Items of interest, some recent, some not so, some that suggest possible sociopathy, some that scream it
As always I’m merely saying that in my opinion the following stories raise issues of possible sociopathic behavior or sociopathic-like behavior. I suggest we all scan all news stories for possible sociopathic elements.
Prominent Austin Activist Admits He Infiltrated RNC Protest Groups as FBI Informant
LISA FITHIAN: Well, I think this community has really been reeling as a result of this news. We feel sickened. We feel traumatized. We feel as if somebody that we thought actually had good intentions and cared for this community has been a lie. . . . I have no question that he’s a provocateur. I mean, I’ve worked with Brandon for a long time, and everywhere that Brandon has worked, there has been discord, tension, aggression. http://www.democracynow.org/2009/1/6/prominent_austin_activist_admits_he_infiltrated
“[E]verywhere that Brandon has worked, there has been discourse, tension, aggression” — that’s what you would expect from a sociopath. In addition, he buttered up those in authority, which sociopaths tend to do before commencing their campaigns.
MALIK RAHIM: I’m going to tell you, Amy, it broke my heart. It broke my heart. It literally broke my heart, because from the time that we founded—and I hate to—because Lisa is also a person that I love and respect, but Brandon was here from the very beginning. He was one of the founders of Common Ground. He was here. When we started Common Ground, Brandon was right here. He was out trying to find kin. I don’t know what happened. It was a lot of animosity. It was a lot of things that we had to deal with, like Lisa said, and always Brandon was at the forefront in it. You know, I feel—I mean, in retrospect, as I look back at it now, you know, I feel guilty about a lot of things. . . . I know that there’s been many people that left from Common Ground in frustration, and many of it was due in part because of Brandon. Many young ladies, many individuals that he literally ran off, you know? It just tackles me. I couldn’t read the whole letter. You know, I haven’t been able to read it, because of the fact that every time I do, it breaks me down into tears. http://www.democracynow.org/2009/1/6/prominent_austin_activist_admits_he_infiltrated
Notice the depth of the feelings of emotional betrayal — you see this over and over again. It seems that sociopathic betrayal of friendship and love (both of which they only mime) leaves a mixture of heartbreak and the feeling of having been slimed.
Activists should always worry about sociopathic agent provocateurs — it is a perfect match of talent to task.
This item seems to have attracted some attention so let me list some traits to keep in mind. Look for (in no particular order) any or all of the following: a Zelig like ability to be all things to all people, an incredible ability to inveigle themselves into the good graces of authority figures, individuals for whom the phrase two-sided is a vast underestimation, a delight in causing discord through subtle puppet mastery, a vast and deep irresponsibility, an “eggshell” type personality which is always threatening to respond in childish anger if thwarted, and as always both a deep arrogance with no discernible cause and an extreme talent at eliciting pity. Some of these insights may come in “a blinding flash” — you should pay attention to them. Of course some of these traits are not unique to sociopaths, however in sociopaths they have a “unique flavor” which I think will become evident after recognizing the first few sociopaths.
One must always be careful not to jump on a guilty as charged bandwagon simply because the charges are so outrageous. Judge Samuel Kent will have his day in court, the point here is the alleged behavior, which I have heard of before with likely sociopathic jurists.
Judge in Texas pleads innocent to new sex charges
A federal judge charged with fondling a court employee and trying to force her into a sexual act pleaded innocent Wednesday to new allegations brought by another former employee. http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/ss/weird/107030.php
Federal Judge Indicted in Sex Abuse Case
As a sociopathic acquaintance once said to me, “Why have a position of authority if you can’t take advantage of it?”
Once the MRI test is considered reliable enough, I believe all judges and prosecutors should routinely be screened for sociopathy. Futurepundit article quoting Adrian Raines, http://www.futurepundit.com/archives/001998.html. John Seabrook’s article on Kent Kiehl’s brain scanning machine in the The New Yorker, http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/11/10/081110fa_fact_seabrook.
Bart Whitaker, Kent Whitaker
Forgiving the Son Who Killed My Family
The Sugar Land Conspiracy
An All-American Family Is Gunned Down In A Bizarre Plot
Heather Mills and Paul McCartney
‘Dignified’ McCartney Rips Mouthy Mills
Heather Mills and Paul McCartney: The rock icon and former model split up in 2006 after a four-year marriage. In court papers, Mills accused McCartney of being violent and abusive. He denied the claims. In March, she was awarded a $48.6 million settlement. At the hearing, she doused McCartney’s attorney with water. http://www.popeater.com/music/article/paul-mccartney-heather-mills-divorce/320260
Is Heather Mills a sociopathic golddigger? The wealthy, beautiful and famous are always targets for sociopathic love cons (fortunately I don’t have any of those problems).