Monday, July 29, 2013

Is the ideal Republican a sociopath?

A blogger speculates about the society that today's Republicans seek to create, and comes up with a society of sociopaths:
A society of people who only worry about themselves. People who ostracize everyone that’s not like them. Humans that value possessions over people, and while they might give money to their church, it’s only because their church is filled with people just like them. And while these people go to church and call themselves “Christians,” they’ve 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.
Which leads us to the rapidly de-evolving Republican party. A party that doesn’t care about the environment, health care access for Americans, children, education, the well-being of our military or the poor. 
They only care about themselves and how much they can possess. People who place value on inanimate objects like guns or money before human beings. 
On the other hand, some think that the Republicans are cynically trying to create a corporate oligarchy, where it's less sociopathic than simply greedy.

Or is there a difference?


dr.primrose said...

As you may remember, there was a study a couple of years ago showing the much higher proportion of psychopaths in the CEO ranks than the general population -- Why (Some) Psychopaths Make Great CEOs. For example, the description of Al Dunlap, former CEO of Sunbeam:

"There was his reputation that he was a man who seemed to enjoy firing people, not to mention the stories from his first marriage — telling his first wife he wanted to know what human flesh tastes like, not going to his parents’ funerals. Then you realize that because of this dysfunctional capitalistic society we live in those things were positives. He was hailed and given high-powered jobs, and the more ruthlessly his administration behaved, the more his share price shot up."

JCF said...

Put another way: is it Fear or Loathing? Is there a difference?