Conservative March Toward a Society of Sociopaths
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“Invisible Pink Unicorn”
Since: May 08
#1 Aug 12, 2013
Last night I spent some time with a close friend (lets call him Jake) and as we often do when we get together, we discussed politics. You see, hes a fantastic source for political insight because he doesnt really follow politics or have any kind of political affiliation. Hell, I dont know if hes ever even voted.
But Jake is a great source because he has another close friend, lets call him Stan, whos a far right-wing conservative. Therefore he hears my side and Stans side, watches the news, reads the paper and based on only what he sees as logical and rational he molds his opinion. Which to this point he often tells me most of the stuff Stan says to him just doesnt make any sense.
Last night when discussing Stan and some of what I refer to as his asinine political beliefs, it occurred to meStan is exactly how Republicans want Americans to behave.
And Stan is a sociopath.
Hes a white male, strongly opposed to most other races and immigrants. Believes every single far right-wing economic theory imaginable and actually cited Argentina as a beacon for true capitalism. He has no remorse for others, seems to live in a world where hes the focal point but he presents himself as extremely charming and personable when you first meet him. He has no problem ignoring social ethics or morals if it benefits his self interest. Hes told my friend that people should only worry about themselves, and not care about the struggles of others. That in life, self interests should trump everything else.
Then, and I kid you not, he apparently followed his only worry about your own self interest speech by pressing my friend on why hes not more involved in church.
See, Stan is exactly the kind of person Republicans want to create.
A society of people who only worry about themselves. People who ostracize everyone thats not like them. Humans that value possessions over people, and while they might give money to their church, its only because their church is filled with people just like them. And while these people go to church and call themselves Christians, theyve somehow convinced themselves that Jesus Christ was some selfish, hateful, judgmental person who valued his own self interest over the betterment of others less fortunate than himself.
And Stan is a perfect example of this. Somehow in one discussion he preached to my friend Jake on why he should only worry about himself, while also questioning why he isnt more involved in churcha place thats supposed to emphasize generosity and helping others.
Stan will talk about Jesus and how he himself is a Christianthen follow that by calling African Americans derogatory names, claim as humans we only need to worry about ourselves, thinks Muslims should leave the country (and would prefer they didnt exist at all) and shows no sign of any kind of moral obligation to those in society who are less fortunate than he is.
Because see, in a society of sociopaths, greed is good. Greed is the driving force behind their existence. Its acceptable in a society of sociopaths for people like the Koch brothers to oppose minimum wage and health care, while being worth tens of billions of dollars, because a sociopath doesnt feel they owe anything to anyone.
If their workers are underpaid, overworked, lack benefits or safe working conditions, in the mind of a sociopathwho cares? Quit and get another job or stop complaining because they dont owe workers anything. They only have an obligation to themselves and their own self interests. If workers want better pay, safer working conditions or benefitsfind another job. If you cant find a job which offers any of thattoo bad.
The rest here.
#2 Aug 14, 2013
Yup. A well received post.
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Since: Jul 13
#3 Sep 6, 2013
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