I am currently dictating passages from the book Political Ponerology by Andrew M. Lobaczewski, an arduous task. However, as I read through the following passage, I thought it might perhaps be of general interest. The entire book is about psychopaths, how they maneuver in society, form groups, takeover companies, governments, and as we can see by looking at our current landscape, the entire world. Anthony Fauci is surely a psychopath, most likely Al Gore as well. Bill Gates, duh.
See if you think the following passages resonate with you as a non-psychopath.
“The average intelligence of the psychopath, especially if measured via a commonly used tests, is somewhat lower than that of normal people, albeit similarly variegated. Despite the wide variety of intelligence and interests, this group does not contain examples of the highest intelligence, nor do we find technical craftsmanship talents among them. The most gifted members of this kind may thus achieve accomplishments in those sciences which do not require a correct humanistic view or practical skills. (Academic decency is another matter, however.) Whenever we attempt to construct special tests to measure “life wisdom” or “socio-moral imagination”, even if the difficulties of psychometric evaluation are taken into account, individuals of this type indicating deficit disproportionate to their personal IQ.
In spite of their deficiencies in normal psychological and moral knowledge, they develop and then have at their disposal and knowledge of their own, something lacked by people with the natural world view. They learn to recognize each other in a crowd as early as childhood, and they develop an awareness of the existence of other individuals similar to them. They also become conscious of being different from the world of those other people surrounding them. They view us from a certain distance, like a para-specific variety. Natural human reactions – which often fail to elicit interest to normal people because they are considered self evident – strike the psychopath as strange, interesting, and even comical. They therefore observe us, deriving conclusions, forming their different world of concepts. They become experts in our weaknesses and sometimes affect heartless experiments. The suffering and injustice they cause inspire no guilt within them, since such reactions from others are simply a result of their being different and apply only to “those other” people they perceived to be not quite conspecific. Neither a normal person nor our natural worldview can fully conceive nor properly evaluate the existence of this world of different concepts.
A researcher in such phenomena can glimpse the deviant knowledge of the psychopath through long-term studies of the personalities of such, using it with some difficulty, like a foreign language. As we shall see below, such practical skill becomes rather widespread in nations afflicted by that macrosocial pathological phenomenon where in this anomaly plays the inspiring role.
A normal person can learn to speak their conceptual language even somewhat proficiently, but the psychopath is never able to incorporate the worldview of a normal person, although they often try to do so all their lives. The product of their efforts is only a role in a mask behind which they hide their deviant reality.
Another myth and role they often play, albeit containing a grain of truth in relation to the “special psychological knowledge” that the psychopath acquires regarding normal people, would be the psychopath’s brilliant mind or psychological genius; some of them actually believe in this and attempt to insinuate this belief to others.
In speaking of the mask of psychological normality worn by such individuals (and by similar deviants to a lesser extent), we should mention the book The Mask of Sanity, by Hervey Cleckley, who made this very phenomenon the crux of his reflections. A fragment:
“Let us remember that this typical behavior defeats what appeared to be his own aims. Is it not he himself who is most deeply deceived by his apparent normality? Although he deliberately cheats others and is quite conscious of his lies, he appears unable to distinguish adequately between his own pseudo-intentions, pseudo-remorse, pseudo-love, etc., and the genuine responses of a normal person. His monumental lack of insight indicates how little he appreciates the nature of his disorder. When others fail to accept immediately his “word of honor as a gentleman”, his amazement, I believe, is often genuine. His subjective experiences are so bleached of deep emotion that he is invincibly ignorant of what life means to others.
His awareness of hypocrisy’s opposite is so insubstantially theoretical that it becomes questionable if what we chiefly mean by hypocrisy should be attributed to him. Having no major value himself, can he be said to realize adequately the nature and quality of the outrages his conduct inflicts on others? A young child who has no impressive memory of severe pain may have been told by his mother that it is wrong to cut off the dog’s tail. Knowing it is wrong he may proceed with the operation. We need not totally absolve him of responsibility if we say he realizes less what he did than an adult who, in full appreciation of physical agony, so uses a knife. Can a person experience the deeper levels of sorrow without considerable knowledge of happiness? Can he achieve evil intention in this false sense without real awareness of evil’s opposite? I have no final answer to these questions.”
All researchers into psychopathy underlined three qualities primarily with regard to this most typical variety: the absence of a sense of guilt for antisocial actions, the inability to love truly, and the tendency to be garrulous in a way which easily deviates from reality.”
MT here. I also came upon the following short passage, which struck me as very interesting:
“Another interesting question suggested itself: what kind of people are the so-called “jackals”, hired as professional and mercenary killers by various groups, and to quickly and easily take up arms as a means of political struggle? They offer themselves as specialists who perform the duty as expected; no human feelings interfere with their nefarious plans. They are most certainly not normal people, but none of the deviations described herein fit this picture. As a rule, essential psychopaths are talkative and incapable of such carefully planned activity.”
This is me, MT finishing out here. We have all known these kinds of people, lived with them or worked with them, perhaps even married one. The damage they do, the harm they inflict, the ugly feelings they leave in their wake, are incalculable. We are usually left in stunned surprise when they work their magic on us, springing their traps (their ultimate joy in life). It all takes a toll on us, leaving us tired, chagrined, and only wanting to create distance from them. I think Lobaczewski claims at one point that they make up perhaps 6% of the population. Martha Stout (The Psychopath Next Door) claimed that the higher one goes up the corporate ladder, the more there are. Jordan Peterson, on the other hand, says that they are not as common in the business world as other researchers claim, as they cannot plan effectively or apply themselves with enough energy to succeed. I wonder about that. The ones I have known indeed love to plan, to set traps, and further, are usually sexually promiscuous, so that sleeping one’s way to the top is not uncommon.
“Ponerology” is the term Lobaczewski invented to describe nested evil in countries. He lived in Poland when it was controlled by the USSR. He wrote the book only to have it captured by authorities and disappeared. He rewrote it, this time giving it to a person in the Vatican for safekeeping. (I could have warned him not to do that.) Again, it disappeared. He came to the United States thinking that he had escaped such evils, only to learn (this in the 1980s) that the United States was as enmeshed in Ponerology as his former home. He wrote the book again while living in the United States, finally managing to get it published in 2007 by Red Pill Press. Lobaczewski died that year at the age of 86.