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Sociopathy, Lack Of Empathy, Hypocritical Personality Complex, Authoritian Personality, asperger's syndrome, borderline personality disorder

How could anyone seriously believe that the corporations are a-ok and pay their fair share of taxes (see all of the offshore tax havens that add up to over a trillion in tax dollars, enough to reverse the deficit and create a 200 billion dollar a year surplus) and yet the poor should pay more? How can anyone but someone who lacks basic empathy shift the burden onto teachers? How could anyone who doesn't have a HEART support the republican agenda? I'm going to make a wide assertion; the entirety of the republican base suffers from antisocial personality disorder. they are common every day sociopaths living normal life’s and MIMICING human emotions like empathy and warmth in desperate attempts to appear normal. But deep down they don't feel love, they have no idea what that is. they have no conscience, and don't give a flying **** about anyone but themselves. they suffer from borderline personality disorder and see the world and morality in black and white, with liberals as evil and conservatives as pure good. they have no shades of gray and no understanding of the basic complexities of life. conservatives in general suffer from problems understanding metaphors and problems with understanding irony and sarcasm. they take everything as literal. like when Obama mentions bringing a gun to a knife fight it's somehow as violent as rush Limbaugh saying "I tell people don't kill all the liberals, leave enough around so we can have two on every campus; living fossils, so we will never forget what these people stood for. “because they are unable to process that Obama means a metaphorical gun in a metaphorical knife fight because they are that deficient. much like someone suffering from Asperger’s syndrome is unable to handle anything except literally.

http://www.youmeworks.com/sociopaths.html
ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 10 Responses Mar 23, 2011

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Lack of empathy?! How dare someone not have something that isn't real!

Here's a real shocker for ya; they don't ride unicorns either. *Shudder!*

how is empathy unreal ???

and before you say unicorns aren't either look again at the stuffed toy aisle of most department stores

Lol you just hate conservatives for not agreeing with you, anyone who resorts to abuse has no argument to make your use of perjoratives in the title proves this. Like that **** reds babble when Zionists are criticized ... "You're a nazi" you and your ilk are **** wits and an embarrassment to Marx.

"they suffer from borderline personality disorder and see the world and morality in black and white, with liberals as evil and conservatives as pure good."

They are a bunch of evil bastards, aren't they?

nice try. Not going to work.

I'm a self consistent Liberal. Deal with it.

well is that not how they see the world

I think that's a good label, however not all people who are conservative are like that. If someone had EXACTLY the same views as Ronald Reagan( except that he would call Iran & Co. would be the bear in the woods instead of U.S.S.R.) he would be considered a liberal by the current crop of elected federal Republicans.

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Well said! Sociopaths is one way of describing them... here is another piece on their twisted thinking;

HERE IS THE PROBLEM WITH CONSERVATIVES;


The right wing authoritarian personality has less to do with a political view than it does with a psychological personality structure.

Yale social psychologist Stanley Milgram defined obedience as the " the psychological mechanism that links individual action to political purposes", and called it "the dispositional cement that binds men to systems of authority."

A decade before Milgram produced his findings, which dealt with the conflict arising between obedience to authority and moral conscience, a study on the Authoritarian Personality" was undertaken at UC Berkeley as part of a an effort by leading social scientists to understand how, in a culture of law, order and reason..."a vast majority of people could and actually did tolerate the mass extermination of fellow citizens." That question had some urgency after the horrors of World War II.

During the past half century, this understanding of authoritarianism has been greatly increased through the effforts of social psychologist Bob Altemeyer of the University of Manitoba. Altemeyer found authoritarianism to be consistantly associated with right wing rather then left wing ideology. It refers to people that vertly submit to the established authorities in their lives, who could be of any political stripe. They are the people that march in "lock-step" as opposed to those that march to "the beat of a different drummer".

My Way or the Highway
According to John Dean, who wrote in Conservatives Without Conscience,
"Many conservatives, particularly those who are clearly authoritarians,
are not aware of their illogical, contradictory, and hypocritical thinking. If made cognizant of it, they either rationalize it away, neglect to care, or attack those who reveal their human weaknesses.

Because such thinking seems to be a reality of contemporary conservatism,anyone operating from a logical mind or has the inclination toward a reasoned judgment will have a problem with this." Dean adds that right-wing authoritarianism reveals itself in three ways:

Authoritarian submission — a high degree of submissiveness to the authorities who are perceived to be established and legitimate in the society in which one lives.

Authoritarian aggression — a general aggressiveness directed against deviants, outgroups, and other people that are perceived to be targets according to established authorities.

Conventionalism — a high degree of adherence to the traditions and social norms that are perceived to be endorsed by society and its established authorities.

In North America these traits are seen more readily in those with conservative political leanings. To break this down even further, one can examine the following symptoms that reveal the authoritarian personality organized into four distinct catagories.

1: Faulty Reasoning — Right-wing authoritarians (RWAs) are more likely to:
Make many incorrect inferences from evidence.
Hold contradictory ideas that result from a cognitive attribute known as compartmentalized thinking, as illustrated by Orwellian doublethink.

Uncritically accept that many problems are ‘our most serious problem.’
Uncritically accept insufficient evidence that supports their beliefs.
Uncritically trust people who tell them what they want to hear.
Use many double standards in their thinking and judgments.

2: Hostility Toward Outgroups — RWAs are more likely to:
Weaken constitutional guarantees of liberty such as a Bill of Rights
Severely punish ‘common’ criminals in a role-playing situation.
Admit they obtain personal pleasure from punishing such people.
Be prejudiced against and hostile towards racial, ethnic, national,
sexual, and linguistic minorities.
Volunteer to help the government persecute almost anyone.
Be mean-spirited toward those who have made mistakes and suffered.

3: Profound Character Attributes — RWAs are more likely to:
Be dogmatic.
Be zealots.
Be hypocrites.
Be absolutists
Be bullies when they have power over others.
Help cause and inflame intergroup conflict.
Seek dominance over others by being competitive and destructive in situations requiring cooperation.

4: Blindness To One’s Own Failings And To The Failings Of Authority
Figures Whom They Respect— RWAs are more likely to:
Believe they have no personal failings.
Avoid learning about their personal failings.
Be highly self-righteous.
Use religion to erase guilt over their acts and to maintain their
self-righteousness.
These are the hallmarks of Right-wing Authoritarianism. Recognizing them and the degree to which a political party promotes them is a matter for the individual to determine.

References:
Stanley Milgram; Obedience to Authority; Obedience and Individual
Responsibility
Bob Altemeyer; The Authoritarians, University of Manitoba; The
Authoritarian Spector, Harvard University
John Dean; Conservatives Without Conscience

Thank you, it couldn't have been better said. Psychopaths rule us, dammit

I Have To Agree, Have You Ever Seen A Conservative Comic....one Who Is Funny That Is? I Mean How Do You Poke Fun At The Poor And Disenfranchised? Want To Hear A Republican Joke, Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road? To Get Away From The Underfed Children Trying To Cook It.<br />
Conservatives Are Obsessed With Greed, Nationalism And Victorian Standards Of Morality.

Well said also Godfree :)

great post!

This sounds quite reasonable to me!!!! I agree!

god I miss you.

Watch a documentary called 'The One Percent'. It made me even more disgusted at how wealth is handled in this country.

I saw that documentary, and was pissed off at just how that 1% are a bunch of egotistical scumbags. I have reason to believe they did not earn their money fair and square.

Very nice!