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The Sociopathic Movement That Is Poisoning The American Society

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This American society is comprised of individuals with widely divergent thoughts and opinions about the issues facing this nation; but there are two groups, in particular, that stand out because they are so diametrically opposed in their thinking. On the one hand there are those people who care deeply about their country, about justice, fairness and equity for all people, and are sincerely concerned about the welfare of others less fortunate than themselves. On the other there are those that, by all indications, have none of those concerns but use manipulation, control and suppression of others to achieve power and personal gain.

 

This latter element is comprised of individuals who, in psychological terms, are referred to as sociopaths; those who have a difficult time relating to and interacting with others, who lack a social conscience, have a distorted sense of morality and associated values,   are adept at lying and manipulation, lack empathy, are remorseless, merciless and have an egocentric, "me" complex.

 

This is the Sociopathic Movement; the darker side of America that, while it has always been present in this society, in recent times it has been growing at an alarming rate. Those in the Occupy Movement might say that the 1% of Americans who control the wealth of America and have no intention of sharing any part of it with others represents the majority of this movement; that may be a harsh indictment but, then again, it may be largely justifiable by observed behavior and actions.

 

If we're looking for the best real life examples of this movement we need look no further than the U.S. Congress. We might call this the hotbed, the center of this movement, a perfect illustration of sociopathic behavior. Congress is where "self" is paramount and the needs and interests of the vast majority of Americans have become irrelevant. Not only is this a place where nothing of substance gets done to solve this nation's problems, it is also where these political misfits, primarily the Republican brand, are hard at work promoting the interests of Wall Street and Corporate America.

 

While not published and distributed in writing, this sociopathic movement has very clear objectives; at the top of its list is the objective to take complete control of this society and how it functions. Now that's a tall order to say the least so, if that is their intent, then how in the world could they go about achieving it? Simple; since the government is the vehicle by which the needs of the people and the problems of the nation must be addressed, their aim is to create gridlock, havoc and render the political process dysfunctional. And by the evidence at hand, their plan is working quite well.

 

Does anyone think that these supposed representatives of the people and this democracy spend sleepless nights agonizing over the plight of their fellow Americans, the anguish of those who cannot find jobs or have given up on the prospects of ever finding one?   No, of course not, because they are concerned only about "numero uno", aka themselves, and how they can secure more and bigger campaign contributions from their corporate masters.

 

For those who feel that calling this breed of politicians sociopaths is unfair and unjustifiable, consider this: these are the people who are fully aware that up to 25 million of Americans remain unemployed, underemployed or have given up on trying to find jobs. The fabricated government unemployment rate of 8.6% is, in reality, 18%.

 

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Michael Payne is an independent, progressive activist. His writings deal with social, economic, political and foreign policy issues. He is a featured writer on Opednews and Nation of Change and his articles have appeared on many other websites (more...)
 

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