Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Quote: Education

“Black and Third World people are expected to educate white people as to our humanity. Women are expected to educate men. Lesbians and gay men are expected to educate the heterosexual world. The oppressors maintain their position and evade their responsibility for their own actions. There is a constant drain of energy which might be better used in redefining ourselves and devising realistic scenarios for altering the present and constructing the future.”

― Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches

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  1. Straight white men are evil oppressors that are holding everyone else down. Imagine what the world would be like if they didn't exist.

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  2. Black ones making the same thing.

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  3. How is this statement supposed to refer to psychopaths? In any given dynamic psychopaths are the oppressors if they can get away with it.

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    1. One of the tactics they use in the abuse of others is to play the victim role. This also speaks to their narcissism; their "it's all about me attitude". Abusers deny any accountability for their actions.

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    2. I agree. Psychopaths can not be equated with black or third world people, with women, lesbians, gay men... I hate when ME tries to do this and she tries it all the time. I suppose it's the trickster in her but it's intellectually weak.

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    3. Yeah. She goes out of the subject all time. This post and many others are not related with socios trip. And let's take her place now! Lol.

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    4. 4:43, sooooo are you saying there aren't any black, gay, or female psychopaths?

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    5. No, that's not what I'm saying. I'm saying it's dishonest to equate their struggle to be understood with that of a psychopath who is normally the one trying to muddy the waters so that he/she will have an advantage. If there is a constant drain of energy, the psychopath is the one doing the draining. The psychopath can't have it both ways, either he keeps hiding or comes clean and relinquishes the advantages hiding affords.

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    6. The author of this blog never said she actually agrees with the quote, maybe she just thought it was something to ponder and mull over. She did, however, recently say she is a humanist. Sociopaths have problems in their interpersonal relationships, but can often have concerns for issues on a larger scale such social or environmental issues. The same thing is seen in borderline personality disorder.

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    7. Since this is a blog about psychopathy, it is reasonable to assume that the quote was posted so that we could draw parallels between other outsiders and psychopaths. Any other interpretation is obtuse. Show me a psychopath with concerns for social issues and I'll show you a unicorn.

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    8. Well, I had a colleague that was a psychologist and a sociopath that took an interest in gays rights and women's rights. Are you familiar with James Fallon's work? Here's a clip where he talks about this kind of behavior:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I12H7khht7o

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    9. I had a colleague, who was a unicorn.He took an interest in socios' rights.

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    10. What's your age and education level? Just curious, you don't seem all that bright.

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    11. No, I'm not familiar with James Fallon's work. Will check him out. I wonder what motivates him though. Is it really gay rights and women's rights or is it professional advancement?

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    12. I think they're good questions to ask, but in his case I can't really see how it would have benefitted him on the professional level.

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    13. Btw, the psychologist that I knew wasn't named James Fallon. Fallon is a neuroscientist that has sociopathy.

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    14. It may not have been the desire for professional advancement, it could be any number of things - building social capital, promoting a 'nice guy' persona, gaining access to certain groups, business opportunities etc. These are the questions that would run through my mind when faced with a psychopath proclaiming an interest in social issues: what's in it for them?

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    15. I had a look at the James Fallon clip. He's been happy enough to toil as a low-profile scientist for years until this chance discovery; he's been married to his wife for 50 years - how psychopathic can he be? So he has the brain deficiency but he's obviously been well socialised and loved as a child by his Italian mamma (who should stop feeding him pasta pronto). If psychopathy is a spectrum disorder, he's at the low end of it.

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    16. Again, good questions as he may have been trying to manipulate other's perceptions for any number of reasons, however he was pretty introspective and honest about damaging or harmful things that he had done. He also came from a good home, but my experiences with sociopaths is almost all of them took some kind of interest in social/political issues, and have often been pretty philosophical. I don't know that their interests are entirely emotion/empathy based, but I don't see why they can't have an intellectual/cognitive interest in such things. Sociopathy is much more complex than a lot of psychologists seem to recognize, and psychology has only focused on understanding the individuals that engage in criminal activity or cause physical harm which has effected a lot of people's (even professionals) understanding of sociopathy. Personally I like examining all of the complexities, the good and the bad.

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    17. I agree, it's a complex subject. The psychopath I know best was interested in social/political issues, but mainly in terms of how they might affect his investment opportunities. His biggest interest in life was amassing capital. He was also philosophical because he suffered a lot - depression, anxiety, boredom - unlike many of the psychopaths on this site who seem relatively content. He had an emptiness at his core that he struggled to understand. He could distract himself to an extent but ultimately he had to face himself. He tried to be a good father to his kids, especially when he had an audience. As you said, complex.

      The narcissist I know best is equally complex. Adheres strictly to a religious practice to keep her on the straight and narrow, doesn't lie but ultimately is a parasite. No one is perfect and my exposure to people with PDs has taught me to appreciate what is good but keep my distance until I know who I can trust.

