Posted Oct 29, 2018 by Martin Armstrong
COMMENT: What you discuss in “Are we Rewriting Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf” and “Hillary Advocates Violence Unless Democrats Win” are the ice people described in “The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout.” These are people with no conscience. Because your blog reminded me of the book, I am re-reading it. As the author says:
“Sociopathy is the inability to process emotional experience, including love and caring, except when such experience can be calculated as a coldly intellectual task.”
“If, instead, you find yourself often pitying someone who consistently hurts you or other people, and who actively campaigns for your sympathy, the chances are close to 100 percent that you are dealing with a sociopath.”
There are clearly those who fit this profile in your two blogs. I recall, many decades ago, where some complained that making certain groups “other” made it easy to harm them because they weren’t then seen as human. Making groups “other” is clearly a deliberate strategy being used here.
I believe there are also troubled others whose consciences have been numbed by indoctrination and propaganda from such leaders to believe the violence they do by eliminating or silencing “others” serves a greater good. Nowadays, many of their leaders call out openly for these zombies to act.
Having worked with a sociopath, I initially fell for her pity party on how she was abused earlier in life, I fell for her sweetness and vulnerability and became friends. Then I saw her engineer a complaint to ruin a man to achieve her business goal. She also tried to ruin me, but the details are not important now.
It was only luck that I saw the author being interviewed at the time and realized immediately what type of person I was actually dealing with: a velvet-covered razor blade who uses and abuses people’s genuine sympathy and concern to achieve an end.
I share your concern over the future: will we have freedom or totalitarianism? There are many strategies beyond abuse complaints to destroy others and achieve political or business goals. I believe that if more people of good heart read this book, it would help them recognize the ice people before getting conned by their pity party.
REPLY: This is the way true sociopathic politicians create hatred to gain power in politics. It is actually a sign of the Decline & Fall of an empire, nation, or city-state. It is the division of the country which pits one side against another and in the process, a portion of each side will resort to violence justified in their mind because they see the opposition as evil. This was the hallmark of Hillary, but the interesting aspect is that she most likely was not engaged in deliberately adopting this strategy to turn people to hatred, she was doing this simply because it came naturally to her.
Hillary deliberately engaged in this tactic by lumping everyone who voted for Trump as “deplorables”. She basically engaged in hate speech and continues to engage in this tactic saying that civil unrest is warranted whenever you disagree with these deplorables and they are not in control. Civility will return, she says, ONLY when they dictate the world to everyone else. These are the words of a dictator, not someone who is civil and believes in freedom. At the core of what she is saying is that they have a right to subjugate everyone to compel them to work for their benefit. This is EXACTLY what Ayn Rand fought against.
A poll by the Rand Corporation which was taken several months before the election revealed that voters who viewed themselves as neglected overwhelmingly favored Donald Trump above any other candidate. Derek Thompson at The Atlantic wrote on March 1st, 2016:
“Voters who agreed with the statement ‘people like me don’t have any say about what the government does’ were 86.5 percent more likely to prefer Trump. This feeling of powerlessness and voicelessness was a much better predictor of Trump support than age, race, college attainment, [or] income.”
The left has the media on their side. They are doing EVERYTHING possible to destroy the very foundation of freedom upon which this country was born. I get a lot of emails from people who will vote for Trump, NOT BECAUSE they think he is the greatest thing since the invention of sliced bread, but because they view this hatred and feel that they are indeed neglected, exploited, and abused for the benefit of others. Consequently, they have to be CLOSET Trump supporters for they fear they cannot even display a Trump sticker for it makes them a target.
What our model is showing is the craziest period in American politics begins here in 2018. We have NOTHING but Directional Changes and Panic Cycles in politics from here into 2021. So buckle up – we are just embarking on absolute insanity and the markets are reflecting this deep-seated fear of the left which is rising with their motto – our way or no way!
The majority of people supporting Trump just want to be left alone – the Constitutional right to pursue their own happiness, provide for their family, and let them decide their own future. Ironically, women did not need the right to vote before Socialism because it was an INDIRECT political system of government that was the very essence of freedom. The Greek Democracy was NOT that only men voted, it was ONLY the head of the household voted as if that person was the Congressman representing everyone in the household. Once Socialism began, then every individual was entitled to vote because now every individual had to pay an income tax and there was an endless supply of laws to dictate your behavior. The famous case of Griswold v Connecticut is where the right to privacy was established because the state passed a law based upon religious beliefs that birth control was against the Bible teachings so it was illegal to have a condom. The Supreme Court asked how was such a law to be enforced? Would a state official be there in the bedroom to inspect before anything took place? This is what happens under Socialism. They believe they have the power to regulate everything you do down to the most private decision. If that is the political system, them ABSOLUTELY everyone has the right to vote when it concerns a law that impacts them. It was wrong to draft boys for Vietnam as soon as they turned 18 but had no right to vote on the issue of war or even to vote before they were drafted. They were also denied the right to go to a bar but were old enough to die for a politician.