Psychopathy or Sociopatholgy is a personality disorder characterized by an abnormal lack of empathy combined with strongly amoral conduct, masked by an ability to appear outwardly normal.
The Assassinated Press
The Corporation IS an Individual: The Problem Is That Individual Is Hannibal Lecter.
By YASO ADIODI
The Assassinated Press
Psychopathy or Sociopathology is a personality disorder characterized by an abnormal lack of empathy combined with strongly amoral conduct, masked by an ability to appear outwardly normal.
No one would argue that society’s worst sociopath be he Charles Manson, Henry Kissinger, John Wayne Gacy, Bill Gates, Henry Paulson, Ted Bundy, Dick Cheney, Karl Rove or the fictional Hannibal Lecter is not an individual.
The Supreme Court has recently confirmed that the sociopathic behavior that drives corporate America is an expression of individualism of the corporate entity itself and its many nasty, murderous little cogs. The corporation is an individual, a criminally sociopathic one, but an individual none the less.
Note the ‘recidivism’ if you will of the corporate beast. Shunning any responsibility for a spate of financial frauds and consequent collapses, the result of deregulatory policy the corporations and banks wrote themselves, these Hannibal Lecters of Wall Street continue to create financial instruments designed to foster future collapses while betting against their own formulations and rewarding themselves with obscene bonuses while much of the rest of the country is left to bear the burden of their criminal behavior.
And we’re not talking the mere $56,000 a year it costs to keep the average felon behind bars. We’re talking trillions of dollars to allow a group of psychopaths to murder our families. And the taxpayer pays to have the Butchers of Wall Street come in and cut the throats of their children at night---or any time of day it likes.
When it comes to corporations we actually pay to have Hannibal Lecter open our skulls and eat our brains.
A similar psychopathology informs pols like Sarah Palin. After rallying her tea bugger followers to violence ala Charles Manson and his Family, she realized that also like Manson if some locked and loaded sociopath acted out her fantasy she could be held culpable.
Palin’s Timothy McVeigh Attends Every Tea Bagger Rally
Palin has backed off her calls to violence fearing the consequences. Charles Manson has the courage of his convictions. Palin clearly does not.
And Her John Hinckley
And Palin might find herself playing Jodie Foster to some right wing version of John Hinckley and for the same reason--- sex. Sexual obsession of Sarah Palin on the right runs high. Even as Michelle Bachman’s psychotic what-did-I-just- say stare fails to prompt the one-eyed dragon out of the camouflaged cock wattle of many Republican sociopaths and the silicon and botox encrusted bimbos of FOX News give off the unseemly aura an $800.00 latex doll, Palin’s come hither wink reminds every Charles Whitman out there of the first time he sighted some pussy through his scope.
To win Sarah’s love and approval some strapped Tea Bagger asshole from Virginia might just take that 45 minute ride North and then won’t Sarah have played out her destiny.
Gordon Brown has called for a "special investigation" into Goldman Sachs after reports that the bank is to pay £3.5 billion in bonuses. This is Gordon Brown mind you. When the Sociopaths start turning on one another you can rest assured the fucking situation is dire and many more millions of innocents are being prepared for an untimely death by the Corporate Hannibal Lecters of Wall Street.
Of course, the worst example of this trend to derive mass murder with the sociopathy of Hannibal Lecter were the Invasions of Iraq, Afghanistan and Somalia. Here the sociopathy of lies can be directly linked to the deaths of as many as two million people.
Corporate Murder at this level would humble amd delight even Hannibal Lecter. He had perhaps only a few dozen victims. Wall Street and their cronies in Washington especially during the Cheney, Johnson, Nixon/Kissinger, Ford, Carter, Reagan and Clinton regimes have slaughtered millions.
The comparison reminds me of another one that an Ex-Marine Major General made about himself and the most vicious crime boss Chicago has ever seen--- and no I don’t mean that sociopath Richard Daley or Rahm Emmanuel though E. has the potential to be far worse.
Major General Smedley Darlington Butler, two time winner of the Medal of Honor, wrote in 1935:
“I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class thug for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902–1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.”
War Is a Racket
The Wall Street Hannibal Lecters wield the financial instruments like weapons of war, a war against humanity. Would you expect anything less from a collection of sociopaths. The Supreme Court has pointed the way. We must begin to treat the Corporate Hannibal Lecters as we would any individual showing such sociopathic tendencies.
I recommend we adopt and vigorously apply Capital Punishment Statutes aka the Death Penalty to all expressions of the corporate individual, each monad responsible for the destruction and death of millions. We must wipe this sociopathic blight from our lands. We must stop these John Wayne Gacy’s, these Karl Rove’s of high finance before they kill again.
Nature or Nurture
There are clinically two categories of Corporate Hannibal Lecters. The first are the Lecters who of inherited wealth like Bechtel CEO Riley Bechtel and Blackwater/Xe former CEO Eric Prince. The second are the self-made CEO Lecters where we have only to wait a generation to have their bad seed continue in the manner of the first. Since their actions are all pathologically criminal, they should all suffer the same fate and if possible sterilized before the reproduce.
Bernays and Lee: No Empathy, No Mercy
The definition of a Corporate Hannibal Lecter states that the clinical sociopath has an “abnormal lack of empathy.” Instead of empathy Corporate Hannibal Lecters have Public Relations and advertising the brain-children of such sociopathic enablers as Ivy Lee and Edward Bernays. The job of the Public Relations Hannibal Lecters is to propagandize, ‘polish the image’, through philanthropy, advertising, community and business associations etc. much in the way Ivy Lee did for John D. Rockefeller after the Ludlow massacre. A modern day Corporate Hannibal Lecter who relies very heavily on Public Relations ghouls is, of course, Bill Gates who cultivates an image of philanthropy by controlling, fleecing or outright killing hundreds of thousands of people across the globe. It’s no coincidence that the Father of Public Relations, Edward Bernays, entitled his 1928 classic, Propaganda.