get him fired, including writing corporate and telling other managers that I, a peon clerk, was going to get him fired. Eventually, he “resigned”, likely an enforced resignation.

  7. m.clare says:

    Places that forbid intimate relationships between men and women tend to accumulate individuals who do not desire such relationships (i.e. catholic church)

    Places that reward shameless self promotion by any means necessary tend to accumulate narcissistic psychopaths (i.e. parliaments & corporate boardrooms)

    Life = competition for finite resources of space, energy, time. Competition between individuals, between species and between groups is an inescapable reality.

    Politicians compete. Corporations compete. Individuals compete.

    Is the role of a legal system to clearly define the nature and limitations of this unavoidable competition between individuals and groups?

    So, we know we’ll find some pedophiles in the church and some psychopaths in parliament. Do we round them all up and burn them at the stake? Obviously not. WE are not the psychopaths.

    Dandelions compete for space, energy and time in my front lawn. They are particularly good at installing themselves there. I can either take the time to weed, water, prune etc. or let the dandelions take over. Choice is mine. Nobody else will do it for me.

    Re: Witch Hunt: I can identify the dandelions and pull them up by the roots. I can fertilize and water the lawn in such a way as to make the environment less hospitable to the weeds. I can instead choose to do nothing and amuse myself on the couch with entertainments and pharmaceuticals.

    • wingsuitfreak says:

      You can also harvest the leaves and make a nice meal or when you up-root the dandelion, you can roast the roots and make a nice tea. Weeds are just flowers out of fashion.

      • About a dozen years ago, I once heard a quote attributed to Buckminster Fuller something like:

        “(Garbage) waste is just resources we haven’t figured out a purpose for.”

        About 6 or 7 years ago I really tried with no luck to verify this quote and attribution. A brief Google search comes up null today too.

  8. willrock says:

    I don’t believe that the Rothschilds are all psychopaths because I don’t think that this is something that “runs in the family”.

    Actually, I believe that in 90% of the cases, the free loaders that “run the world” are going to be accountable to God, for not having enough courage to deny their dirty heritage and do what they must do to fix the evil their families have brought to this world.

    I totally agree with the possibility that many CEOs are psychopaths though, because of an explanation that I heard in an interview you did with an expert some time ago. He explained that the elite prefers to find people with criminal records of raping children, for instance, because the risk of retreating from some bad decisions is almost zero. That makes a lot of sense.

    Most people who belong to the system are useful idiots or are threatened to do what the big bosses want them to do. They lost their freedom for having chosen that path and have to lie for their lives. Something they shouldn’t do if they want to promote restitution to relief their burden.

    I can’t imagine Cleon Skousen, who wrote “The Naked Communist” and “The Naked Capitalist”, great source of inspiration for Edward G. Griffin, believing in a psychopath (he is a Mormon and also wrote some very interesting material about criminality).

    I can’t also imagine Erik Berg, who is the “James Corbett of medicine” in my opinion, believing in psychopaths. I don’t think that Scientology is also a derogative belief because of that.

    Most people at the “top” are going to pay for their bad choices some day, that’s why whoever has a chance must appropriately warn them about the consequences of their decisions, so that they can hopefully change their lives.

  9. HomeRemedySupply says:

    Witchhunts and Infections and Antidotes

    Like James Corbett states at the last part of Revisiting Psychopathy ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UrTcaH6DAk&feature=youtu.be&t=35m45s ), we should be somewhat cautious when we attempt to label folks at psychopaths.
    Awareness of the topic “psychopathology” is extremely crucial towards better understanding our world, but as Corbett points out there is a lot of information about the subject and the subject in itself is not an “end-all” towards understanding the world.

    I feel that knowing about the Psychopaths is crucially important.
    I contend that the system is designed by and also for psychopaths & their infected minions.
    These soulless maggots migrate towards a psychopathic system because that system protects them and gives them more power. They will feed a system which lets them do what they want. And what they want is not in the best interest of humanity.
    In my opinion, this topic is foundational to understanding our world situation.