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  4. I respectibly disagree. It is the white Christian American male
    who is under assult in EVERY area of society. P.C. has
    DEMONIZED him to the hilt.
    While the ENTIRE human race has fallen, it is only white men as a
    group that are blamed. White guys have become the new "Jews"
    (scapegoats) of the era. I hope that you brainwashed folk are
    happy, because that is the primary reason that sociopathy-
    particularly the female kind-is growing by leaps and bounds in
    Western societies.
    The P.C. demonizing of the white Christian male has caused a
    rift between the sexes, and created a culture of "Peter Pan"
    white guys. If you read between the lines, women are infuriated.
    They want to know where all the men have gone. It's obvious
    where they've gone. When we have a popular culture that extolls
    masculine type females who behave like "hoes" because it's
    chic and conteparay, and decries white male masculinity has
    sexist and racist this what happens. So the white male is
    marginalized and effeminized.
    I see fewer and fewer white guys in anything but industrial labor.
    Mean while, white women and minority men are celebrated.
    No black women need apply.
    Given the fact that the white Christian male is treated like a
    leper nowadays, and can't even support a family, is it any wonder
    that the spiteful and brainwashed AWW (Angry white woman) is
    rejecting the weak and wicked white man and flocking the
    masculine minority male? Expect forced abortions on white
    women who carry white male fetuses, and eventual sexual
    slavery of "designer" white women.

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    1. I am not sure if Marty Mcfly or the Christian Coalition came up with this bizarre forecast of white male persecution that perhaps will be used a a preemptive defense against ideological aggression. I am hoping that the Flux capacitor was used in all the mathematical calculations to avoid gross error. I am concerned that Condoleeza Rice has been overlooked in this precognition. Perhaps she could be the savior of endangered white male fetuses?

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  5. Pity the poor sociopath trying to educate the world and explain why his needs come first.

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  6. Socios have as much respect for normos as wolves for sheeps: Games, destroying, not caring, this is their very NATURE. Now, try and find ways to change this (ask a Circus-director).

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  7. You guys its all just an error. We are the abuser, and we are the abused. We are both. If you point out there and said look there is the oppressor, then you're not taking full responsibility.

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    1. In what instances are you the abused?

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  8. In every instance!!! Like Air Trees Water Animals. We are the air. We are the trees. We are the water. And we are the animals.

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    1. That's deep Tmac. So if a bee pollinates a flower, you are abused?!

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  9. I donno I have been neglectful of the emotional self since the very beginning of time. And I have to make up for that.

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  10. Everything is alive. Everything has consciousness and everything can feel.

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  11. totally off topic. but i thought this was a really good TED talk if anyone is interested.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRJ_QfP2mhU

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  12. Yeah I liked porn more as a kid than I do now. I was very much into real life snuff films and other weird things. But like now I'm like no thats bad and it doesnt turn me on any more. i like watching inspirational things like dogs playing with birds and cats and pigs and baby goats and stuff. I miss that reptilian part of me though.

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    1. the reptilian part. you mean the animal instict right. lol. yup we all have that. i think its taming it, that's what matters.

      its the subordination of women, being in the lower rank position, that's the thing that's unethical to me.
      if you're into fetishes, its your business, as long as consensual adults agree to it and are fine with it, all power to you to fulfill yr desires. But i'm afraid women and men are out of touch with whats healthy in ones sexual acts (submission, and patriarchy are sensitive topics to me). viewing porn gets you hyper-escalated.... you just want more of it next time, craving the fix. porn is such an epidemic that i'm even guilty justifying it, lol. what ever happened to good ol' missionary, caressing, fondling with care, deep physical connection, taking your time, intense pleasurable intimacy. love. i sometimes call this boring, but its not. it just aint. it's very special to be loved and cared for in such a way.
      but im all for viewing porn and masturbating, then contracting std's. it's a dirty world. and people just need the release.
      o woe is me. lols ;) But I enjoyed this Ted talk a lot.
      a man who has come out of the porn industry himself and educates the world what it does to a women's self esteem and her worth inside, has my utmost respect. He did battle himself -- but in the end he chose what was healthy for the mind and his relationships with his partners. I bet he gives amazing sex. lol.

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  13. But its like we are innocent children of god... so like we should never feel guilty about what gives us pleasure.

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  14. As a freshly diagnosed sociopath and narcissist, I can say with certainly that some sociopaths do care about topics that are bigger than us; if and only if there is some type of incentive in doing so. As in my case, I am in my sophomore year of college and I am studying school administration and how to effectively teach and stimulate a classroom. I am doing this so I can later (hopefully) lead my own school district in Chicago to help raise grades and decrease dropout rates among inner-city children. Of course, it should have to go without saying that I do not give a flying fuck about these kids, but they inevitably effect my life and the economy so I might as well use my shallow charm and wit to help the poor bastards gain some knowledge. (Plus it tickles me pick to have all the power over so many peoples lives.)

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    1. I'm starting to like you :)

      What lead to you being diagnosed?

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    2. After 19 years of lying, showing nothing but shallow emotionless love, manipulating, and charming my way out of everything, my dearest of mother told me should take some personality quizzes for shits and giggles and eventually I stumbled on some socio/narc quizzes and the pieces just all made sense and I soon became enthralled in learning about sociopaths. I decided to go to a shrink and she was quite shocked that I came in on my own will. (I went because I want to be sure I was what I thought I was.) Now I am going to eventually work on getting my degrees so I can eventually rule the world while eating someones liver with some fava beans and nice chiante. ;)

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    3. Why, thank you!

      That was interesting.
      My family were the ones to push the whole sociopathy issue at me too, but I am far too paranoid to go near a shrink. Not to mention the label doesn't mean anything to me. I am just my darling, lovely self.

      I blame Martha Stout for getting my family all riled up. When you get to the top, invite her to dinner for me ;)

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  15. So basically Audre Lorde is a sexist (anti-male) and racist (anti-white).

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