Friday, December 30, 2011

Ayn Rand and the Sociopathic Society

A nice little rant about the underlying problem with what passes today as conservatism: an ethical system based on selfishness falls into useless contradictions before it gets started. You cannot maintain this kind of system of belief without falling into all sorts of pathologies. QED. Conservatives, these days, are promoting a sociopathic agenda -- and now the guy accosting me (with what, for him, was blistering condescension) for "illegally" collecting RECALL WALKER signatures while standing on public property makes sense.

Ayn Rand and the Sociopathic Society or ‘How I Learned to Stop Loving My Neighbor and Despise Them Instead.’ | Addicting Info

This list goes on for some time. The more I thought about it, the more obvious it became. A conservative society is a borderline sociopathic society. defines a sociopath as: a person, as a psychopathic personality, whose behavior is antisocial and who lacks a sense of moral responsibility or social conscience.

Conservapedia says a sociopath is “someone with a personality disorder characterized by an antisocial behavior and an absence of moral responsibility or social conscience.” (I would have cited Wikipedia but we all know they’re a liberal front for George Soros, I think I heard that on Glenn Beck)

The key words here are “moral responsibility” and “social conscience”. Conservative politics lack these essential characteristics. In their place we find greed, hate, lies, an inability to empathize and an overblown sense of entitlement and self importance. In other words: all the indicators of a seriously disturbed person. Except it’s a political philosophy and it has millions of disciples.

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