    The psychopathic nature has infected the world, like a contagion of aberration.
    This makes the situations look muddy. The aberrations are embedded within society. This sick ailing world is infected and slowly rots of gangrene.
    The psychopaths deliberately infect it.

    But at this point in time, we have something which has never really existed before…
    We have an incredible amount of information which exposes psychopathic behavior and also we have the means to broadcast it widely.

    A very applicable QUOTE:
    ”…knowledge of its nature and its insidious effects on both individuals and groups is the only antidote…”
    From “Political Ponerology” discussion here… ( about 2 minutes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDHvfkP9mNI&feature=youtu.be&t=14m

  10. HomeRemedySupply says:

    Scientology – One of the best examples of a modern day Psychopath Witch Hunt

    The Church of Scientology has terms for “psychopaths” and for people directly influenced by psychopaths. One of the best examples of a Psychopath Witch Hunt gone crazy is with The Church of Scientology.
    Links to the terms and information about the witch hunt here …
    https://www.corbettreport.com/episode-090-our-leaders-are-psychopaths/comment-page-1/#comment-41140
    I suggest watching some of the short videos… https://www.corbettreport.com/episode-090-our-leaders-are-psychopaths/comment-page-1/#comment-41142

    I am not going to say that every aspect of Scientology is bad or nutty. Some of the written material contains insights. You’ll have to glean the information for yourself. Here is some original Scientology information worth viewing…
    http://www.matrixfiles.com/Scientology%20Materials/Books/1957%20THE%20PROBLEMS%20OF%20WORK.pdf

    Most of us have heard of folks like Jim Marrs, G. Edward Griffin, or perhaps Psychiatrist Colin Ross.
    Read more here… https://www.corbettreport.com/open-thread/comment-page-1/#comment-39625
    …and here…
    https://www.corbettreport.com/interview-1273-newsbud-launches-new-funding-drive/comment-page-1/#comment-38561

    And there is this about “control”…
    https://www.corbettreport.com/interview-1240-rick-falkvinge-on-rule-41-and-the-new-online-order/comment-page-1/#comment-35367

  11. nosoapradio says:

    Indeed… if psychopathy is lazily summarized as being deviant human behavior

    it would seem perilous to launch a witch hunt against it.

    As what are lazily known as “Truthers” or “Skeptics”

    are humans showing deviant behavior. Deviant from the norm.

    As one great shoe-dodging man once said;

    “You’re either with us, or you’re with the terrorists…”

    • I’m with the US terrorists.
      I can’t help it.
      I’m Canadian.
      We have joke elections too and taxation without representation. (It could be different if we could vote on where our tax dollars go.)
      We have a sell out Prime Minister and establishment system of our own but it never fails to be with in lock step with American policy which includes a global war of terror.

  12. Mielia says:

    Dear James,
    I deleted my pledge on patreon today. The reason is not because I disagree to the way you provide your content or that I don’t want to provide fiat to your open source intelligence media. Quite the contrary.
    I know that you, and especially James E. Pilato from mediamonarchy, endorsed patreon as a means to support you in the recent months and years.
    The recent deletion of the account of Lauren Southern by patreon led me to the conclusion as no longer use patreon as a means to support you, because this was a statement by patreon that they are willing to suppress free speech and thus I won’t funnel money through them. You’ll receive my donations through other means.
    Lots of guys working for global research call themselves communists or socialists, Lauren Southern may name herself identitarian, as going along advocating nationalist means (amongst others) of decreasing globalist influences. You’ll disagree with both of their positions, but you won’t disagree with their possibility to express their positions.
    However, my point is, the company patreon positioned itself against free speech, and I won’t support that. I hope you won’t either.
    Appreciate your work and wish you all the best for you and your family,
    Mielia

    • Richard Ran says:

      Hi Mielia,

      Thank you for posting this. Didn’t know anything about the “Defend Europe” mission. Also didn’t know about Patreon employee Mr Aaron Ringgenberg publicly supporting Antifa (a fascist “anti-fascist” NGO).

      For sure, freedom loving folk shouldn’t use Patreon and I understand why people might be sympathetic to publicity stunts like Defend Europe, exposing some of these NGO’s. And I hope it’s only just a publicity stunt.

      But I’m not sure. Because it all sounds like one big Hegelian Circus to me. “Populists” versus “Pro-migrants”, the perfectly scripted globalist’s game of pitting one controlled group against the other, analogous to the “War on Terror” scheme.
      Well orchestrated, well done.

      Kind regs from Amsterdam,
      Richard

      P.s.: thnx for the link HRS

    • Richard Ran says:

      P.s.: Mielia, I’d be interested to know what James’ reply would be re this Patreon situation. Let us know if you hear anything?

      Cheers from Amsterdam,
      Richard

    • When inspired I joke, but this is no laughing matter. This is very serious.

      I don’t like her or her show, but I defend her right to it. Corbett could be next.

      This demands a James Corbett response at the least.
      It’s hard to bite one of the hands that feeds you.
      But you can at least weigh in on that abusive hand.

    • wingsuitfreak says:

      Now who can I use? I already won’t use paypal for a similar reason. Any suggestions anyone?

      • There is talk of upcoming alternatives. The more the better. But where is this talk?

        Also, when will Steemit decentralize? Blockchain is great and rigging it is expected, but unless it’s decentralized it’s just another mini-monopoly.

    • mkey says:

      I have to say I saw this coming. Not related to Lauren presently, but it was destined to happen, just matter of time. Firstly Youtube started pulling legs under people, so people flocked to patreon. Who’s controlling it? Are these people outside of grey eminence control? Are they unwilling to cooperate? If they were, they’d probably go out of business, like lavabit did.

      This is the perfect example of trying to play against the system in its own court and under its own rules.

      • I’d like to see an in depth piece on Patreon, the pros and cons.

        I wouldn’t be surprised if a Alt-Right Patreon knock off springs up in response.

        I forget where I heard this:

        YouTube is allowing all sorts of shit on such as the “Elsagate” stuff, which is a bunch of idiots dressing up in trademarked costumes (I don’t mind ripping OUR cultural heroes that THEY push on us) such as Spiderman, Disney, etc. acting out in stupid ways, usually with fighting and sexual innuendo if not outright unappropriated – all directly aimed at young audiences and getting MILLIONS of views (or bots). I can’t say how much this is really happening but the one video showed a channel with endless low budget mindless “skits”. I also can’t say if there is a bunch of neo-Nazi shit or ISIS recruitment on YouTube as is often bantered around but there could be. And don’t confuse Alt-Right with neo-Nazis. While I don’t agree with the Alt-Right or the Regressive-Left or the SJWs, sometimes some of them have a valid point, even if I don’t agree with it. Same thing with insurgents defending their homeland from our foreign occupations, death squads and drones, and corrupting exploitative corporations. Free speech is free speech (unless it’s a threat).

        Anyway, once they fill YouTube with sewage they’ll have the excuse to brutally “clean it up” leaving a Hulu-Netflix type toilet behind.

        = Next Level FreeNet =

        Does anyone remember FreeNet? Before Tor became the most popular deep web app there were things like Waste and FreeNet. Waste was for your network sharing with your friends. The internet then was too slow and it didn’t catch on. You could look at all the stuff your friends shared and copy from them. Friends didn’t need to overlap, etc. FreeNet may still be going and you dedicate a chunk of your hard drive to encrypted random stuff. You will never know how much of it is child porn or secret plans or what and that’s okay because it just keeps sharing all this data spread out over the entire FreeNet. The other half of it is the stuff that you search for download and keep sharing and actually know what it is. This system had pros and cons to it and wasn’t fast and probably had a lot of bad stuff clogging it up. Easy for me to hypothesize as a non-coder, but it seems that you could stack various apps together (ie. eMail + forums + Tor + BitChute + BitTorrent + eMule + ZeroNet + Waste + Blockchain + protocols + FreeNAS + etc.) into a cluster system stack for decentralized reliable sharing that don’t demand centralized websites or credit.

        Or have people already tried and been squashed? By agents or weaknesses? (Every systems has weaknesses and to build a fortress of sponges may be ineffective.)

        Or are too many people too lazy to try?

        A laptop and a phone don’t have much storage. People use the cloud or online (centralized) services and servers. When the cloud screws us we get angry and get over it.

        To take some of the power back would require people to decentralize the data and bring it home with them. If everyone (or just a lot of people) had a dedicated computer running ZeroNet (or something like it), adding a 4tb drive once a year (getting cheaper all the time), then we’d all be amazed at how decentralized and how much power we’d reclaim.

        I loved LaughingSquid.net when I could afford it and when I had a site, but even that was a centralized service. I’d rather see more home servers than Go-Daddy’s.

        • mkey says:

          I think we kind of got to see the cons of patreon with this case. If they are against free speech and think they are beyond reach of crticism, that’s as bad as it get. What amount of pros can sway that?

          As per your software question, the only torrent client doing things differently lately, that I have seen, is tribbler. It wasn’t as wildly used the last time I checked it out. What it does differently it puts extra security in place and allows an extra layer of decentralization, making it possible to completely abolish centralized content index sites.

          • “What amount of pros can sway that?” = very good point

            However, we live in a world with diverse spectra. Things don’t have to be black and white, though I admit sometimes it’s useful on occasion to make cut and dried separation decisions – when properly informed.

            I agree that James Corbett’s ideal of voluntarism is great. I also agree that Richard Wolff’s authentic democracy (worker’s cooperatives, etc) is great. I also think that working people deserve a profit for their effort. I also think losing labels and treating people as individuals is great.

            And while all of these concepts are worth striving for, none of them are attainable. Stereotypes help by providing a crude basic metaphor for understanding unknowns, including new people. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t, and sometimes that stereotype has been manipulated by power. No matter how many people adopt anarchy there will still be those that demand leadership, group think, and herd/mob mentality – and they can be dangerous and require defending against, again, requiring the anarchists to for another tribe. I won’t even start about capitalism/exploitism.

            It’s all about balance.

            Patreon is proving that it’s not perfect. By listing the pros and cons we can see the strengths and weaknesses and see how imperfect it is. Maybe we can learn how to balance it. Maybe we can see how many YouTubers have migrated to Patreon putting all their eggs in one basket which is now showing it’s weakness.

            Pearse Redmond called me a troll and told me to fuck off rather than learn about the Bitcoin Ponzi scheme so that I could give him some. Maybe when the markets crash this fall and the elites decide to smash Patreon he’ll go down too, which will be sad because besides being a jerk, his work is terrific.

            I’d like to see everything go “underground” in a way. If everyone starts using Tor or ZeroNet or IPV6 or whatev then perhaps we’ll regain some security. Then again the powers that be probably have a few dozen ways to subvert that at every level and no matter how much encryption we have there are always back doors.

          • mkey says:

            In this regard (eggs in basket) patreon replaced youtube and many people have simply taken the eggs and put them in a new basket. That’s not a solution to the fundamental issue and it shows. An opportunity to learn something has been missed by many and depending on how this evolves (I’m pretty sure it’s down hill from here) it’s questionable whether a new opportunity will show its face.

            Regarding encryption: I assure you, if you do it right, there’s fuckall anyone can do to break it. Nothing past storing it for possible later decryption by a possible super computer at later date can be done about it. Of course, one may not rely on these tech companies for privacy.

  13. HomeRemedySupply says:

    Revisiting Psychopathy also seems to have a thread here…
    https://www.corbettreport.com/revisiting-psychopathy/

  14. What I gleaned is that psychopaths have little or no empathy, emotional connection, compassion, etc. Emotions come in all shapes and flavors. So my question is…

    Do psychopaths appreciate emotional arts?

    Cold art, abstract art, etc may have balance, form, texture, or other things of interest to appreciate. But what about emotional movies, literature, or music? Have there been studies and/or statistics on this?

    I came to this thinking that humans evolved with a variety of emotions that provide a function in nature. Our emotions evolved with our brain size. Our advanced emotions grant us meaning and purpose, as well as delusions, false attachments, and dogmas.

    Are more psychopaths atheists, skeptics, anti-stateists, and anti-scientismists?

    Do psychopaths suffer existential angst or live happily in nihilistic optimism?

    Do psychopathic senses of humor differ from others?

    Do antidepressants work on psychopaths any differently?

    Have there been studies and/or statistics on this?

    When humans transcend to trans-humans to join the hive-mind singularity, we may leave behind some good and some bad features of being human. Feeble memories and bodies, emotions and sensuality.

    What if emotions are not as great as we’re led to believe? Half of emotions are bad. I suffer chronic manic depression (made worse by trusting big pharma for 4.5 years) and know what a burden being emotional can be. I pondered if I could be psychopathic but have too many regrets and don’t forget them even when manic and/or happy. None of the 16 or 18 drugs they gave me worked. I don’t know if I’m an exception or a industry-secret common response. Does intelligence interferes with being “tranquilized”? I wonder if the drugs would work on a psychopath. Maybe I’m like them, similar but different. Or maybe I’m just different but different in the other direction.

    What if being a psychopath is a better less-burdened evolution?

    Try to imagine a good, decent person, who followed all the rules of society better than most – and was a psychopath, without some of our “sane” burdens.

    I’m not saying we’re not worthy to continue existing, but perhaps they are better suited for the next stage. It seems that omitting complicated messy fuzzy emotions would be better for A.I. even if the duplicitous game theory may be more complicated.

    Imagine history without religion and emotions and art where everyone was either truthful, lying, and/or both vying for position in the great game of collecting stuff, resources, power, and control.

    • Q: What is a conspirophile’s wet dream?
      A: A truther fully woke, soaking wet, theorizing and analyzing whether it’s water, sweat, urine, semen, blood, or O.J., who’s it is, and who put it there.

      Then Oswald zips up his fly and leaves an unburned passport on the ground as he’s beamed back to Area 51.

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      Jason,
      In your post, you pose many questions.
      I gained a lot of insight from watching “Fishead” and YouTube interviews with some of the psychiatrists who researched “Psychopaths”. There are some good articles on the internet by those guys. Also, there is some insight in the Scientology “anti-social personality” article…they list some traits.

    • wingsuitfreak says:

      They don’t appreciate the emotions, but they are curious about them. Psychopaths are ultimately unable to hold the reins of power because they are sensed by those who are observant and DO hold the reins of power. The reins of power are held by those who have mastered the art of manipulating emotions. Something you must possess before you can master.

    • Do you think Ayn Rand was a psychopath?

  15. HomeRemedySupply says:

    The following quote from Michael.bc is worth repeating many, many times…

    Understand that Psychopathy has always been the gorilla in the room of human existence; their greatest fear is being found out and they will do anything to keep it suppressed from general knowledge. No topic is more important, more challenging but in the end more revealing of our reality here on planet earth. In the end awareness and knowledge is our only hope and greatest strength.

    You underestimate this reality at your peril. …. — michael.bc

    ~~~~ ~~~
    Taken from this fantastic write-up here…
    https://www.corbettreport.com/revisiting-psychopathy/comment-page-1/#comment-41671

    But please comment on this Thread. The other thread is closed.

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